10-01-2010 05:39 AM
Each standard configuration already includes iMPACT as a part of the standard installation.
-WebPACK (free) - limited device support. Supports synthesis & implementation
-Editions (Logic/Embedded/DSP/System)- full device support. Supports synthesis & implementation
-Programming Tools (free) - full device support for programming only. Basically only iMPACT and the device files. No synthesis and implementation. This can be very useful for places like a lab where you just need to download an existing bitstream to a large device. For example, WebPACK does not support the 5VLX110T - it doesn't have the device files and won't recognize the device when you scan the device chain in iMPACT.
The standalone EDK, SDK, and Chipscope configurations used to augment iMPACT for the smaller devices does not include iMPACT:
BTW, probably a better question for the Design Tools - Others or Design Tools - Installation board... Just an FYI for the future.