Programming Device and Flash Memory - 2020.2 English

Versal ACAP AI Engine Programming Environment User Guide (UG1076)

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The Vitis IDE has a feature for programming the board/part using JTAG, allowing you to bypass the need to copy the contents of sd_card to an actual SD card to boot on the board.

Programming Flash

After successfully building a design for hardware, right-click System Project and select Program Flash. You should see a screen similar to the following:

Figure 1. Program Flash Memory

In this screen specify the Image File, which is generally the BOOT.BIN, any offset (if necessary for the flash memory), as well as the Init File. The Init File is the partial PDI from the platform you are targeting. To make sure the flash is programmed properly, check the Verify after flash check box to confirm it was programmed properly. If the flash memory already has existing data, you can do a more secure erase by checking the Blank check after erase check box to make sure it is fully erased before programming.

Make sure that the Packaging options in the System Project Settings window has --package.boot_mode=qspi set.

Programming the Device

If you do not want to program the flash memory and just want to program the device through JTAG, there is an option under the Xilinx menu to select Program Device.