Opening Hardware Target Connections - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging

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The next step in opening a hardware target (for instance, a hardware board containing a JTAG chain of one or more FPGAs or ACAPs) is connecting to the hardware server that is managing the connection to the hardware target. You can do this one of three ways:

  • Use the Open Target selection under Hardware Manager in the Program and Debug section of the Vivado Flow Navigator to open new or recent hardware targets (see the following figure).

  • Use the Open Target > Recent targets or Open Target > Open New Target selection on the green user assistance banner across the top of the Hardware Manager window to open recent or new hardware targets, respectively (see the following figure).

  • Use Tcl commands to open a connection to a hardware target.
    Tip: Use the Auto Connect selection to automatically connect to a local hardware target.