Managing Platforms and Repositories

The SDx™ environment comes with built-in platforms. If you need to use a custom platform for your project, you must make that platform available for application implementation.

You can manage the platforms and repositories from an opened project by clicking the Browse () button next to the Platform link in the General panel of the Project Settings window. For developers using build scripts, the command line can be changed to reference the desired platform.

Figure: SDSoC Platform Browse

This opens the Hardware Platforms dialog box, where you can manage the available platforms and platform repositories.

Figure: Platform Selection

Add Custom Platform
Add your own platform to the list of available platforms. Navigate to the top-level directory of the custom platform, select it, and click OK to add the new platform. The custom platform is immediately available for selection from the list of available platforms. Select Xilinx > Add Custom Platform to directly add custom platforms to the tool.
Manage Repositories
Add or remove standard and custom platforms. If a custom platform is added, the path to the new platform is automatically added to the repositories. Removing any platform from the list of repositories removes the platform from the list of available platforms.
Add Devices/Platforms
Manage which Xilinx® devices and platforms are installed. If a device or platform was not selected during the installation process, you can add it at a later time using this command. This command launches the SDx Installer to let you select extra content to install. Select Help > Add Devices/Platforms to directly add custom platforms to the tool.