To connect to a hardware target in Vivado, do the following:
- Ensure the appropriate configuration mode (Master SPI or Master BPI) is selected on the FPGA mode pins of the hardware target to configure the FPGA from a configuration memory device.
For more information, see the appropriate Configuration User Guide for the device you are targeting.
- Follow the steps in Programming the FPGA Device to connect to the hardware target. Important: If the board is powered off or cable disconnected, Vivado IDE closes the hardware target. Any Vivado operation in the main Vivado thread is also canceled.