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Need Bluecat Linux reference design for EDK 10.1

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Hi all,

 

I'm trying to open the provided reference design project ug486 (system.xmp). But there is a problem with the EDK-version:

 

"ERROR:MDT - The installed version of EDK tools is 10.1, while project was created with version 11.1 "

 

Does anyone know where I could get a EDK10.1 reference design for Bluecat Linux because I need some

support for my first embedded linux project.

 

I use the Spartan-3A DSP 1800 Board.

 

Thanks

 

Regards Chris

Message Edited by c.schmidt on 08-25-2009 02:01 AM
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I think this AR will address your problem:

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/32054.htm

 

 

Terry

 

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Hi There,

 

You might want to check out the BlueCat Linux example design on the Avnet Design Resource Center (DRC):

 

Go to

www.em.avnet.com/spartan3a-dsp 

 

And click on

 

Then download the following under ISE Design Suite 10.1

S3A1800DSP BlueCat Linux Example Design

 

Full disclosure - I work for Avnet.

 

Best Regards,

Tom

 

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Looks like the 10.1.3 version is here:

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/boards_and_kits/ug486.pdf

 

 

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Hi Tom,

 

Thanks for your help!

I downloaded the files and tried to open the project with XPS.

Following error occured:

"microblaze_v7_10_d was not found - please see console for more information"

I checked the Xilinx installation directory for the microblaze version 7.10.d but only

found 7.10.a which doesn't run.

Do you have any suggestions to solve the problem?

Thanks.

 

Chris

 

@toneal: I downloaded the ug486.pdf before, but can't find an ug486.zip with project files

               for edk 10.1. But nevertheless thanks for your help!

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The MicroBlaze changelog indicates version 7.10.d was introduced in XPS 10.1.3, so I suspect you need to update your EDK/ISE install to service pack 3 (10.1.3).  That service pack is available via web update (Help -> Xilinx Update in XPS, maybe same in ISE?).

 

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Tom

 

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Hi Tom,

 

sorry that I didn't write the full version number 10.1.03 .

I installed the service pack what is also shown when starting

ISE ...

Is it useful to install the service pack again?

 

Regards Chris

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What do you see when you do a Help -> About in XPS?  For 10.1.3 you should see:

Release Version:  10.1.03(nt)

Application Version: Build EDK_K_SP3.6+0

 

If you don't see that, then you sould reinstall the service pack.  Is it possible you installed a service pack for ISE, but not EDK?

 

--Tom

 

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ok, that's the problem. XPS Help->About shows 10.1 .

I'm running an update tomorrow and then try it again...

Thanks for your help!

 

Regards Chris

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http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/boards_and_kits/ug486.zip  - these are 10.1 files - will probably need to be rev'd up to 10.1.3. 

 

 

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Hi Tom,

 

There is another problem with your reference design. After I installed

the EDK service pack 3 I tried to update the bitstream.

But it didn't work because I have no license for the xps_ll_temac IP-Core.

Is there an easy way to get the design runnig without ordering a license

for the mentioned core? I tried to delete the xps_ll_temac core and

ran the design without using the ethernet-component, but it failed, linux didn't boot.

 

Furthermore I started the demo_linux.bat which runs fantastic ;-),

thats why I'm thinking the xps_ll_temac core or rather the license is not

complete for run the design with XPS.

 

Best Regards,

Chris

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I think this AR will address your problem:

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/32054.htm

 

 

Terry

 

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Hi Terry,

 

Thanks for the link! It was very helpful!

 

Regards Chris

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Hi Chris,

I am supposed to work on Blue Cat Linux.I am supposed to take a BlueCat Linux image and then save the image in SPI/BPI Flash.Can you please let me know how you are going about with the programming using Blue Cat Linux?

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Hi,

Basically the way to program using BCLinux is:

 

-create and download bitstream (hardware and application software)

-download bc_linux image with xmd-command line to DDR2-RAM

-start the processor with "run"-command

 

In addition please read the Spartan-3A DSP 3SD1800A MicroBlaze

Processor Edition Kit Reference Systems pdf-file

 

Regards Chris

 

 

 

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Contact your local Avnet FAE and ask about the MicroBlaze Linux Speedway course.  This Speedway course takes you through the entire process of creating your MicroBlaze processor system in XPS, configuring and building a BlueCat Linux kernel, and programming the kernel to boot from SPI flash.  BPI flash can also be used.

 

 Full disclosure:  I work for Avnet.

 

Best Regards,

Tom

 

 

 

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@ Tom,

Thank you for the suggestion.I will contact my local FAE.

@ Chris,

Thanks a ton!!
Is the Blue Cat Linux OS necessary to download the Linux Image to the FPGA?
Can I edit the image which is given in the Spartan3sda1800a Board if I am not having the Blue Cat Linux OS loaded into my system?

Regards,
Surya
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Hi!

The main thing is, that you need a BSP(Board Support Package / drivers) which adapts the

linux kernel to your hardware/peripherals . To set up an BCLinux-Image you need

another tool which allows you to create an appropriate image for you system.

You can get the tools from your local lynuxworks distributor.

 

Regards Chris

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