Methods for Copying the PDI to a Primary Boot Device - 2020.2 English

Versal ACAP System Software Developers Guide (UG1304)

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For system configurations that use a master boot mode, the PDI file must be copied to the boot device. The following methods can be used to copy the PDI file to the master boot mode device:

  • Vivado tool hardware device manager
  • Vitis tool program flash utility
  • Removable devices, such as an SD card, can be programmed separately, and then added to the board.
  • Socketed and soldered devices, such as QSPI, can be off-board programmed, and then put onto the board.
Note: When the PDI is copied to the boot device via the Vivado tools hardware device manager or the Vitis tool program flash utility, a cable is connected from the host PC to the PMC JTAG port, and the master boot device is programmed via the JTAG interface. JTAG can also be used to boot Versal ACAP to U-Boot, and then U-Boot can be used to program the master boot device.