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Visitor canalrun
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BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hello everyone,

 

I have a Digilent Atlys Spartan 6 development board. They have you download the BSB, but they don't tell you how to install it.

 

How do I have this board recognized in the be BSB wizard. Their zip file includes the xbd and ucf files and the directory structure correspondis to the Xilinx's EDK/board structure.

 

I copied the files into this structure, but the board does not show up in the BSB wizard.

 

Any clues? Digilent support was no help.

 

Thanks,

Barry.

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎08-08-2007

Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi Barry,

 

Answer record 35623 describes a method similar to what you will need to follow to get the boards recognized by Base System Builder:

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/35623.htm

 

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Xilinx Employee
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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi Barry,

 

Answer record 35623 describes a method similar to what you will need to follow to get the boards recognized by Base System Builder:

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/35623.htm

 

Xilinx Employee
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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi,

 

I copied the files into $EDK_Install/board/Xilinx/boards folder and was able to see the board in the BSB wizard as shown.

 

Please find the snapshot attached.

 

Thnx

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Visitor ali.alsaqqa
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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi

 

I have done exactly the same, but the board still do not appear.

 

I have the following directotry:

 

F:\Xilinx\13.1\ISE_DS\EDK\board\Xilinx\boards\Digilent_Atlys\data

 

Why I still can't see the board in the wizard ?

 

Regards,

Ali

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Registered: ‎07-25-2011

Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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If you choose the PLB system instead of AXI system it works

Andrea Albano
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Visitor ali.alsaqqa
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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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That's true, Mr. Andrea.

 

But does this mean that I cannot use ATLYS with AXI interface standard ??

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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi

You can download bsb (ipxact) for AXI based system for Atlys from University Program Pages: http://www.xilinx.com/university/workshops/embedded-system-design-flow/index.htm

Martin 

 

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Visitor ali.alsaqqa
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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi,

 

I have downloaded the AXI support files for ISE 13.X, but no luck !!

 

I do not understand what is the problem !!!

 

Anyone can help me please ?

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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi.

Have you installed it into $ISE_INSTALL$\EDK\Board\Digilent\ipxact? It worked for me ...

Martin 

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Visitor ali.alsaqqa
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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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FINALLY !! It worked, thank you very much !!

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Visitor tweekzilla
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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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Hi All,

 

Sorry I'm really struggling with putting the files in the right places - The Digilent instructions are terrible.  I have the BSB files for 13.3.

 

I first tells me to put the Digilent_AXI_IPCore_Support files into <EDK_Version>\ISE_DS\EDK\data\wizards which I've done.

 

Now the Atlys_AXI_BSB_Support has a lib directory in with both boards and pcores.  Do I put the boards into <EDK_Version>\ISE_DS\ board\Xilinx\ipxact?  What do I do with the pcores directory?

 

Thanks

 

Ross

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Re: BSB and Digilent Atlys

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The 'ipxact' folder in 'Digilent_AXI_IPCore_Support_v_1_33' must be copied to "<Xilinx_Install_Dir>\<EDK_Version>\ISE_DS\EDK\data\wizards\" like the 'readme.txt' file says (I've never had any luck using the batch file to install them).

In my case, this was "C:\Xilinx\14.3\ISE_DS\EDK\data\wizards\".

 

For the rest of the files, I have them in "C:\Digilent\Atlys_BSB_Support_v_3_6\", but you can put them anywhere that's accessible by EDK (with no spaces in the path).

 

Then, as it says in section II of 'Atlys_AXI_BSB_Support.pdf', during the first step of the Base System Builder wizard (after choosing AXI), set the 'Project Peripheral Repository Search Path' to be the 'lib' folder (e.g. "C:\Digilent\Atlys_BSB_Support_v_3_6\Atlys_AXI_BSB_Support\lib\"). This 

 

'Atlys_AXI_BSB_Support.pdf' (or the PLB one if you're using that) gives a reasonably good step-by-step guide on getting the Atlys working in EDK and BSB, even if it is a bit confusing at points.

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