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Generated Bit file with avnet PCIe evaluation board won't boot (xapp1052)

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I'm using the Avnet "Xilinx® Virtex®-5 LXT/SXT PCI Express Development Kit" and trying to get xapp1052 working with it.

 

I was able to create the bit file without TOO many problems. I generated the PCIe core following the instructions in xapp1052 using COREgen. I threw the xapp1052 files into the directory, and changed the "xilinx_pci_exp_blk_plus_8_lane_ep_ml555.ucf" reset and clock pins, as well as the PCIe lane information to the information in the Avnet UCF. When running the perl script I selected custom, then "Endpoint Block Plus for PCI Express (Virtex-5)", then "xst_blk_plus_ml555_x8.scr" (I figured this was the closest thing to the 8 lane avnet board I'm using....), then my modified UCF file.

 

I program the board with the bit file created by the perl script, and then do a soft reset.  The computer turns on, but nothing shows up on the monitor.  I can't figure out what else to try to get this guy running. Anyone have any ideas? The mcs file I downloaded from the avnet site for PCIe boots fine (and windows recognizes it), but they don't have any DMA examples, or windows code, making it pretty useless.

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Got everything working. Turns out we needed to use the newest version of the PCIe plus core, 1.13.

 

1.12 was nothing but trouble.

 

Also there was a slight UCF problem with the PCI fingers. Accidently renamed them.

Message Edited by mdye on 02-03-2010 12:56 PM

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Got everything working. Turns out we needed to use the newest version of the PCIe plus core, 1.13.

 

1.12 was nothing but trouble.

 

Also there was a slight UCF problem with the PCI fingers. Accidently renamed them.

Message Edited by mdye on 02-03-2010 12:56 PM

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Hey friend.

 

I read your post.

 

I have got somewhat similar problem but at more beginner level.

 

I want to know how to downlaod the file using PCIe Jtag interface using Impact.

 

Can you help me with the procedure. I know how to do that with Jtag cable, but have no clue, neither can find about doing so with Jtag cable...

 

Regards,

Shan

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