xilinx 7-series fpga tools i made
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README.md

xilinx 7-series tools

WARNING: very poor code quality. expect that you’ll probably have to make changes to fit your needs

questions -> idk email me or send me a message on mastodon or something. https://tilde.town/~haskal

  • xilbitstream.py - a script that prints the contents of 7-series bitstreams and saves files for any configuration frames found inside. supports either endian, with or without the xilinx header. nominally does not crash on encrypted bitstreams (!!), but of course it can’t really make any sense of them either - you’ll need the key
  • xilswap.py - simply swaps endianness of each 32 bit word. nothing too fancy
  • pcap_dump_tool - a bare metal ARM tool for zynq bitstream readback. it saves the currently loaded bitstream to emmc. it’s bare metal because the xilinx linux driver had a bug that prevented it from working correctly. additionally, some low-level steps needed to be taken to ensure the readback was not corrupted. comments explain each step. you will need to adjust the parameters based on the fpga part you have, however. also it needs to be built with the xilinx toolchain
  • bram_decode_tool - decodes block RAM frames dumped from 7-series bitstreams by guessing the order of bitlanes based on a provided “known file” using some hacky statistical analysis. uses a project x-ray database to understand the content of the block RAM frames - included is the zynq7 database file from https://github.com/SymbiFlow/prjxray-db/ (licensed CC0). however you can provide a different database file for different parts. this tool only handles the BRAM construction where 32 BRAMs compose each of the 32 bits in a word, because that’s the specific scenario i wrote it for. if you have a different setup, where BRAM elements hold more than one bit of a word you’ll need to make changes. additionally, it’s based on pure guesswork and needs you to know at least some of the contents of the RAM for comparison. perhaps a smarter version could check where the BRAM elements are connected and guess the order based on that - but it would require lifting the rest of the configuration space which is hard (though one chinese paper very dubiously claims to have lifted xilinx AND intel bitstreams to RTL code - https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2901949 - to this i say code or it didn’t happen tbh)