Which versions of Vivado support the zybo Z7?


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Hi @tsbw83,

My understanding is that all versions of the Vivado software are compatible with both variants of the Zybo Z7.

If it makes a difference to you though, not all of the demo materials that Digilent has available for the Zybo Z7, https://reference.digilentinc.com/programmable-logic/zybo-z7/start#example_projects, have been updated and confirmed to be working with every version of Vivado. I believe the latest version that the demo materials were updated for was 2020.1 based on our GitHub releases for the projects: https://github.com/Digilent/Zybo-Z7/releases.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,
JColvin

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Hi @JColvin,

Thank you! This already helps that I know that 2020.1 will work. I asked this question, because I was not able to add the board_files folder/content to the vivado 2021.1 version. The folder didn't exist, and creating it myself did not help. Anyhow, I will test the 2020 version tomorrow and report.

 

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Tom

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Hi @tsbw83,

I was able to simply create a new folder called board_files in the Xilinx\Vivado\2021.1\data\boards folder and then add in the Digilent board files. Freshly opening Vivado after that let me see the Digilent board files as expected. I'll request that the associated Digilent board file installation tutorial is updated to reflect this.

Thanks,
JColvin

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Hi @JColvin,

I tried to add the folder to Viado 2021.1, but it seems like Genesys2 is missing from both board selection and tcl board selection (gives a part not found error). Is Genesys2 not supported in new Vivados anymore? If so, which version of Vivado should I use?

btw it showed up for a brief time as "downloadable" in board selection UI after one refresh, then disappeared forever after I clicked download. 

Thank you,

NAP64

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