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Alveo Data Center Accelerator Card - Custom Flow - Flash Programming through USB-JTAG (Micro USB) interface

Description

How do I program a custom created MCS onto an Alveo Data Center Accelerator Card using the USB-JTAG (Micro USB) interface?

Solution

For general information on programming a Xilinx device in Vivado, please reference (UG908) Vivado Programming and Debugging.

To program a custom MCS onto an Alveo Data Center Accelerator Card, please first ensure that the MCS has been properly created by referencing (Xilinx Answer 71756).  

Once a proper MCS file is available, follow the directions found in (UG908) to connect to the Alveo Data Center Accelerator Card via Hardware Manager and "Add Configuration Device", selecting the mt25qu01g-spi-x1_x2_x4  part.

Then:

  1. "Program the Configuration Memory Device" on the target.   
    1. Select the MCS file target
    2. Select the Address Range of "Configuration File Only"
    3. Select OK
  2. After this operation has completed, disconnect the card in Hardware Manager, and disconnect the USB Cable from the Alveo Data Center Acceleration Card.
  3. Perform a cold reboot on the host machine.



For other Design Guidelines, General Information, and Known Issues related to the Alveo Data Center Accelerator Cards - Custom Flow see (Xilinx Answer 71754).

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
71754 Alveo Data Center Accelerator Card - Custom Flow - General Information and Known Issues N/A N/A

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AR# 71763
Date 12/10/2018
Status Active
Type General Article
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