Vivado: Random notes about the XDC constraints file

These are a few jots about constraining in Vivado. With no particular common topic, and in no particular order. Note that I have another post on similar topics. Setting the default IOSTANDARD for all ports In a design where all ports have the same IOSTANDARD, it’s daunting to set them for all. So if there’s [...]

Manually installing launcher icons for Xilinx tools on a Gnome desktop

So I installed Vivado on my Centos 6.5 64-bit Linux machine, and even though it promised to install icons on my desktop, it didn’t. This is how I installed them manually. There is surely a simpler way, as the special launch bash scripts I created must be somewhere. But I didn’t bother looking. So it [...]

Booting Vivado / EDK mixed FSBL on Zynq-7000

Background This is yet another war story about making the FSBL boot on a Zynq processor. I had prepared an FSBL for a certain target using SDK 14.6, and then someone needed it in a Vivado package, using the SDK attached to Vivado 2014.1. In a perfect world, I would have exported the system’s configuration [...]

Vivado: An ISE guy’s exploration notes

Just a few things I wrote down for myself, as I got acquainted with Vivado 2014.1 (having worked with ISE until now). Kicking off in Linux $ cd trashcan-directory $ . /path/to/Vivado_2014.1/Vivado/2014.1/ $ vivado & or running Vivado with a certain Tcl script $ vivado -mode batch -source /path/to/project.tcl or implementing a project without GUI: [...]