02-16-2010 06:56 AM
I'm interested in making a multiboot application on SP601 using Microblaze. But I cannot find the HWICAP IP in XPS_11.4.
Should it be in the IP list or not?
If it's not in the list (yet) .... what would be the best way for multibooting with microblaze?
I would like to make a aplication where I can say : "And now you wil reboot with that bit file" ... no partial reconfiguration.
All will happen with the SPI flash.
02-16-2010 11:56 AM
HWICAP from EDK is only available for virtex 4 and virtex 5 families.
I do not know why xilinx does not release a hwicap for spartan 6 families, because Spartan 6 has a ICAP resource
04-26-2010 07:46 AM
you could build your own USER IP and instantiate the ICAP primitive in HDL code.
There is a document "MultiBoot Control (Using ICAP in an XC3S700A)", a reference Design for the Spartan-3A Starter Kit that could be a good help even if it is based on PicoBlaze.
11-08-2010 04:22 AM
A very late reply of me (just noticed the new ...) ...
Thanks for your help. That is actualy what I did. I took some demo code of the SP601 multiboot (vhdl) and mixed it with a custom IP core in XPS. After some tuning and help it worked as I wished.