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2017.4 XBINST support for v4_0 platforms

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Registered: ‎12-08-2014

2017.4 XBINST support for v4_0 platforms

Hi,

 

Can 2017.4 xbinst be used with, for example the xilinx_adm-pcie-8k5_2ddr_4_0 platform from 2017.2 platforms directory?

xbinst appears to be looking for platform files which are present in v5_0, but appear to be missing in previous versions:

 

[root@alphacentos6 platforms]# xbinst -f xilinx_adm-pcie-8k5_2ddr_4_0/xilinx_adm-pcie-8k5_2ddr_4_0.xpfm -d 8k5_dsa

****** xbinst v2017.4 (64-bit)
  **** SW Build 2086221 on Fri Dec 15 20:54:30 MST 2017
    ** Copyright 1986-2017 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

INFO: [XBINST 60-895]    Target platform: /opt/Xilinx/SDx/2017.4/platforms/xilinx_adm-pcie-8k5_2ddr_4_0/xilinx_adm-pcie-8k5_2ddr_4_0.xpfm
INFO: [XBINST 60-267] Packaging for PCIe...
INFO: Adding section [CLEARING_BITSTREAM (1)] using: 'xilinx_adm-pcie' (573477 Bytes)
Successfully completed 'xclbincat'
ERROR: [XBINST 17-53] User Exception: The source doesn't exist: '/opt/Xilinx/SDx/2017.4/platforms/xilinx_adm-pcie-8k5_2ddr_4_0/sw/lib/x86_64/'

ERROR: [XBINST 60-666] xbinst command failed.

 

xbinst completes ok for v5_0 platforms, e.g.


[root@alphacentos6 platforms]# xbinst -f xilinx_kcu1500_dynamic_5_0/xilinx_kcu1500_dynamic_5_0.xpfm -d kcu1500_dsa

****** xbinst v2017.4 (64-bit)
  **** SW Build 2086221 on Fri Dec 15 20:54:30 MST 2017
    ** Copyright 1986-2017 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

INFO: [XBINST 60-895]    Target platform: /opt/Xilinx/SDx/2017.4/platforms/xilinx_kcu1500_dynamic_5_0/xilinx_kcu1500_dynamic_5_0.xpfm
INFO: [XBINST 60-267] Packaging for PCIe...
INFO: Adding section [CLEARING_BITSTREAM (1)] using: 'xilinx_kcu1500_' (1686170 Bytes)
INFO: Adding section [FIRMWARE (3)] using: 'mgmt' (14548 Bytes)
INFO: Adding section [SCHED_FIRMWARE (5)] using: 'sched' (6308 Bytes)
Successfully completed 'xclbincat'
INFO: [XBINST 60-268] Packaging for PCIe...COMPLETE
INFO: [XBINST 60-667] xbinst has successfully created a board installation directory at /opt/Xilinx/SDx/2017.4/platforms/kcu1500_dsa.

 

Thanks

 

Ken

 

 

Xilinx Employee
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎06-07-2016

Re: 2017.4 XBINST support for v4_0 platforms

Hi Ken,

 

In theory, this should work but in practice, the 2017.4 platforms underwent a major overhaul to support what is known as the "dynamic" platform. It's dynamic in the sense that you can have 1 to 4 DDR controllers dynamically added at compile time.

 

Quoting myself from another post related to this issue:


As we have an increasing number of SDAccel board vendors we are only able to maintain the reference designs provided in the SDAccel Environment Platform Development Guide which is published to help our board partners create SDAccel platforms.

 

Board vendors such as Alpha-Data are encouraged to make platforms for the latest SDAccel release.

 

Let them know you are interested in an SDAccel 5.0 dynamic platform: sales@alpha-data.com.

 


The 8k5 is a perfectly good SDAccel platform, I encourage you to email Alpha-Data and ask for SDAccel dynamic platform support.

 

Best,

-Dutch