Before generating a bitstream or device image, it is important to review the settings to make sure they are correct for your design.
There are two types of bitstream and device image settings in Vivado® IDE:
- Bitstream or Device Image file format settings.
- Device configuration settings.
Select Vivado Flow Navigator or
menu selection to open the Bitstream Settings popup window (see the
following figure). Once the settings are correct, the bitstream data file can be
generated using the
write_bistream Tcl command or by
using the Generate Bitstream button in the
Vivado flow navigator.
device is targeted, a
programmable device image (.pdi) is generated
instead of a bitstream. The procedure to change the device image settings is similar to
previous architectures however the menu options, Tcl commands, and available settings
will differ. To access the device image settings select in the Vivado Flow Navigator or
menu selection to open the Device Image section in the Settings popup
window (see the following figure). The device image data file can be generated using the
write_device_image Tcl command or by using the
Write Device Image button in the Vivado flow navigator. For more details about the PDI
format, refer to the
Bootgen User Guide (UG1283).