update_sw_parameters - 2024.1 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Update the dcp by adding the generated sw param info files to it


update_sw_parameters [‑quiet] [‑verbose]


Name Description
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution




Updates the design check points (DCPs) with the latest hardware def. This hardware def will have the updated sw parameters information.

Whenever a software parameter of an IP is modified, the runs need not to go stale. But already generated design checkpoints need to be updated with the modified parameter information. This information is captured in the hwdef file. With update_sw_parameters command, the hwdef file is added to already generated design checkpoints.


-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.


The following example modifies a software parameter for the CIPS IP, generates the hw_handoff target and then updates the DCPs with the modified values:

set_property -dict [list CONFIG.PS_I2C0_PERIPHERAL_ENABLE {1}] [get_bd_cells versal_cips_0]
generate_target hw_handoff [get_files top.bd]