08-30-2012 06:00 AM
I have a question regarding the latest version of ISE (14.2) with Windows 8. Currently I'm running on a Windows 8 (full, from msdnaa for students) with Xilinx ISE 14.2 successfully installed.
The problem is that ISE Project Navigator closes itself whenever I choose "open project". As alternative I tried to migrate another project from older version (9.2.04i) and it opened successfully. But ISE closes itself again when I tried to "add copy of source" or "add source" to the migrated project. That makes the whole thing kind of pointless again.
In this both cases I noticed in Windows Task Manager that the file "_pn.exe" is still running in the background.
Anyone has this problem?
Is it an OS problem? or is it a multi-version of Xilinx that caused this (I have both 14.2 and 9.2.04i installed, the latter because of statediagramm)?
08-30-2012 08:28 AM
ISE DS 14.2 is not tested or supported on Windows 8 so I can't say for sure. However, the actions you've described that are having problems are related to browse and wizard functions where the base code used to develop have traditionally been quite OS dependant.
One thing that I would try is to turn off the New Project Wizard
From Project Navigator select Edit -> Preferences. and find the preference under ISE General. This should change the registry setting at:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Xilinx\ISE\14.2\Project Navigator\Project Manager\Preferences\UseNewProjectWizard
You could also try using the Tcl command to add files and create a new project. from the Tcl console.
Project new myproj
xfile add C:/sources/*.v
08-31-2012 01:00 AM
thanks for the reply. My knowledge on ISE is limited as I'm just a student doing bachelor thesis.
Anyway, the method to turn off New Project Wizard doesn't solve the problem.
About tcl console, I don't know how to do it. Can you please guide me?
thank you once again in advance!
09-04-2012 08:09 AM
1) Make sure the Tcl console is viewable; View -> Panels -> Tcl Console
2a) In the Tcl concole type the commands mentioned in the previous post
2b) Alternatively, create a script and then just source the script in the Tcl counsole (e.g. source my_script.tcl)
Attached, is an example script used to create one of the example projects. It creates the project, sets the part and adds some files and sets parameters that are not default values.
For more information on specific Tcl instructions and suggestions for usage, see the “Tcl Reference” chapter of the Command Line Tools User Guide (UG628).
09-10-2012 07:23 AM
WIndows 8 is at present unsupported with any version of ISE. Hence one option would be to run the tool in compatibility mode. Create a ISE 14.2 shortcut on your desktop. Right click it to find the project navigator properties. In this check under compatibility for "Run In Compatibility Mode for" and check it.
Just try changing the compatibility mode to Earlier versions of WIndows like Windows7 and Windows XP or Vista.
Let me know if you were successful with this try..
09-18-2012 02:01 AM
Presently Xilinx ISE does not have support for Windows 8 as it is very new. It can be supported in future versions of ISE. To know the supportable Operating systems find the Pg 30 of the Release Notes Guide of ISE 14.2 which is the latest version. http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_2/irn.pdf