08-24-2009 10:43 PM - edited 08-25-2009 02:01 AM
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.
08-25-2009 07:19 AM
You might want to check out the BlueCat Linux example design on the Avnet Design Resource Center (DRC):
And click on
Then download the following under ISE Design Suite 10.1
Full disclosure - I work for Avnet.
08-25-2009 10:56 PM - edited 08-25-2009 11:01 PM
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?
@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!
08-26-2009 06:23 AM
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?).
08-26-2009 06:31 AM - edited 08-26-2009 06:31 AM
sorry that I didn't write the full version number 10.1.03 .
I installed the service pack what is also shown when starting
Is it useful to install the service pack again?
08-26-2009 07:07 AM
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?
08-26-2009 07:17 AM
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!
08-28-2009 06:24 AM
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.
09-05-2009 01:57 AM
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?
09-06-2009 11:03 PM
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
09-09-2009 06:55 AM
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.
10-07-2009 11:31 PM
10-07-2009 11:43 PM
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.