Installation instructions for Symbiflow with Xilinx Artix7 100T Board

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Setting up new debootstrap and chroot into it

Run the following if you wish to isolate the symbiflow build from other software (reproducible builds) or use the schroot auto-preparation script here: https://git.libre-soc.org/?p=dev-env-setup.git;a=blob;f=mk-deb-chroot;hb=HEAD

export MY_CHROOT=/stable-chroot
mkdir $MY_CHROOT
debootstrap buster $MY_CHROOT http://deb.debian.org/debian/
mount -t proc proc $MY_CHROOT/proc
mount -t sysfs sysfs $MY_CHROOT/sys
mount -t devpts devpts $MY_CHROOT/dev/pts/
chroot $MY_CHROOT /bin/bash

Add Buster Backports Repo and Update

""buster backports is needed for cmake""

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/buster_backports.list
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-backports main
EOF

""oooo annoying, pin preferences for buster-backports""

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/preferences.d/99buster-backports
Package: *
Pin: release a=buster-backports
Pin-Priority: 900
EOF

""upgrade to buster-backports""

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Download neccessary softwares

apt-get install -y libcurl3-gnutls/buster git/buster wget

git clone https://github.com/steveicarus/iverilog.git
git clone https://github.com/YosysHQ/yosys.git
git clone https://github.com/YosysHQ/abc.git
git clone https://github.com/oneapi-src/oneTBB.git
git clone https://github.com/verilog-to-routing/vtr-verilog-to-routing.git
git clone https://github.com/cliffordwolf/icestorm.git
git clone https://github.com/SymbiFlow/prjxray.git
git clone https://github.com/SymbiFlow/prjxray-db.git
git clone https://github.com/SymbiFlow/yosys-symbiflow-plugins.git
git clone https://github.com/SymbiFlow/symbiflow-examples.git
git clone https://github.com/SymbiFlow/symbiflow-arch-defs.git
git clone https://github.com/QuickLogic-Corp/quicklogic-fasm.git
git clone https://github.com/QuickLogic-Corp/quicklogic-fasm-utils.git
git clone https://github.com/SymbiFlow/python-fpga-interchange.git
git clone https://github.com/capnproto/capnproto.git
git clone https://github.com/capnproto/pycapnp.git

wget http://xmlsoft.org/sources/libxml2-2.9.12.tar.gz
wget http://xmlsoft.org/sources/libxslt-1.1.34.tar.gz

Steps to compile Icarus Verilog

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y build-essential autoconf make g++ bison flex gperf \
  libreadline6-dev

Build Icarus Verilog

cd iverilog
git checkout v11_0
sh autoconf.sh
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/symbiflow/iverilog
make -j$(nproc)
make check
make install
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/iverilog/bin:$PATH
cd ..

Steps to compile Yosys

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y cmake
apt-get install -y python3 clang libreadline-dev gawk tcl-dev \
libffi-dev pkg-config libboost-system-dev libboost-python-dev \
libboost-filesystem-dev zlib1g-dev

Build Yosys

cd abc
git checkout 4f5f73d18b137930fb3048c0b385c82fa078db38
cd ../yosys
git checkout f44110c62561b21fa673f44d8e115c3ee70d2900
ln -s ../abc .
make -j $(nproc) PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow/yosys
make PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow/yosys install
install -d -m 0755 /usr/local/symbiflow/share
ln -s ../yosys/share/yosys /usr/local/symbiflow/share
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/yosys/bin:$PATH
cd ..

Steps to compile oneTBB

  • Note: TBB is needed for multi-threading VTR-Verilog-to-routing
  • If not need multi-threading do not build TBB and VTR with TBB

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y libhwloc-dev

Build TBB

cd oneTBB
git checkout v2020.3
make -j$(nproc) tbb tbbmalloc tbbproxy tbbbind
install -d -m 0755 /usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/lib
cp -dpr include /usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB
install -Dm755 build/linux_*/*.so* -t /usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/lib
cmake -DINSTALL_DIR=/usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/lib/cmake/TBB \
  -DTBB_VERSION_FILE=/usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/include/tbb/tbb_stddef.h \ 
  -DSYSTEM_NAME=Linux -P cmake/tbb_config_installer.cmake
echo "/usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/lib" > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/symbiflow.conf
ldconfig
cd ..

