Booting the Device - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging

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After programming the configuration memory device, you can issue a soft boot operation (i.e., JPROGRAM) to initiate the FPGA configuration from the attached configuration memory device. If you want to perform a Boot operation on the target FPGA device select the target device and right-click and select Boot from Configuration Memory Device.

Figure 1. Boot from Configuration Memory Device

Important: There can be situations after booting from configuration memory where the debug cores do not show up immediately due to system boot up considerations. Xilinx recommends that you wait for the specified time period as appropriate using the boot_hw_device Tcl command in the Vivado Hardware Manager Tcl Console, as shown below:
boot_hw_device after 1000 [refresh_hw_device] 
 Where the 1000 can be the specified by you as the max "wait_on" value.