06-21-2012 08:13 AM
I had posted this in a different forum but perhaps this forum is more appropriate.
Since we are about to embark on development for the Zynq using embedded Linux, I went to the Zynq-7000 EPP Linux Solution page (http://www.xilinx.com/products/zynq-7000/linux.htm), whose Resources section says "Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK) includes C/C++ compilers, optimized C/C++ libraries with NEON support and eclipse-based IDE for Linux application debug".
I followed this statement's link to http://wiki.xilinx.com/zynq-tools which in turn contains a link to the "ARM GNU Tools" which I downloaded and installed. But having installed this all I can see is a load of traditional text based GNU tools and the Java Runtime Library.
Does anyone know where Eclipse is hidden?
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06-21-2012 08:38 AM
Thanks Austin. The implication from your response is that Eclipse is not included in the SDK. If that is correct, why does your web page explicitly state that the SDK includes an Eclipse-based IDE?
And if I am supposed to install Eclipse as a standalone package, have Xilinx at least got instructions for how to integrate it with the tools that I just downloaded, and with a debugger device plugged into a dev board via JTAG?
06-21-2012 10:24 AM
SDK is the Xilinx GUI based on the Eclipse IDE framework.. It is installed when you install ISE System Edition, Embedded Edition, EDK (XPS + SDK + embedded IP), or SDK.
You'll find it (PC) under the start menu, e.g. Programs -> Xilinx Design Tools -> Xilinx ISE Design Suite 14.1 -> EDK -> Xilinx Software Development Kit.
Starting in 14.1, SDK does not require a license... ;)
06-22-2012 09:08 AM
Thanks Barrie. That's half of what I was looking for, the other half being the info that I have to download it from the Downloads page http://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.htm
You have also added a very valuable piece of info about it being free of charge now - well worth knowing.
06-22-2012 10:58 AM
Glad to help. The SDK is part of the standard Xilinx tool download/install images and also available there separately as a smaller image for the SW engineers. OK, to be technically correct, back before 11.1 - we didn't have a unified installer so you'd have to download EDK (and PlanAhead, ISE, Chipscope, SysGen, etc.) separately.
I can't remember when SDK was added for MicroBlaze/PPC designs. For awhile (up through 12.4) you could use XPS or SDK for the SW flow. Starting in 13.1 - the SW flow is only available in SDK - ybut ou'll still use XPS for HW subsystem creation.
We just removed the license checks from SDK in 14.1 so you'll still need a XPS or SDK license if you are using MicroBlaze with 13.4 or previous SDK versions. First public Zynq support was in 14.1, so that shouldn't be an issue here.
The actual source code for the open source parts of our tool chain is available here:
I wouldn't expect most to want these - but they are available.