Steps to compile vtr-verilog-to-routing

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y libeigen3-dev    

# Only if want GUI place and route
#apt-get install libcairo2-dev libfontconfig1-dev libx11-dev libxft-dev \
#libgtk-3-dev

Build vtr

cd vtr-verilog-to-routing
git checkout 77a3df829fdf509a76b9d7b941376f3835c2576a
mkdir build; cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow/vtr ..
make -j $(nproc)
make install
install -d -m 0755 /usr/local/symbiflow/share/vtr
install -m 0644 ../libs/libvtrcapnproto/gen/rr_graph_uxsdcxx.capnp \
  /usr/local/symbiflow/share/vtr
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/vtr/bin:$PATH
cd ../..

Build vtr-tbb

cd vtr-verilog-to-routing
git checkout 77a3df829fdf509a76b9d7b941376f3835c2576a
mkdir build-tbb; cd build-tbb
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow/vtr-tbb \
  -DTBB_INCLUDE_DIR=/usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/include \
  -DTBB_LIBRARY=/usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/lib -DBUILD_TYPE=Release ..
LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/lib make -j $(nproc)
LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/oneTBB/lib make install
install -d -m 0755 /usr/local/symbiflow/share/vtr
install -m 0644 ../libs/libvtrcapnproto/gen/rr_graph_uxsdcxx.capnp \
  /usr/local/symbiflow/share/vtr
# Choose either one of path for vtr-binaries
# This one or above one
#export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/vtr-tbb/bin:$PATH
cd ../..

Steps to compile libxml2

  • Newer version is needed which fixes a integer overflow error and is not provided by Buster.

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y python3-dev

Build libxml2

tar -xf libxml2-2.9.12.tar.gz
cd libxml2-2.9.12
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/symbiflow/libxml2 --with-history \
  --with-python=/usr/bin/python3
make -j $(nproc)
make install
echo "/usr/local/symbiflow/libxml2/lib" >> /etc/ld.so.conf.d/symbiflow.conf
ldconfig
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/libxml2/bin:$PATH
cd ..

Steps to compile libxslt

  • Needed by python3 lxml

Build libxslt

tar -xf libxslt-1.1.34.tar.gz
cd libxslt-1.1.34
sed -i s/3000/5000/ libxslt/transform.c doc/xsltproc.{1,xml}
sed -i -r '/max(Parser)?Depth/d' ./tests/fuzz/fuzz.c
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/symbiflow/libxslt --disable-static \
  --without-python \
   PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/libxml2/lib/pkgconfig
make -j $(nproc)
make install
echo "/usr/local/symbiflow/libxslt/lib" >> /etc/ld.so.conf.d/symbiflow.conf
ldconfig
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/libxslt/bin:$PATH
cd ..

Steps to compile prjxray

Necessary software to install

Build prjxray

cd prjxray
git checkout f7f06896ad26bb7c94680dc323d4b871eded1f4e
git submodule update --init --recursive
mkdir build; cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow ..
make -j$(nproc)
make install
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/bin:$PATH
cd ../..

Steps to compile yosys-symbiflow-plugins

Necessary software to install

Build yosys-symbiflow-plugins

cd yosys-symbiflow-plugins
git checkout b170f1d3575568d87901422f846b700169e299be
sed -i -e 's@-include third_party/make-env/conda.mk@#-include third_party/make-env/conda.mk@' Makefile
make -j$(nproc)
make install
cd ..

