ZedBoard: Late Xmas present has arrived!

Finally, after much waiting, my ZedBoard arrived on Tuesday. See it shining in the picture above, isn’t it lovely?

So far I managed only to unbox it and turn it on… Hence only a few notes on the beginnings:

  1. Running Vivado 2013.3 in Fedora Linux: see my previous post.
  2. Running the demo Linux bitstream from the supplied SD card: you need to reconfigure switches, at least JP8, JP9 should be at 3V3 side. Best to see the README on the SD card. The default configuration (JP7-11 at GND) is for JTAG download.
  3. Installing USB-JTAG cable drivers in Linux: surprisingly, all I needed to do was to run Vivado/2013.3/data/xicom/cable_drivers/lin64/digilent/digilent.adept.runtime_2.14.3-x86_64/install.sh as root.
  4. Missing impact tool in Vivado 2013.3: impact is deprecated. Use Hardware Manager / Open Target tabs in Vivado GUI.