XSA - 2021.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Embedded Software Development (UG1400)

Document ID
UG1400
ft:locale
English (United States)
Release Date
2021-12-15
Version
2021.2 English

Xilinx® Support Archive (.xsa) is a Xilinx proprietary file format and only Xilinx software tools understand it. Third-party software tools can communicate to the XSCT Tcl interface to extract data from the .xsa file.

Note: Xilinx does not recommend manually editing the XSA file or altering its contents.

XSA is a container and contains:

  • One or more .hwh files
    • Vivado® tool version, part, and board tag information
    • IP - instance, name, VLNV, and parameters
    • Memory Map information of the processors
    • Internal Connectivity information (including interrupts, clocks, etc.) and external ports information
  • BMM/MMI and BIT files
  • User and HLS driver files
  • Other meta-data files