Steps to compile prjxray-db

Install prjxray-db

cd prjxray-db
git archive --format=tar --prefix=prjxray-db/ \
  cd41f08a8a4d2a60053750a0fe10623b1e2e35da | \
  tar -C /usr/local/symbiflow -xf -

cat > /usr/local/symbiflow/bin/prjxray-config << EOF
#!/bin/bash
echo /usr/local/symbiflow/prjxray-db
EOF

chmod +x /usr/local/symbiflow/bin/prjxray-config
cd ..

Steps to compile Icestorm

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y libftdi-dev

Build Icestorm

cd icestorm
git checkout 83b8ef947f77723f602b706eac16281e37de278c
make -j $(nproc) PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow/icestorm
make PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow/icestorm install
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/icestorm/bin:$PATH
cd ..

Steps to compile capnproto

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y automake autoconf libtool

Build capnproto

cd capnproto
git checkout v0.8.0
cd c++
autoreconf -i
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/symbiflow/capnproto
make -j $(nproc)
make install
echo "/usr/local/symbiflow/capnproto/lib" >> /etc/ld.so.conf.d/symbiflow.conf
ldconfig
export PATH=/usr/local/symbiflow/capnproto/bin:$PATH
cd ../..

Steps to compile pycapnp

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y python3-pip cython3

Build pycapnp

cd pycapnp
git checkout v1.0.0b1
pip3 install .
cd ..

Git checkout python-fpga-interchange

cd python-fpga-interchange
git checkout 1959b40e998db987c604c0a75664ccb209df13f7
cd ..

Git checkout quicklogic-fasm-utils

cd quicklogic-fasm-utils
git checkout 3d6a375ddb6b55aaa5a59d99e44a207d4c18709f
cd ..

Git checkout quicklogic-fasm

cd quicklogic-fasm
git checkout ee546ff09b2ee25894db3f419366afaf3c4bfe32
cd ..

Steps to compile symbiflow-arch-defs

Necessary software to install

apt-get install -y nodejs npm python-pytest openocd flake8 python3-numpy \
  python3-intervaltree python3-simplejson python3-intelhex \
  python3-importlib-metadata python3-jsonschema python3-packaging \
  python3-pyparsing python3-pyrsistent python3-tqdm python3-zipp \
  python3-typing-extensions python3-ply

pip3 install textx fasm pyjson5 pyyaml tinyfpgab tinyprog pyjson lxml \
  progressbar2 hilbertcurve==1.0.5 python-constraint parameterized \
  yapf==0.26.0 python-sat

Build symbiflow

cd symbiflow-arch-defs
git checkout c2c0f00960baf538eb31e4c42bf5d09dca87bad7
git submodule init
git submodule update --init --recursive
pip3 install ../python-fpga-interchange
pip3 install -e third_party/prjxray
pip3 install -e third_party/xc-fasm
pip3 install ../quicklogic-fasm-utils
pip3 install ../quicklogic-fasm
pip3 install -e third_party/qlf-fasm
pip3 install -e quicklogic/common/utils/quicklogic-timings-importer
pip3 install -e third_party/vtr-xml-utils
pip3 install -e third_party/python-symbiflow-v2x
pip3 install -e third_party/python-sdf-timing
pip3 install -e third_party/symbiflow-xc-fasm2bels

mkdir -p env/conda/envs
ln -s /usr/local/symbiflow env/conda/envs/symbiflow_arch_def_base

sed -i -e 's@add_subdirectory(litex)@#add_subdirectory(litex)@g' \
  -e 's@add_subdirectory(ibex)@#add_subdirectory(ibex)@g' \
  xc/xc7/tests/soc/CMakeLists.txt

Build symbiflow-arch-defs-xc7-artix7-100t

export VPR_NUM_WORKERS=$(nproc)

mkdir build; cd build
cmake -DUSE_CONDA=FALSE -DPRJXRAY_DB_DIR=/usr/local/symbiflow/prjxray-db \
  -DINSTALL_FAMILIES=xc7 -DINSTALL_ARCHS=artix7_100t \
  -DINSTALL_DEVICES=xc7a100t -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow ..
cd xc/xc7/archs/artix7_100t
make install
cd ../..
make PINMAP_INSTALL_arty100t-full_xc7a100t_test_arty100t-full_pinmap.csv
install -d -m 0755 /usr/local/symbiflow/share/symbiflow/arch/xc7a100t_test/xc7a100tcsg324-1
install -m 0644 arty100t-full_pinmap.csv /usr/local/symbiflow/share/symbiflow/arch/xc7a100t_test/xc7a100tcsg324-1/pinmap.csv

# Now you can skip to symbiflow-examples.git for external test

# To do builtin counter test; it should build top.bit as final bitstream
cd tests/counter
make counter_arty100t_bit

# see file counter_arty100t/artix7_100t-xc7a100t-virt-xc7a100t-test/top.bit
# it is the bitstream file and if built then success

cd ../../../../..

Build symbiflow-arch-defs-xc7-artix7 (xc7a50t)

"If you do not want this target skip"

export VPR_NUM_WORKERS=$(nproc)

mkdir build_artix7; cd build_artix7
cmake -DUSE_CONDA=FALSE -DPRJXRAY_DB_DIR=/usr/local/symbiflow/prjxray-db \
  -DINSTALL_FAMILIES=xc7 -DINSTALL_ARCHS=artix7_100t \
  -DINSTALL_DEVICES=xc7a50t \
  -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local/symbiflow ..
cd xc/xc7/archs/artix7
make install
cd ../..
make PINMAP_INSTALL_arty-full_xc7a50t_test_arty-full_pinmap.csv
install -d -m 0755 /usr/local/symbiflow/share/symbiflow/arch/xc7a50t_test/xc7a50tfgg484-1
install -m 0644 arty-full_pinmap.csv /usr/local/symbiflow/share/symbiflow/arch/xc7a50t_test/xc7a50tfgg484-1/pinmap.csv
install -d -m 0755 /usr/local/symbiflow/share/symbiflow/arch/xc7a50t_test/xc7a35tcsg324-1
ln -s ../xc7a50tfgg484-1/pinmap.csv /usr/local/symbiflow/share/symbiflow/arch/xc7a50t_test/xc7a35tcsg324-1

# Now you can skip to symbiflow-examples.git for external test

# To do builtin counter test; it should build top.bit as final bitstream
cd tests/counter
make counter_arty100t_bit

# see file counter_arty/artix7-xc7a50t-arty-swbut-roi-virt-xc7a50t-arty-swbut-test/top.bit
# it is the bitstream file and if built then success

cd ../../../../../..

Steps to compile symbiflow-examples

Build counter test for arty_100

cd symbiflow-examples
git checkout 07a6353627e0b6083728d1022ce30f9093d4c2de

cd xc7
TARGET="arty_100" make -C counter_test

# Should produce top.bit bitstream
# see file counter_test/build/arty_100/top.bit

Build counter test for arty_35

TARGET="arty_35" make -C counter_test

# Should produce top.bit bitstream
# see file counter_test/build/arty_/top.bit

Build picosoc demo for arty_100

TARGET="arty_100" make -C picosoc_demo

# Should produce top.bit bitstream
# see file picosoc_demo/build/arty_100/top.bit

Build picosoc demo for arty_35

TARGET="arty_35" make -C picosoc_demo

# Should produce top.bit bitstream
# see file picosoc_demo/build/arty_35/top.bit

Build Linux Litex Demo for arty_100

TARGET="arty_100" make -C linux_litex_demo

# Should produce top.bit bitstream
# see file linux_litex_demo/build/arty_100/top.bit

Build Linux Litex Demo for arty_35

TARGET="arty_35" make -C linux_litex_demo

# Should produce top.bit bitstream
# see file linux_litex_demo/build/arty_35/top.bit

cd ../..

