Installing and Launching XSCT on Windows

XSCT can be installed using the Windows executable installer. The installer executable bears the name Xilinx_SDK_<version>_Win64.EXE, where <version> indicates the Xilinx Software Development Kit (Xilinx SDK) version number.

Note: Installing XSCT on Microsoft Windows operating system might require administrator rights. In addition, your project workspace needs to be set up in any folder that you can fully access.
  1. To install XSCT, double-click the Windows installer executable file.
  2. The installer accepts your login credentials and allows you to select specific tool components. The client then automatically downloads only what you have selected and installs it on your local machine.
  3. In the Select Edition to Install window, select the Xilinx Software Command-Line Tool (XSCT) option to install XSCT as a seperate command-line tool only. Alternatively, you can also select the Xilinx Software Development Kit (XSDK) option to install XSCT as a part of the Xilinx SDK, an Eclipse-based integrated development environment.
  4. Unless you choose otherwise, XSCT is installed in the C:\Xilinx directory.
  5. To launch XSCT on Windows, select Start > Programs > Xilinx Design Tools > SDK <version> and then select Xilinx Software Command Line Tool. Where SDK <version> indicates the Xilinx Software Development Kit version number.
  6. You can also launch XSCT from the command line.
    cd C:\Xilinx\SDK\<version>\bin
  7. To view the available command-line options, issue the help command at the XSCT command prompt.
    ****** Xilinx Software Commandline Tool (XSCT) 
        ** Copyright 1986-2016 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    xsct% help
    Available Help Categories
    connections   - Target Connection Management
    registers     - Target Registers
    running       - Program Execution
    memory        - Target Memory
    download      - Target Download FPGA/BINARY
    reset         - Target Reset
    breakpoints   - Target Breakpoints/Watchpoints
    streams       - Jtag UART
    miscellaneous - Miscellaneous
    jtag          - JTAG Access
    sdk           - SDK Projects
    petalinux     - Petalinux commands
    hsi           - HSI commands
    Type "help" followed by above "category" for more details or
    help" followed by the keyword "commands" to list all the commands