Changing Device Configuration Bitstream Settings - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging (UG908)

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The most common configuration settings that you can change fall into the device configuration settings category. These settings are properties on the device model, and you change them by using the Edit Device Properties dialog for the selected synthesized or implemented design netlist. The following steps describe how to set various bitstream properties using this method:

  1. Select Tools > Edit Device Properties.
  2. In the Edit Device Properties dialog, select one of the categories in the left-hand column (see the following figure).
    Tip: You can type a property in the Search field. For example, type jtag into the Search text field to find and select properties related to JTAG programming.

  3. Set the properties to the desired values, and click OK.
  4. Select File > Constraints > Save to save the updated properties to the target XDC file.

You can also set the bitstream properties using the set_property command in an XDC file. For instance, here is an example on how to change the start-up DONE cycle property:

set_property BITSTREAM.STARTUP.DONE_CYCLE 4 [current_design]

Additional examples and templates are provided in the Vivado Templates. Device Configuration Bitstream Settings describes all of the device configuration settings.

Important: Edit only the Device Configuration Bitstream Settings relevant to the configuration mode being used. Leave the other settings at their default values.