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Teacher rcingham
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Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Analysis of NGC files

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Having spent a briefer time than expected doing something rather different, I'm back having lots of fun with the ISE toolset, at a different company.

 

I have just managed to rebuild an existing design (previously built with ISE 12.2) with ISE 13.4, then 14.2. So far, so good.

 

However, the design has a dozen NGC files as part of it, that might need reengineering, and it would be useful to know:

 - what version of tools they were built with,

 - what technology they were targetted at,

 - when they were built.

 

Most of the NGC files have the following human-readable header:

XILINX-XDB 0.1 STUB 0.1 ASCII

XILINX-XDM V1.5e

 

Some have a different XDM version.

 

There are a number of other similar designs that will updating.

 

So, please could I be told the XDM/ISE version cross-reference?

And is it possible to get the other information out of the binary part of the file?

 

Many thanks in advance...

 


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Visitor sundancerci
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Registered: ‎09-24-2012

Re: Analysis of NGC files

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WebCase successful. I now know what version of tools produced each NGC, and when it was produced, which is useful information. Rather a pity that there isn't a customer-useable tool to do that.
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Xilinx Employee
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Re: Analysis of NGC files

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The information you want (tool version, device targetted, date stamp) is available in the NGC file. There are internal tools that can be used to access it. I suggest that you open a webcase and ask for help accessing this information. You'd need to provide the NGC files of course. If the PAE doesn't know how to do this, ask them to escalate the case to an implementation expert.

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Teacher rcingham
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Re: Analysis of NGC files

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However, before I do that I will have to set up a new account using the new work e-mail address, as I have been informed that I can't transfer it.

:-(

 


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Visitor sundancerci
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Registered: ‎09-24-2012

Re: Analysis of NGC files

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New account set up.
Here we go...
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Teacher eteam00
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Re: Analysis of NGC files

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Perhaps the new moderator might be willing to confer "non-newbie" forum privileges on your new account, rcingham sundancerci.

 

-- Bob Elkind

SIGNATURE:
README for newbies is here: http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/New-Users-Forum/README-first-Help-for-new-users/td-p/219369

Summary:
1. Read the manual or user guide. Have you read the manual? Can you find the manual?
2. Search the forums (and search the web) for similar topics.
3. Do not post the same question on multiple forums.
4. Do not post a new topic or question on someone else's thread, start a new thread!
5. Students: Copying code is not the same as learning to design.
6 "It does not work" is not a question which can be answered. Provide useful details (with webpage, datasheet links, please).
7. You are not charged extra fees for comments in your code.
8. I am not paid for forum posts. If I write a good post, then I have been good for nothing.
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Visitor sundancerci
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Registered: ‎09-24-2012

Re: Analysis of NGC files

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WebCase successful. I now know what version of tools produced each NGC, and when it was produced, which is useful information. Rather a pity that there isn't a customer-useable tool to do that.
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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎02-01-2011

Re: Analysis of NGC files

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Thanks Bob

 

I have contacted Robert (rcingham) in realtion to his Forum account.

 

Kind regards

Chrisondra

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Re: Analysis of NGC files

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Could you Discripe the detail of it for us.

Thanks... 

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Teacher rcingham
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Registered: ‎09-09-2010

Re: Analysis of NGC files

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The detail of what?

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