XSA - 2023.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Embedded Software Development (UG1400)

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AMD Support Archive (.xsa) is an AMD proprietary file format and only AMD software tools understand it. Third-party software tools can communicate to the XSCT Tcl interface to extract data from the .xsa file.

Note: AMD does not recommend manually editing the XSA file or altering its contents.

XSA is a container and contains:

  • One or more .hwh files
    • AMD Vivado™ tool version, part, and board tag information
    • IP - instance, name, VLNV, and parameters
    • Memory Map information of the processors
    • Internal Connectivity information (including interrupts, clocks, etc.) and external ports information
  • BMM/MMI and BIT files
  • User and HLS driver files
  • Other meta-data files