Steps to compile symbiflow-examples Litex

Get Litex

mkdir litex
cd litex

git clone https://github.com/m-labs/migen
git clone https://github.com/litex-hub/pythondata-software-compiler_rt
git clone https://github.com/enjoy-digital/litex
git clone https://github.com/enjoy-digital/litedram
git clone https://github.com/enjoy-digital/liteeth
git clone https://github.com/enjoy-digital/liteiclink
git clone https://github.com/enjoy-digital/litesdcard
git clone https://github.com/litex-hub/litespi
git clone https://github.com/litex-hub/litex-boards
git clone https://github.com/litex-hub/pythondata-cpu-picorv32
git clone https://github.com/litex-hub/pythondata-cpu-vexriscv
git clone https://github.com/litex-hub/pythondata-software-picolibc.git

Build Litex

"Git Commits"

migen=6e3f8e565704b4293174aedfb15b3470d233f528
pythondata-software-compiler_rt=fcb03245613ccf3079cc833a701f13d0beaae09d
litex=db20cb172dc982c5879aa8080ec7aa18de181cc5
litedram=1d5192f572c2eb97bc85eb56667e25dc88d725f1
liteeth=8ecc3ca6d9476dd1a8b32b2b6bf3584cd6dcfc02
liteiclink=3d8ecdbcf9f0260292221ff63b0ad3f5e409a955
litesdcard=4edf05e627a8b5f03e632215accec8ab588737e3
litespi=4cb907881bb75999e4c6bb68e211dd5cfc301de9
litex-boards=9e18d9bc34bafb18839512a55dc66ba62e0d4824
pythondata-cpu-picorv32=2e8be513726fb6ffd960f7e18d24e3a86d895107
pythondata-cpu-vexriscv=c4eca1837ebca20b637a0a61e3a93d9446488459
pythondata-software-picolibc=e27c8a7ef8a8e75b6474823aae338efb1a2ca1a9

for pkg in migen pythondata-software-compiler_rt litex litedram \
           liteeth liteiclink litesdcard litespi litex-boards \
           pythondata-cpu-picorv32 pythondata-cpu-vexriscv \
           pythondata-software-picolibc; do
 cd "$pkg"
 eval git checkout $`echo $pkg`
 pip3 install -e .
 cd ..
done

Build Litex Demo

cd litex-boards

# Arty 100T Picorv32
./litex_boards/targets/digilent_arty.py --toolchain=symbiflow \
  --cpu-type=picorv32 --sys-clk-freq 80e6 --variant a7-100 \
  --output-dir build/picorv32/arty_100 --build --no-compile-software
# see file build/picorv32/arty_100/gateware/digilent_arty.bit
# this is the built bitstream

# Arty 100T VexRiscv

./litex_boards/targets/digilent_arty.py --toolchain=symbiflow \
  --cpu-type=vexriscv --sys-clk-freq 80e6 --variant a7-100 \
  --output-dir build/vexriscv/arty_100 --build --no-compile-software
# see file build/vexriscv/arty_100/gateware/digilent_arty.bit
# this is the built bitstream

# Arty 35T Picorv32

./litex_boards/targets/digilent_arty.py --toolchain=symbiflow \
  --cpu-type=picorv32 --sys-clk-freq 80e6 --variant a7-35 \
  --output-dir build/picorv32/arty_35 --build --no-compile-software
# see file build/picorv32/arty_35/gateware/digilent_arty.bit
# this is the built bitstream

# Arty 35T VexRiscv

./litex_boards/targets/digilent_arty.py --toolchain=symbiflow \
  --cpu-type=vexriscv --sys-clk-freq 80e6 --variant a7-35 \
  --output-dir build/vexriscv/arty_35 --build --no-compile-software
# see file build/vexriscv/arty_35/gateware/digilent_arty.bit
# this is the built bitstream