Launching SDx

Note: Although SDSoC™ supports Linux application development on Windows hosts, a Linux host is strongly recommended for SDSoC platform development, and required for creating a platform supporting a target Linux OS.
You can launch the SDx IDE directly from the desktop icon, or from the command line by one of the following methods:
  • Double-clicking the SDx icon to start the application
  • Launching it from the Start menu in the Windows operating system
  • Using the following command from the command prompt: sdx
TIP: Launching the SDx tool from the command line requires that the command shell is configured to run the application, or is an SDx Terminal window launched from the Start menu. To configure a command shell, run the settings64.bat file on Windows, or source the settings64.sh or settings64.csh file on Linux, from the <install_dir>/SDx/<version> directory. Where <install_dir> is the installation folder of the SDx software.

The SDx IDE opens, and prompts you to select a workspace when you first open the tool.

Figure: Specify SDSoC Workspace

The SDx workspace is the SDx folder that stores your projects, source files, and results while working in the tool. You can define separate workspaces for each project, or have workspaces for different types of projects, such as the SDSoC project you can create with the following instructions.

  1. Use the Browse button to navigate to and specify the workspace, or type the appropriate path in the Workspace field.
  2. Select the Use this as the default and do not ask again checkbox to set the specified workspace as your default choice and eliminate this dialog box in subsequent uses of SDx.
    TIP: You can always change the current workspace from within the SDx IDE using the File > Switch Workspace command.
  3. When you click OK, if this is the first time the SDx IDE has been launched, the SDx Welcome screen opens to let you specify an action. Select either Create SDx Project, or File > New > SDx Project.