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AR# 53328

Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit - 2012.3 - Synthesis fails in Kintex-7 Embedded TRD Vivado flow


Customers running the Kintex-7 Embedded TRD in Vivado Design Suite 2012.3 will encounter problems during synthesis.

Customers may see the following error message:

ERROR:EDK - Error while running "make -f system.make netlist".
ERROR: [Edk 24-166] (generate_target): Failed to execute XPS script.  Please check for any errors reported by the XPS application in the console:


This error message is due to the Tcl file in the axi_ethernet local pcore.

Root Cause:

In axi_ethernet_v2_1_0.tcl file, a Tcl command for writing into a file is given without opening the file. For example: 

      puts $outputFile "#axi_ethernet_cons1538"


The following Tcl command must be added at line 8683 of axi_ethernet_v2_1_0.tcl file:

      set outputFile [open $filePath "w"]

The following TCL command must be added at line 10145 of axi_ethernet_v2_1_0.tcl file:

      close $outputFile

TCL file path:

  • KC705_System system: ug913_14_3_AXI4_PRODN\KC705_Embedded_Kit\VIVADO_Flow\KC705_System\kc705_system.srcs\sources_1\edk\MicroBlaze_ProcessorSubSystem\pcores\axi_ethernet_v3_01_a\data\axi_ethernet_v2_1_0.tcl
  • Video_Demo system:    ug913_14_3_AXI4_PRODN\KC705_Embedded_Kit\VIVADO_FLow\Video_Demo\video_demo.srcs\sources_1\edk\MicroBlaze_ProcessorSubSystem\pcores\axi_ethernet_v3_01_a\data\axi_ethernet_v2_1_0.tcl

The corrected Tcl scripts are also attached to this answer record (below) for reference.

This issue is specific to 2012.3 and will be resolved in the next release of the Embedded TRD.


Associated Attachments

Name File Size File Type
KC705_System.zip 46 KB ZIP
Video_Demo.zip 46 KB ZIP

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
52970 Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit - Known Issues and Release Notes Master Answer Record N/A N/A
AR# 53328
Date Created 12/06/2012
Last Updated 04/12/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
  • Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit