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This instruction page for 2020.1 ZCU111 is also suitable for 2020.1 ZCU208 and ZCU216.

Now that you have installed and run the Pre-Built Power Advantage Tool, let’s take a moment to see what else you can do with it. The Power Advantage Tool Control Console can be used with designs, to monitor power during the design process. In addition, the Power Advantage Tool can be used as a demonstration of the power savings with various designs.

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Known 2020.1 Issues:
(1) The MSP430 source builds the compatible MSP430 version, but may not support all MSP430 TI Code Composer Studio debug features.


The Power Advantage Tool now takes control of the APU serial port if available. To give user control of the APU terminal, close the Power Advantage Tool, then launch the following script to open terminals, then open the Power Advantage Tool again. The Power Advantage Tool will complain that "No APU UART available", but just close that message.

Launching the Power Advantage Tool Control Console


If you have connected Micro USB (UART) (J83) to PC for the first time, or switched boards, you may need to wait a few minutes for the PC to recognize the new hardware. Then you can open the Power Advantage Tool.

Launch the Power Advantage Tool Shortcut at C:\ZynqUS_Demos\2020.1_Demos\ZynqusPowerTool.exe ZCU111 Shortcut. (ZCU208 and ZCU216 use the ZCU216 Shortcut instead) 
In a few seconds, you should see a Power Advantage Tool Control Console window with a Power Report. The Power numbers should update every few seconds.
If it is not displayed properly, refer to “Common Setup Issues”, and debug until the “Power Advantage Tool is alive” before returning here to continue.

Getting to Know the Power Advantage Tool Control Console

After successfully launching the Power Advantage Tool, you should see the following Power Advantage Tool Control Console window (may take a few seconds):

Figure 1. Power Advantage Tool Control Console