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Guided Hardware Setup

You can use the Hardware Setup add-on to configure your target Xilinx hardware board for the hardware-software co-design workflow. To set up the board, you load the MathWorks® firmware image onto an SD card, then use the Hardware Setup Add-On to configure the board, establish an Ethernet connection to the hardware, and set the hardware connections.


Before starting the hardware setup, install the HDL Coder™ Support Package for Xilinx® FPGA and SoC Devices. See Download and Install HDL Coder Support Package for Xilinx FPGA and SoC Devices.

Open the Hardware Setup Add-On

Start the Hardware Setup add-on by opening the Add-On Manager. Select Add-Ons > Manage Add-Ons.

To launch the add-on, in the Add-On Manager, point to required support package and click the Settings button, .

Hardware Setup Workflow

To configure your SD card and hardware board, follow the instructions in each step of the Hardware Setup add-on.

 Host Machine Checklist

 Select Hardware Board

 Configure Network Card on Host Computer

 Select Drive Containing SD Card

 Write Firmware to SD Card

 Set Jumper Switches for Hardware Board

 Connect the Hardware Board

 Verify Connection to Xilinx Zynq Hardware

 Launch Example

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