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Visitor mhillman
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How do I comment on an archived post?

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So thanks to the Xilinx forum experts, I posted a question regarding a CPLD. It was sent to the archived section of the forums which gets little traffic (thanks Xilinx for your stellar support). No one managed to answer it (see it). Anywho, I found a solution, but can not answer my own comment to help any lost souls find a similar answer. Is this intended? Does Xilinx not want to assist anyone still working with legacy CPLDs which they still sell? Any help helping me post at solution to my own question that will hopefully help me help someone else would be much appreciated.

 

 

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Visitor mhillman
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Re: How do I comment on an archived post?

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Thank you for the response. I have found a much more convenient solution after a bit more searching around and I wanted a way to share it with whomever finds themselves in a similar situation (can't install VM at work). Using a JTAG programmer and software from Diglilent (https://store.digilentinc.com/digilent-adept-2-download-only/). I was able to program a Xilinx CPLD with a SVF file produced by an older ISE development environment. I hope this helps anyone stuck in a similar situation.

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Re: How do I comment on an archived post?

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@mhillmanwrote:

We have developed a board which utilizes a XC9500 CPLD and have previously been programming all the CPLDs on a Windows 7 machine using iMPACT. Now that we have been forced to upgrade all of our development computers to Windows 10, it seems that the only way of getting iMPACT installed is to install ISE 14.7 into a VM, but this only seems to support Spartan 6 devices. How do I go about programming our CPLDs now? Is there a stand alone iMPACT that runs under Windows 10 that is compatible with the XC9500? If not, is there a ISE installation that runs in a VM that still supports the older CPLDs?

 

Thank you in advance.


The only way that I know is using a VM, using the "standard" version of ISE 14.7 that supports the XC9500 (except XC9500XV devices).  This is the version of ISE 14.7 that you need.    If you want to run Impact on bare metal instead of a VM, I recommend using Linux (i.e. CentOS 6.9), since Windows support is pretty much finished.      There is no version of Impact that is able to run on Windows 10, since JTAG drivers were never created for Win10.  

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Visitor mhillman
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Re: How do I comment on an archived post?

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Thank you for the response. I have found a much more convenient solution after a bit more searching around and I wanted a way to share it with whomever finds themselves in a similar situation (can't install VM at work). Using a JTAG programmer and software from Diglilent (https://store.digilentinc.com/digilent-adept-2-download-only/). I was able to program a Xilinx CPLD with a SVF file produced by an older ISE development environment. I hope this helps anyone stuck in a similar situation.

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Re: How do I comment on an archived post?

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Nice solution!!   Well done!.

Don't forget to close a thread when possible by accepting a post as a solution.
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