Building and Running the Application

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08/20/2020 Version 2020.1
Entire section No updates to this section.
06/24/2020 Version 2020.1
Entire section Editorial updates only. No technical content updates.
06/03/2020 Version 2020.1
Compiling Kernels with Vitis HLS Updated to Vitis HLS.
Packaging the System Added chapter.
Entire section Updated figures and tool commands.


After the host program and the kernel code is written, you can build the application, which includes building the host program and platform file (xclbin). The build process follows a standard compilation and linking process for both the host program and the kernel code, followed by packaging the outputs for use. However, the first step in building the application is to identify the build target, indicating if you are building for test or simulation of the application, or building for the target hardware. After building, both the host program and the FPGA binary, you will be ready to run the application.