03-21-2013 08:18 AM
Hello, I am a student trying to setup a xilinx workspace. Essentially I am working with
1. ISE 14.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 Linux (Status : System edition Installed and running)
2. ML507 kit (Startup demo programs have been run by inserting the CF card and powering the board on)
3. A LogiCore Pcie blk plus (Status: License purchased and activated)
I can use 'xst' and 'ngdbuild' succesfully, but the toolchain stops at the 'map' step. It gives an error
ERROR:Security:12 - No 'xc5vfx70t' feature version 2012.10 was available (-15),
I think this means that the tool chain has not found the ml507 board as part of its license. If I am correct in this assumption, I have two questions :
1. Where exactly does the xilinx tool decide that it will support bitstream generation for a particular kit ? Is this controlled by the ISE suite ?
2. How can I get this particular license ? I have been to the Product licensing page but I see no signs for any kits
I have read the new user's directives by Bob Elkind and I have spent the last three days on google and these forums, but I dont have a solution.
03-21-2013 08:36 AM
You must have some license to get as far as you have. If you're using a Webpack
license, then it probably doesn't support the larger members of the Virtex 5 family
(I seem to remember that the XC5VLX50[T] was the largest size supported by WebPack).
If your kit was delivered with a device-locked license, you should have received something
that allows you to register and receive a full Logic or Embedded edition license that
only works for the particular device on your board (plus any WebPack parts for the
Logic side of it).
I'm running Windows, so I'm not sure if there is a license manager delivered with
the Xilinx tools for Linux. On Windows it shows up in the start menu as
"Manage Xilinx Licenses" pointing to:
so you might want to see if you have a similar executable in your distribution that
could help in debugging the license issue.
03-21-2013 09:20 AM
03-21-2013 09:29 AM
As a student,
Your professor has all the licenses through the Xilinx University program (XUP).
You should not need to ask anyone other than they.
03-21-2013 09:46 AM
The board I am working on is not from the university but in a company I am doing my thesis in. And it is my duty as an intern here to fix my computer problems :)
As far as I know the company has a full fledged system edition license of ISE, but since this suggestion has come up, how can I check if the license I am trying is actually a Webpack ? Is there some info on the xinfo.txt ? I have seen this suggestion made by mod anatoli in this open thread