Get or set the current hardware target
current_hw_target [‑quiet] [‑verbose] [<hw_target>]
|Ignore command errors
|Suspend message limits during command execution
After opening the Hardware Manager in the Vivado® Design Suite, and connecting to the Xilinx® hardware server (
hw_server) using the
connect_hw_server command, you will need to set the hardware target. This command sets or returns the current hardware target.
The hardware target is a system board containing a JTAG chain of one or more Xilinx devices that you can program with a bitstream file, or use to debug your design. Connections between hardware targets on the system board and the Vivado Design Suite are managed by the hw_server object. Refer to Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging (UG908) for a list of supported JTAG download cables and devices.
The available hardware targets are defined when the Vivado tools Hardware Manager is connected to a hw_server. You can return a list of the available hardware targets using the
get_hw_targets command, and define the current hardware target using the
If the <hw_target> is specified as part of the
current_hw_target command, the specified target is defined as the current hardware target and that object is returned. If no hardware target is specified, the
current_hw_target command returns the current hardware target object.
Each hardware target can have one or more Xilinx devices to program, or to use for debugging purposes. The current device is specified or returned by the
current_hw_device command. After specifying the current hardware target, you can open the connection through the hardware target, to the Xilinx device using the
open _hw_target command.
current_hw_device commands to set the hardware for programming and debugging the design. You should exercise care when using these commands to insure that the current server, target, and device are in sync. The current device should be found on the current target, which should be found on the current server.
This command returns the current hardware target as an object, or returns an error if it fails.
-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.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
<hw_target> - (Optional) Specify the hw_target object to set as the current_hw_target for programming and debug. The hw_target must be specified as an object as returned by the
get_hw_targets command. If the hardware target is not specified, the
current_hw_target will be returned.
current hw_target to the specified target:
current_hw_target [lindex [get_hw_targets] 1]