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Getting Started is synonymous with,, and, so don’t worry if you see a mix of URLs in documentation and such. They all go to the same place.


MiniZed Product page:

MiniZed Docs page:

MiniZed Tutorials page:

MiniZed Forum:


If you don't know what state your board is in, do this first. If you are opening your board straight from the factory, you won't need to do this.

1.       Follow the Restore QSPI and eMMC Factory Images instructions from the Docs page.

Next, go to the Getting Started Guide on the Docs page

2.       Then follow the Getting Started Guide from the Docs page.

3.       Next, you can start creating your own designs by following Tutorials 1 to 8 on the Tutorials page.


Feel free to ask questions on this forum!

Restore QSPI and eMMC Factory Images not working

I've been RTFM'ing as much as I can and have not been able to successfully run the minized "Restore QSPI and eMMC Factory Images" procedure.  I get some sort of flash erase error.  Here's what I see:

xsct% exec program_flash -f flash_only_boot_7007S.bin -flash_type qspi_single                                                         


****** Xilinx Program Flash

****** Program Flash v2017.2 (64-bit)

  **** SW Build 1909853 on Thu Jun 15 18:39:10 MDT 2017

    ** Copyright 1986-2017 Xilinx, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Connecting to hw_server @ TCP:localhost:3121


Connected to hw_server @ TCP:localhost:3121

Available targets and devices:

Target 0 : jsn-MiniZed V1-1234-oj1A

Device 0: jsn-MiniZed V1-1234-oj1A-4ba00477-0


Retrieving Flash info...


Initialization done, programming the memory

BOOT_MODE REG = 0x00000001

WARNING: [Xicom 50-100] The current boot mode is QSPI.

If flash programming fails, configure device for JTAG boot mode and try again.

f probe 0 0 0

Performing Erase Operation...

f erase 0 1280000

Erase Operation failed.

INFO: [Xicom 50-44] Elapsed time = 0 sec.


ERROR: Flash Operation Failed


child process exited abnormally

I can flash other .bin files, such as a .bin boot image I created for the FSBL.  Any ideas what might be the trouble?  Changing the boot mode switch has no effect.  Don't know what else to try.
Has anyone else been able to make this work?

Works fine now.  Thanks!

Works fine now.  Thanks!