11-02-2011 08:48 PM
Does anyone know if IMPACT supports this SPI Flash W25Q128BVFIG? I'm using the 12.3 version of tools for a Spartan 6 design. I know the 64mb version (W25Q64BVZEIG) works, but didn't find the 128Mb version in the dialog box.
I currently have designs that use the 64Mb version, but would like to upgrade to hold more configuration data files.
Another way to put it is: has anyone used the 128Mb version of the Winbond Flash before?
11-02-2011 11:55 PM
Impact 12.3 doesn't support 128 Mbit version of Winbod flash with spartan-6. You can find the list of SPI flashes in the below snapshots(for 12.3 and 13.3). You can go with a vendor flash which supports 128 Mbit with spartan-6. Our latest impact version 13.3 supports 128 Mbit Winbond-BV flash with Kintex-7 devices only.
11-03-2011 05:50 AM
I went ahead and tried with Impact 13.2 and I saw the following...
You can see my device is a Spartan 6 and IMPACT gives the 128Mb version as a choice now. Is this a bug that it can allow you to select a 128Mb device even though I'm not using a Kintex 7?
I'd really like to use the 128Mb Winbond because the pacakge size is the same. Is there anyway to get a 2nd opinion other than the Help file?
11-08-2011 01:23 AM
Yes, this is a bug in impact help. You can use 128 Mbit Winbond flash with spartan-6(using 13.2 or any version which lists the device in impact GUI drop-down menu). The devices listed in GUI should be considered in confusions like this. Thanks for bringing it up. I will file a change request to get this updated in impact help.
11-08-2011 04:30 PM
Great news! Thank you very much for confirming this. I was a bit worried about not being able to use the 128Mb version. So, this really makes my day!!