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Visitor raj_lavingia
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Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

Hello,

Can anyone tell me which Xilinx Software can be used to program XCR3256XL chip and what is the procedure to program it?

Thanks
Raj 

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

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Visitor raj_lavingia
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

The "LabTools" link given in the forum, does not work.

Lab Tools - 2012.4  Utilities
  •  All Platforms (TAR/GZIP - 1.01 GB)

    MD5 SUM Value : 30af54bc5fa25aecea8d442e818b0fd5

But I downloaded the ISE 14.7 (above md5sum), and followed this link since I am using Windows 10 enterprise version.

https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Installation-and-Licensing/ISE-14-7-XCLM-does-not-start-up-Windows-10/td-p/797286

 

I did the changes that are suggested in the above link.

 

I already have the ready made project which contains .vhf file, but I am not able to execute that .vhf file. So any suggestions on how to execute the .vhf file using ISE 14.7 Virtual Box ?

 

 

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

ISE does not work on windows 10,
so did you install your own Vm and OS ?

The ISE that 'is windows 10' compatible, is I think only for spartan 6, which comes with its own Vm,


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Visitor raj_lavingia
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

So if I install VM with windows 7 in it , should that work? or I need a seperate windows 7 in my system?

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

Thats good, its what catches most people out,

you now have to configure the Vm to recognise and take control of the port you have the programmer on,
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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

Also, the VHF file, is just a VHDL file ,
do you know how to compile this to the programming file ?

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Visitor raj_lavingia
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

Here is the possible solution which I have figured, 

 

1) Install Vm with windows 7 in it.

2) Download Lab Tools - 2012.4  Utilities MD5 SUM Value : 30af54bc5fa25aecea8d442e818b0fd5

3) Run .vhf file with this tool 

My only purpose is to run the given .vhf file and check if its building up or not.

If I am not wrong, Xilinx Vivado is no longer compatible for programming the CPLDs.

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Visitor raj_lavingia
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

No, I do not know how to compile the .vhf file

 

Can you guide me step by step procedure in doing that?

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

If you want to compile the vhf file, you need the ISE, the lab tools are just that, for programming devices.

Who do you have around you that you can ask ?
Do you know what tool / version was originaly used to compile this part ?

The source file you have , is only part of the design,
source files are typicaly agnostic as to the pin out of the chip,
that info comes form other project files,

do you have the complete project , or just the vhf file ?

Visitor raj_lavingia
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

I have the complete project and I was successful in compiling the schematic for Behavioural model by using Windows 7 and ISE project navigator. From the schematic, there is a .vhf which has been generated. Now, I just want a .jedec file, can you guide me in obtaining a .jedec file from the .vhf file ? So that I can put that .jedec file into cpld and check if the device is running or not?

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

An over view,

You have ISE windows 7, which is a great start.

You need to synthesis the project , and genertae programming file,

   in the ISE gui it on the left,  

 

Once you have a nice green tick against Sytnthsis , translate, fit and generate prog file,

     then click on Configure target device,

    IMPACT is the tool, you need.

see chapter 8

https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx13_2/ise_tutorial_ug695.pdf

 

 

        

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Visitor raj_lavingia
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

I was able to get a .jed file from the vhf file.

Thank you for your guidance.

Is there a possibility that I can get a different .jed file as compared to the one that was generated before using the same vhf file?

 

I compared it using HexCmp2 software and there were some instances where the bits were changed.

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

Yes, the JED file if I remember has various time stamps in it,
also the tools change over time, find different ways to do the same job, as well as artificial annealing in ISE,
so yes , file can be different
Visitor raj_lavingia
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Re: Xilinx Software for XCR3256XL

Thank you for the help.

All of my issues were solved.

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