10. Prototyping Flow

Chipyard supports FPGA prototyping for local FPGAs supported by fpga-shells. This includes popular FPGAs such as the Xilinx VCU118 and the Digilent Arty A7-35T/A7-100T board.


While fpga-shells provides harnesses for other FPGA development boards such as the Xilinx VC707 and some MicroSemi PolarFire, only harnesses for the Xilinx VCU118 and Digilent Arty A7-35T/A7-100T boards are currently supported in Chipyard. However, the VCU118 and Arty A7-35T/A7-100T examples demonstrate how a user may implement support for other harnesses provided by fpga-shells.