09-24-2009 03:33 AM
09-24-2009 10:04 AM
If I have a big project designed in schematic with PicoBlaze. Can I update project with MicroBlaze? How I can combine schematic project and MicroBlaze?
You do realize that changing from PicoBlaze to MicroBlaze is a non-trivial exercise, right?
09-24-2009 01:15 PM
It is possible to build an embedded processor using microblaze in the BSB tool. You can then include
the microblaze project in an ISE project by adding the .xmp file to your project in the ISE GUI. Then you
can go under the processes for the CPU and create a schematic symbol if your top level project is
schematic. I haven't tried this myself because I hate Xilinx's schematic tools, at least since they
got rid of Aldec schematics. So I use HDL for the top level project as well, and the tool flow seems
to work best in this mode. I assume you have a copy of the XPS tools? Microblaze is not available
under the ISE webpack.
09-25-2009 01:46 AM
In really I have debugged schematic project with 2 PicoBlaze. I need to add Ethernet and same processing functions.
The best decision is substitution of 2 PicoBlaze with more power MicroBlaze.
09-25-2009 02:02 AM
Thank you gszakacs for advice. I will do it and will let you know about results.
One more question:
Can I debug MicroBlaze soft (in XDK) without Xilinx Board Description file (*.xbd)? How? I would like to use MicroBlaze like a part of my (schematic) project.
I downloaded Xilinx_11.1_ISE for estimation. If test will be successful I will buy these tools.