I have been trying to implement a simple Hello World program using a Microblaze IP on a BASYS3 board using Vivado 16.1 and 16.2. I have had success using the Microblaze MCS design shown in figure mb1.pgn below, which shows that the board and interface works. However, after many attempts I have never been able to get the design working using a Microblaze, as shown in image mb2. png below.
My simple question is, has anyone gotten the Microblaze to work on a BASYS3 using the free Web version of Vivado 16.1 or 16.2?
Here is some additional information, for anyone interested:
To get the Microblaze MCS design to work, it’s important that "reset" is set to Active High. Also, when creating the ELF file I use the following approach which seems to work fine in Vivado 16.x:
Create the complete block design and the design wrapper; run synthesis and then File / Export the Hardware (without including the bitstream;) then File / Launch SDK. In SDK, use File / New Application Project and select the Hello World application. After SDK creates (automatically) the ELF file, associate it in Vivado with the design under Tools \ Associate ELF file; finally, in Vivado generate the bitstream and then in the Hardware Manager program the BASYS3 board and observe the UART output with a terminal program.
As I said, this seems to work without any problems with the Microblaze MCS but not the Microblaze. Strangely, the Microblaze design does not create any error messages or obvious warnings. Greatly appreciate any insight. Thanks.