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Scholar ronnywebers
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Registered: ‎10-10-2014

How to create your own custom board files for Vivado?

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Is there any information available on how to create your own board files? i.e. to setup DDR4 memory, some fixed interfaces on the board, have drop down boxes for LEDs, switches, other interfaces, ... 

In general I can see 3 files associated with (eval) boards like the Zedboard, Picozed, ZCU102, ...  :

* board.xml

* part0_pins.xml

* preset.xml

So I'm looking for info on the syntax, naming conventions, all possible parameters that can be put into these files, ... . Are there any templates to start from, or do people start from an eval board that resembles a bit your own board, or ... ?

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Re: How to create your own custom board files for Vivado?

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@ronnywebers

 

Check Appendix A in below UG:

https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2018_3/ug895-vivado-system-level-design-entry.pdf#page=100 

 

You can take existing board files in the XIlinx install directory as reference :

<install_dir>/Vivado/<version>/data/boards/board_files/

 

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Re: How to create your own custom board files for Vivado?

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Hi Ronny,

I havn't created board files before.  However, I see that Appendix-A of UG895 has quite a lot of information.

Cheers,

Mark

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Re: How to create your own custom board files for Vivado?

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@ronnywebers

 

Check Appendix A in below UG:

https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx2018_3/ug895-vivado-system-level-design-entry.pdf#page=100 

 

You can take existing board files in the XIlinx install directory as reference :

<install_dir>/Vivado/<version>/data/boards/board_files/

 

--Syed

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Re: How to create your own custom board files for Vivado?

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The appendix gives information but how can I check the syntax to debug my board preset?

The only thing that I see is that the board preset isn't present when there is an invalid parameter in the xml file.

But I haven't find any way to check my manually written xml file...

 

thanks,