1.4.4. Developing Software with the Software Build Tools for Eclipse
You can perform all software development tasks for your processor system using the Software Build Tools (SBT) for Eclipse™.
After you generate the system with , you can begin designing your C/C++ application code immediately with the SBT for Eclipse. provides component drivers and a hardware abstraction layer (HAL) which allows you to write programs quickly and independently of the low-level hardware details. In addition to your application code, you can design and reuse custom libraries in your SBT for Eclipse projects.
To create a new C/C++ application project, the SBT for Eclipse uses information from the .sopcinfo file. You also need the .sof file to configure the FPGA before running and debugging the application project on target hardware.
The SBT for Eclipse can produce several outputs, listed below. Not all projects require all of these outputs.
|Executable and Linking Format File (.elf)||Is the result of compiling a C/C++ application project, that you can download directly to the processor.|
|Hexadecimal (-Format) File (.hex)||
|Flash memory programming data||
This tutorial focuses on downloading only the .elf directly to the system.
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