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Installation and Setup

Install the support package and configure hardware connection

Before you can start using the Communications Toolbox™ Support Package for Xilinx® Zynq®-Based Radio, you must:

  1. Install the support package. See Install Support Package for Xilinx Zynq-Based Radio.

  2. Establish communication between the host computer and the radio hardware. See Guided Host-Radio Hardware Setup (Windows® only) or Manual Host-Radio Hardware Setup.

  3. To work with the hardware-software co-design workflow, install additional support packages and third-party tools. See Installation for Hardware-Software Co-Design.


sdrdevCreate radio object for interfacing with Xilinx Zynq-based radio hardware
downloadImageDownload SD card image or bitstream file
infoGet radio hardware information
testConnectionTest connection between host and radio hardware


comm.SDRDevAD936xInterface with AD936x-based Zynq radio hardware
comm.SDRDevFMCOMMS5Interface with FMCOMMS5 Zynq radio hardware (Since R2019a)



Common Problems and Fixes

Resolve issues encountered during installation or while using the I/O mode features of the support package.

Troubleshooting Hardware-Software Co-Design

Resolve issues encountered while using the hardware-software co-design workflow.