The next step after generating the device image is to download it into the target device. Vivado IDE has native in-system device programming capabilities built in to do this.
Vivado Design Suite and Vivado Lab Edition includes functionality that allows you to connect to hardware containing one or more FPGAs or ACAPs to program and interact with those devices. Connecting to hardware can be done from either the Vivado Lab Edition, or Vivado Design Suite graphical user interface or by using Tcl commands. In either case, the steps to connect to hardware and program the target device are the same:
- Open the Hardware Manager.
- Open a hardware target that is managed by a hardware server running on a host computer.
- Associate the device image with the appropriate device.
- Program or download the device image into the hardware device.