Programming a Configuration Memory Device - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Programming and Debugging (UG908)

Document ID
UG908
Release Date
2023-10-19
Version
2023.2 English
  1. After creating the configuration memory device, AMD Vivado™ device programmer prompts "Do you want to program the configuration memory device now?" as follows:

    Click OK to open the Program Configuration Memory Device dialog box.



  2. Set all the fields in this dialog box appropriately:
    Configuration file (.mcs or .bin)
    Specifies the file to use for programming the configuration memory device. The memory configuration file is created with the write_cfgmem Tcl command. See Creating a Configuration Memory File for more information.
    State of non-config mem I/O pins:
    Pull-none
    Specifies that the indirect configuration bitstream programmed into the FPGA has the unused I/O pins set to pull-none.
    Pull-up
    Specifies that the indirect configuration bitstream programmed into the FPGA has the unused I/O pins set to pull-up.
    Pull-down
    Specifies that the indirect configuration bitstream programmed into the FPGA has the unused I/O pins set to pull-down.
    Important: Ensure the state of non-config mem I/O pins matches what you set in the write_bitstream properties. The default value for this property is pull-down.
    Program Operations performed on the configuration memory device:
    Address Range
    Specifies the address range of the configuration memory device to program. The address range values can be on the following.
    Configuration File Only
    Use only the address space required by the memory configuration file to erase, blank check, program, and verify.
    Entire Configuration Memory Device
    Erase, blank check, program, and verify are performed on the entire device.
    RS Pins
    Optional. Revision Select Pin Mapping that is used with BPI configuration memory devices only (where the upper two FPGA address pins on the flash are tied to the FPGA RS[1:0]). When the option is enabled, Vivado drives the FPGA RS[1:0] for programming. Refer to the appropriate FPGA Configuration User Guide on application usage.
    Erase
    Erases the contents of the configuration memory device.
    Blank Check
    Checks the configuration memory device to make sure the device is void of data prior to programming.
    Program
    Programs the configuration memory device with the specified Configuration File (.mcs or .bin).
    Verify
    Verifies that the configuration memory device contents match the Configuration File (.mcs or .bin) after programming.
    Verify Checksum
    Validates the data programmed in the configuration memory device. The tool calculates the checksum value based on the data programmed in the configuration memory device and compares it to the checksum value specified in the .prm file.
    Tip: User generates cfgmem file and specifies -checksum write_cftmem option. This step creates the .prm files that contain checksum information about the cfgmem output file.
    Create SVF Only
    Enabling this option allows for the creation of an .svf file with the program operations that you specified. Other third-party tools can use the .svf file to program configuration memory devices outside of Vivado.
    Important: When this option is enabled, Vivado generates the .svf file with the relevant program options. It does not actually program the configuration memory device.
  3. Click OK to start the Erase, Blank Check, Program, and Verify operations on the configuration memory device per the selections in this dialog box. Vivado notifies you as each operation finishes.
    Note: Pressing Apply, stores the configuration memory settings but does not program the configuration memory device. If you press Cancel after pressing Apply, the configuration memory device is set, and programming can be performed later.