Yes, the Exostiv Dashboard software can be run from Xilinx Vivado’s Tcl shell to execute custom scripts.
A typical example consists in launching Exostiv Dashboard from Vivado to execute Exostiv IP core insertion in a netlist.
Exostiv Dashboard for Xilinx includes a special tcl script ‘vivado_server.tcl’. This scripts contains the commands required to:
– Launch Exostiv Dashboard
– Establish a link between Vivado and Exostiv Dashboard
– Further execute commands with Exostiv Dashboard
This script uses a global variable used to pass arguments to the Exostiv Dashboard command shell. A typical argument sources an external TCL script that needs to be called from Exostiv Dashboard (Exostiv Dashboard Tcl commands list).
Example: start Exostiv Dashboard from Vivado TCL shell.
For instance, we suppose that the target design is synthesized and loaded into Vivado. At the TCL shell invite in Vivado, type: