Build and Run Executable on Xilinx Zynq Platform

Configure a Simulink® model to generate code, build an executable, and then run the executable on your Xilinx® Zynq® platform. The executable runs in the Linux® environment on the ARM® Cortex-A9 processor on the Xilinx Zynq platform.

Configure the Model

This section shows you how to configure a new model or existing model to

  1. Create a new model in Simulink. In Simulink, on the Simulation tab, select New > Blank Model. You can also open and use an existing model.

  2. On the Apps tab, click the arrow on the far right of the Apps section. In the Setup to Run on Hardware gallery, click Run on Hardware Board.

  3. On the Run on Hardware Board dialog box, set Hardware Board to Xilinx Zynq ZC702 evaluation kit or one of the other supported Xilinx Zynq hardware boards. Click Finish.

  4. (Optional) You can inspect the settings added to model from choosing the Xilinx Zynq ZC702 evaluation kit as the Hardware board. On the Hardware tab, click Hardware Settings to open the model Configuration Parameters window.

  5. Save the changes to the model.

Build, Deploy, and Start the Model as an Executable

This section shows you how to build, deploy, and run your model as an executable binary on the ARM Cortex®-A processor of the Xilinx Zynq platform.


If your host computer is connected to multiple Xilinx Zynq platform boards, disconnect the ones not being using.

On the Hardware tab, click Deploy > Build, Deploy & Start. The software displays a code Generation Report for the model.

When the build completes, the executable gets deployed to the hardware board and starts running. A command-line status window opens and shows the status of the running executable.

By default, the executable runs on a single core. PIL simulation and PIL-based execution profiling require single-core execution. To configure the executable to run on both cores, see Multicore Processor Targets (Simulink).


If a connection timeout error occurs during the download of the executable, see Troubleshooting Xilinx Zynq Platform and Development Computer Connection.

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