11-15-2016 07:56 AM
I am new to VHDL so someone at work gave me an old SP305 Dev board to practice with.
I was able to find schematics, the user guide, and a handful of bit files.
Does anyone have any further information to accompany this board?
Ideally some tutorials or example code to get me up and running.
Any help is appreciated.
Running Vivado 16.1
11-15-2016 07:59 AM
That board is not supported by Vivado. You will need to run ISE 14.7. Look at how to do that on a virtual Linux machine (as ISE is not supported on newer Windows OS machines).
11-15-2016 10:25 AM
I see that the Sp305 does not show up with the other boards like the zync, but if i open a new project and do a hardware scan, it finds and identifies the Spartan1500 chip.
I was hoping between that and the xbd file I found, that i could use vivado. I guess that is not the case.
11-16-2016 05:55 AM
Previous forum post answer given by Austin is correct. SP305 board has Spartan-3 device. Entire Spartan-3 series FPGA devices are not supported in Vivado tools for project implementations. You need to use ISE 14.7 tools.
Every FPGA has Device IDCODE. Through JTAG chain it may identify the device as per IEEE standard. But In Vivado tools project creation, compilation kind of design activities do not supported for Spartan-3 device family FPGA's.
11-16-2016 07:06 AM
Well, thank you. I appreciate the heads up about Vivado.
My company has a very basic Spartan 3E based board they developed. Not as ideal to learn on as a development board would be. but I suppose I could use that to learn with.
Is the Spartan 3E supporded in Vivado?
11-16-2016 07:11 AM - edited 11-16-2016 07:17 AM
Vivado tools do not support older device families like Spartan-3 series, Spartan-6 series etc. Vivado tools support started latest version FPGA device families from 7-series FPGA's (Including Zynq series , Ultrascale series, Ultrascale + series etc). Please refer that particular of Vivado tools version release notes to know supported devices list.