Adding User-Boards to a Repository - 2020.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide System-Level Design Entry (UG895)

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2020.2 English

The Vivado Design Suite installation includes board definition files for the TDP boards that are delivered as part of the tool. You can also create your own board files, using the schema described in Board File, to add to a board repository to be used with Vivado Design Suite.

In order to add your own board files, or third-party files, to the board repository you must define the following parameter either in your Vivado_init.tcl file, or soon after opening the Vivado Design Suite:

set_param board.repoPaths [list "<path1>" “<path2>” “...”]

These paths can also be added in the GUI using Tools > Setting > XHub Store > Board Repository

For more information about the Vivado_init.tcl file refer to this link in the Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835).

Tip: The Vivado Design Suite board repository at <Vivado_install_location>/data/boards is always read regardless of the value of this parameter.