Reading Debug Probes Information - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging

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The debug probes file is automatically associated with the hardware device if the Vivado IDE is in project mode and a probes file is called debug_nets.ltx is found in the same directory as the bitstream programming (.bit) file that is associated with the device.

You can also specify the location of the probes file:

  1. Select the hardware device in the Hardware window.
  2. Set the Probes file location in the Hardware Device Properties window.
  3. Right-click the hardware device in the Hardware window and select Refresh Device to read the contents of the debug probes file and associate and validate the information with the debug cores found in the design running in the hardware device.

You can also set the location using the following Tcl commands to associate a debug probes file called C:\myprobes.ltx with the first device on the target board:

% set_property PROBES.FILE {C:/myprobes.ltx} [lindex [get_hw_devices] 0]
% refresh_hw_device [lindex [get_hw_devices] 0]