AR# 72169

Vivado 2018.3.1 Install - After applying 2018.3.1 update, not all devices are visible in System Generator


After updating from 2018.3 to 2018.3.1, Vivado System Generator does not show Virtex UltraScale+ HBM devices, or Defense Grade Kintex UltraScale+ devices.

How can I get these devices added?


There is a known issue that has been identified and fixed in the new Vivado releases. 

The issue occurs due to the xlpartinfo.tcl file not getting updated. As a result the file is missing the HBM production family and Defense Grade Kintex UltraScale+ devices.

Vivado System Generator does not show Virtex UltraScale+ HBM devices unless HBM ES devices are also installed.

To be able to see Virtex UltraScale+ HBM devices in System Generator, you will need to run 'Add Design Tools or Devices' in Vivado 2018.3 and install Virtex UltraScale+ HBM ES devices.

Once added, the Virtex UltraScale+ HBM parts will also be visible.

To add the missing Defense Grade Kintex UltraScale+ devices in System Generator, as a work-around for Vivado 2018.3.1 please download and source the attached xlpartinfo.tcl file.

To execute this file, you can run the command below:

vivado -mode batch -source xlpartinfo.tcl -tclargs $XILINX_VIVADO/data/parts/installed_devices.txt

($XILINX_VIVADO is the location where the Vivado version is installed. For example, C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2018.3. This is normally set when the settings script files (settings32.bat, settins64.bat, and are executed)

This will update the installed_devices.txt file with the available parts for System Generator, and you should then see the required Defense Grade Kintex UltraScale+ devices.


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Name File Size File Type
xlpartinfo.tcl 8 KB TCL

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AR# 72169
Date 04/03/2019
Status Active
Type General Article