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Connect the Xilinx SDK to the TCF Agent Running on a Target Running a PetaLinux BSP


This post shows how to connect the Xilinx SDK to the TCF Agent running on a target running a PetaLinux BSP.


Assumptions


These steps assume: minicom has been installed and set up, Vivado has been installed, the Xilinx SDK has been installed, a PetaLinux BSP has been built and the JTAG, serial and Ethernet ports have been connected between the target and the host. In addition, in this case, Linux was running in a VM and the Ethernet cable from the target was connected to a USB connector with an Ethernet port built-in.


Click https://www.centennialsoftwaresolutions.com/post/2018-2-2-xilinx-linux-dev-for-the-zc706-on-win7-sp1-via-virtualbox-6-0-10 for help satisfying these assumptions.


Steps


Step #1: Open a new window on the host and type minicom


Step #2: Open a new window on the host and type:


mkdir ~/plxprjs

cd ~/plxprjs/

source /opt/pkg/petalinux/2019.1/settings.sh

cd ~/plxprjs/xilinx-zc706-2019.1/

petalinux-boot --jtag --fpga --u-boot --hw_server-url TCP:localhost:3121


...and let the target boot


Step #3: Log in to the target using root for user and root for password


Step #4: Type on the target: ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.2


Step #5: In the VM enable the Ethernet USB device


Step #6: Type on the host to get interface name: ifconfig


Step #7: Type on the host: sudo ifconfig enx000ec6df71ef 192.168.2.3


Step #8: From the target test the connection to the host: ping 192.168.2.3


Step #9: From the host test the connection to the target: ping 192.168.2.2


If you can’t ping try:


sudo ifconfig enx000ec6df71ef down

sudo ifconfig enx000ec6df71ef up


Step #10: In the SDK create a helloworld app using Processor Type ps7_cortex_a9 and set the OS Platform to linux


Step #11: In the SDK, expand Linux TCF Agent in the lower-left corner Target Connections window


Step #12: In the SDK, double click Linux Agent [default] and set the “Host” (which is actually the target) to 192.168.2.2 and leave Port set to 1534. Click Test Connection and make sure the connection works. Click OK to close.


Step #13: Right-click on hello and click Debug As > Launch on Hardware (System Debugger) and step through your code. You’ll see the output in the minicom window.


Reference


Xilinx logo from https://twitter.com/xilinxinc

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