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Registered: ‎07-27-2010

Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

We are in process of dsigning a Board using Spartan-6 Device .Plz. answer some of my concerns related to Tools,OS,Device compatibility:

 

1- Will Spartan-6 Device be avalibale for coming years(2-3 yrs.).

2- The new Vivado Environment  doesn't support Spartan-6.So How can we do development?

3-What is the relation between OS(Windows 8.1) with ISE design suite .Will it work on that.??

4- If yes,will ISE design suite be avalibale for development in the coming yrs. on Windows 8.1 .

5-As ISE design suite is must for Spartan-6, can we design on windows 8.1 .

6- Whether ISE design suite will be freely avaliable for Students for design.

 

looking for ur reply....

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎10-24-2013

Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

Hi @timesabhi,

 

Find the answers inline.

 

1- Will Spartan-6 Device be avalibale for coming years(2-3 yrs.).

 a) Yes.

2- The new Vivado Environment  doesn't support Spartan-6.So How can we do development?

a) You will need to use ISE tool.

3-What is the relation between OS(Windows 8.1) with ISE design suite .Will it work on that.??

a) We officially doesnt support ISE with Windows 8.1 but there are few users (on forums) who successfully worked with 8.1. Check https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5q8AqcYVmE

4- If yes,will ISE design suite be avalibale for development in the coming yrs. on Windows 8.1 .

a) No official support

5-As ISE design suite is must for Spartan-6, can we design on windows 8.1 .

a) Refer to point 3 & 4.

6- Whether ISE design suite will be freely avaliable for Students for design.

a) They can use ISE webpack and here are the features supported.

http://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/ise-design-suite/ise-webpack.html

The Xilinx University Program (XUP) enables the use of Xilinx FPGA and Zynq SoC tools and technologies for academic teaching and research. For details check http://www.xilinx.com/support/university.html

 

Thanks,Vijay
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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

Spartan 6 is in some big products with long redesign times, so some of the range is going to be around for a while,

but note that ISE, which you need for Spartan 6 has not been fixed for a few years now, hunt the forums and you will find a few 'opportunities for improvement' in the ISE code that are not going to be fixed, nor find work around for.

combine that with the OS support problem, your basically going to have to have a computer that is locked in windows 7 / ISE till you no longer support these boards,

well past the time you can get security updates for the computer,
so it will be stand alone, no network .

And do you really want to go down the Spartan 6 , ISE , Windows 7 route ?

Just my personal thoughts,


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Registered: ‎07-27-2010

Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

Can working in Linux OS solve this OS related problem??

Plz. suggest..

Whizh all Linux OS will be best for iT.

Looking for ur reply...

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Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

Hi @timesabhi,

 

Please use supported OS with ISE. 

To know the supported OS refer to release notes (IRN) of ISE.

 

ISE 14.7 IRN: Check page number 7

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_7/irn.pdf

 

--Syed

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Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

Is it frienndly for Students/new users  to work on LINUX for ISE design suite.

Is Ubuntu supported....??

Is it recommended...

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Scholar drjohnsmith
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Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

My thought
don't use Linux for ISE,

we used to have all sorts of hassles doing so,
stick with windows 7.
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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎10-24-2013

Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

hi @timesabhi

 

We dont recommond any thing which is not listed in the release notes.

 

Yes, ISE is in maintainance mode and if you run into any issues (make sure that you are following the guidelines listed in released), we will try our best to give you a workaround.

Thanks,Vijay
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Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

I installed Xilinx 14.6 WEbpack on Windows 8.1 . I found it is working as expected and it also genetaed bitstream for one of the example projects.

Any comments???

Can we say now ISE is campatible with Wndows 8.1 THEN????

Looking for your reply...

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Registered: ‎01-16-2013

Re: Avilability of ISE design Suite for Spartan-6 on Windows 8.1

Hello @timesabhi,

 

Supported OS mentioned in Release notes of ISE only mean that our tools has been tested on them and we guarantee it would work on Supported OS. 

 

 http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_6/irn.pdf

 

Glad to know you are not facing any issue with Windows 8.1 but still I recommend you to use supported OS.

 

--Syed

 

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