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hdlsetuptoolpath

Set up system environment to access FPGA synthesis software

Description

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hdlsetuptoolpath('ToolName',TOOLNAME,'ToolPath',TOOLPATH) adds a third-party FPGA synthesis tool to your system path. It sets up the system environment variables for the synthesis tool. To configure one or more supported third-party FPGA synthesis tools to use with HDL Coder™, use the hdlsetuptoolpath function.

Before opening the HDL Workflow Advisor, add the tool to your system path. If you already have the HDL Workflow Advisor open, see Add Synthesis Tool for Current HDL Workflow Advisor Session.

Examples

Set Up Intel Quartus Prime Standard

The following command sets the synthesis tool path to point to an installed Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition 18.1 executable file. You must have already installed Altera® Quartus II.

hdlsetuptoolpath('ToolName','Altera Quartus II','ToolPath',...
 'C:\intel\18.1\quartus\bin\quartus.exe');

Set Up Intel Quartus Pro

The following command sets the synthesis tool path to point to an installed Intel Quartus Pro 19.4 executable file. You must have already installed Intel Quartus Pro.

hdlsetuptoolpath('ToolName','Intel Quartus Pro','ToolPath',...
 'C:\intel\19.4_pro\quartus\bin64\qpro.exe');

Note

An installation of Quartus Pro contains both quartus.exe and qpro.exe executable files. When both tools are added to the path by using hdlsetuptoolpath, HDL Coder checks the tool availability before running the HDL Workflow Advisor.

Set Up Xilinx ISE

The following command sets the synthesis tool path to point to an installed Xilinx® ISE 14.7 executable file. You must have already installed Xilinx ISE.

hdlsetuptoolpath('ToolName','Xilinx ISE','ToolPath',...
 'C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\ISE\bin\nt64\ise.exe');

Set Up Xilinx Vivado

The following command sets the synthesis tool path to point to an installed Vivado® Design Suite 2019.2 batch file. You must have already installed Xilinx Vivado.

hdlsetuptoolpath('ToolName','Xilinx Vivado','ToolPath',...
 'C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2019.2\bin\vivado.bat');

Set Up Microsemi Libero SoC

The following command sets the synthesis tool path to point to an installed Microsemi® Libero® Design Suite batch file. You must have already installed Microsemi Libero SoC.

hdlsetuptoolpath('ToolName','Microsemi Libero SoC','ToolPath',...
 'C:\Microsemi\Libero_SoC_v12.0\Designer\bin\libero.exe');

Input Arguments

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Synthesis tool name, specified as a character vector.

Example: 'Xilinx Vivado'

Full path to the synthesis tool executable or batch file, specified as a character vector.

Example: 'C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2019.2\bin\vivado.bat'

Tips

  • If you have an icon for the tool on your Windows® desktop, you can find the full path to the synthesis tool.

    1. Right-click the icon and select Properties.

    2. Click the Shortcut tab.

  • The hdlsetuptoolpath function changes the system path and system environment variables for only the current MATLAB® session. To execute hdlsetuptoolpath programmatically when MATLAB starts, add hdlsetuptoolpath to your startup.m script.

Introduced in R2011a