11-26-2014 03:01 PM
I have ChipscopePro 14.6. The core inserter runs fine as does the waveform viewer. Translate gives the info message:
INFO:NgdBuild:1317 - Using core chipscope_ila_v1 requires a ChipScopePro
license. The following blocks are instances of core chipscope_ila_v1:
It is an info, so normally I would ignore it, but it is followed by Map warnings on every single ILA pin:
WARNING:PhysDesignRules:367 - The signal <U_ila_pro_0/U0/iTRIG_IN<88>> is
incomplete. The signal does not drive any load pins in the design.
This carries on into Bitgen. FPGA editor indicates that there is no ILA in my design. The license file shows that the version limit is 2014.10 and the expiration date is Permanent. My understanding is that I should be able to use chipscope pro, but am unable to download future updates. Is this a licensing issue or is there something else going on?
I am running ISE 14.6 64 bit on Windows 7 pro.
11-26-2014 06:46 PM
11-26-2014 05:00 PM
If you think this is a licensing issue, you should open the Xilinx License manager. You can open it from the ISE GUI under Help, or directly from the Start menu. Usually license expiration issues occur if you have multiple licenses for the same software. This might happen if you ever installed an evaluation license, or just had an older "permanent" license with a version limit that predates ISE 14.6. While the newer license should take over, sometimes the older one gets scanned first and causes ISE to incorrectly use the out of date or expired licence instead of the valid one. The license manager shows where the licenses come from (which license file) and usually removing the old offending file fixes the issue.
11-26-2014 05:48 PM
11-26-2014 06:46 PM
11-26-2014 07:08 PM
I had already done that but just to make sure I did it again after doing a clean of the project. It still issues a large number of warnings, but at least FPGA editor can find the ILA core. Thanks for confirming that my license is valid.