Yocto Project Development Environment - 2021.2 English

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Software Developer Guide

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Developers can configure the Yocto project development environment to support developing Linux software for Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCs through Yocto recipes provided from the Xilinx GIT server. You can use components from the Yocto project to design, develop, and build a Linux-based software stack.

The following figure shows the complete Yocto project development environment. The Yocto project has wide range of tools which can be configured to download the latest Xilinx kernel and build with some enhancements made locally in the form of local projects.

You can also change the build and hardware configuration through BSP.

Yocto combines a compiler and other tools to build and test images. After the images pass the quality tests and package feeds required for SDK generation are received, the Yocto tool launches the Vitis IDE for application development.

The important features of the Yocto project are, as follows:

  • Provides a recent Linux kernel along with a set of system commands and libraries suitable for the embedded environment.
  • Makes available system components such as X11, GTK+, Qt, Clutter, and SDL (among others) so you can create a rich user experience on devices that have display hardware. For devices that do not have a display or where you wish to use alternative UI frameworks, these components need not be installed.
  • Creates a focused and stable core compatible with the OpenEmbedded project with which you can easily and reliably build and develop Linux software.
  • Supports a wide range of hardware and device emulation through the quick emulator (QEMU). See the Xilinx Quick Emulator User Guide: QEMU for more information.
Important: Enabling full Yocto of Xilinx QEMU is not available.
Figure 1. Yocto Project Development Environment

You can download the Yocto tools and the Yocto project development environment from the Yocto Project Organization.

For more information about Xilinx-provided Yocto features, see Yocto Features in the PetaLinux Tools Documentation: Reference Guide (UG1144).