01-17-2019 12:34 PM
Application Notes: 7 Series FPGAs (figure 1) clearly indicates SPI Flash can be programmed On-board via FPGA using the ISE Design Tool iMPACT.
Is this true, some people telling me you can only program using Vivado?
Development has come to a stop until I can answer this question
01-17-2019 01:00 PM
7 series should still be supported in IMPACT but IMPACT being a part of ISE has not been updated since ISE version 14.7 which is on par with Vivado 2014.7. So IMPACT will have limited updates that vivado has gotten and will continue to get for the foreseeable future. For example limited support for certain configuration solutions. In any case are you folks aware of the vivado lab edition? Similar to ISE labtools is a standalone programming/debug tool for all vivado supported devices which includes 7-series and newer.
01-17-2019 01:14 PM - edited 01-22-2019 04:53 AM
01-21-2019 07:29 AM
Thank you, we have some older logic that we are going to reuse, source logic/schematic is in ISE 14.7, our goal is to initially burn to new chip and modify in ISE, I do not believe we can translate source logic to Vivado for manipulation? Please correct me if I am wrong, we do have both development suites.
01-21-2019 07:30 AM