get_hw_targets - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

Document ID
UG835
Release Date
2024-05-30
Version
2024.1 English

Get a list of hardware targets.

Syntax

get_hw_targets [‑of_objects <args>] [‑regexp] [‑nocase] [‑filter <arg>]
    [‑quiet] [‑verbose] [<patterns>]

Returns

Hardware targets

Usage

Name Description
[-of_objects] Get 'hw_target' objects of these types: 'hw_server'.
[-regexp] Patterns are full regular expressions
[-nocase] Perform case-insensitive matching. (valid only when -regexp specified)
[-filter] Filter list with expression
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
[<patterns>] Match the 'hw_target' objects against patterns. Default: *

Categories

Hardware, Object

Description

Returns the available hardware targets of the connected hardware servers.

The hardware target is a system board containing a JTAG chain of one or more devices that you can program with a bitstream file, or use to debug your design. Connections between hardware targets on the system board and the AMD Vivado™ Design Suite are managed by the AMD hardware server application, and the connect_hw_server command. Refer to Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging (UG908) for a list of supported JTAG download cables and devices.

Use the open_hw_target command to open a connection to one of the available hardware targets. The open target is automatically defined as the current hardware target. Alternatively, you can define the current target with the current_hw_target command, and then open a connection to the current target. The Vivado Design Suite directs programming and debug commands to the open target through the hardware server connection.

This command returns a list of available hardware targets through all connected hardware servers, or returns an error if it fails.

Arguments

-of_objects <arg> - (Optional) Return the hardware targets of the specified hardware server. The hardware server must be specified as a hw_server object using the get_hw_servers commands.
Note: The -of_objects option requires objects to be specified using the get_* commands, such as get_cells or get_pins, rather than specifying objects by name. In addition, -of_objects cannot be used with a search <pattern>.
-regexp - (Optional) Specifies that the search <patterns> are written as regular expressions. Both search <patterns> and -filter expressions must be written as regular expressions when this argument is used. Xilinx® regular expression Tcl commands are always anchored to the start of the search string. You can add ".*" to the beginning or end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring. See http://perldoc.perl.org/perlre.html for help with regular expression syntax.
Note: The Tcl built-in command regexp is not anchored, and works as a standard Tcl command. For more information refer to http://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.5/TclCmd/regexp.htm.

-nocase - (Optional) Perform case-insensitive matching when a pattern has been specified. This argument applies to the use of -regexp only.

-filter <args> - (Optional) Filter the results list with the specified expression. The -filter argument filters the list of objects returned by get_hw_targets based on property values on the targets. You can find the properties on an object with the report_property or list_property commands. In the case of the "hw_target" object, "NAME" and "IS_OPENED" are two of the properties that can be used to filter results.

The filter search pattern should be quoted to avoid having to escape special characters. String matching is case-sensitive and is always anchored to the start and to the end of the search string. The wildcard “*” character can be used at the beginning or at the end of a search string to widen the search to include a substring of the property value.
Note: The filter returns an object if a specified property exists on the object, and the specified pattern matches the property value on the object. In the case of the "*" wildcard character, this will match a property with a defined value of "".
For string comparison, the specific operators that can be used in filter expressions are "equal" (==), "not-equal" (!=), "match" (=~), and "not-match" (!~). Numeric comparison operators <, >, <=, and >= can also be used. Multiple filter expressions can be joined by AND and OR (&& and ||). The following gets input pins that do NOT contain the “RESET” substring within their name:
get_pins * -filter {DIRECTION == IN && NAME !~ "*RESET*"}
Boolean (bool) type properties can be directly evaluated in filter expressions as true or not true:
-filter {IS_PRIMITIVE && !IS_LOC_FIXED}
-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<patterns> - (Optional) Match hw_targets against the specified patterns. The default pattern is the wildcard '*' which gets a list of all hw_targets available on the connected hardware server.

Example

The following example returns the available hardware targets on the currently connected hardware servers:

get_hw_targets