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AR# 65613

SDK 2015.3: Program Flash Issue on Non-Zynq 7 Series Devices


When I select bitstream (*.bit) in the "Image file" field of Program Flash in SDK 2015.3, I am unable to program the flash on a non-Zynq 7 series device. 

However, I can successfully program the flash with an MCS or an ELF or a BIN file. 

Is this is a known issue?


This issue occurs in BootGen, which converts the bitstream to binary in the background before programming it.

A patch to resolve the issue is attached to this answer record.

Please apply the patch using the MYVIVADO environment variable and then launch SDK.

For example:

setenv MYVIVADO /path/to/bootgen_lin64


Associated Attachments

Name File Size File Type
bootgen_patch.zip 1 MB ZIP
AR# 65613
Date Created 10/08/2015
Last Updated 11/10/2015
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Artix-7
  • Virtex-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2015.3