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AR# 12993

MAP 3.1i/4.1i - "FATAL_ERROR:MapHelpers: mhcarea.c:153: 1.4.28.1 - Exceeded PC_AG_IMP range limit..."

Description

Keywords: MAP, fatal, error, MapHelpers, mhcarea, PC_AG_IMP, errors, range limit

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
MAP fails with the following error:

"FATAL_ERROR:MapHelpers:mhcarea.c:153:1.4.28.1 - Exceeded PC_AG_IMP range limit.
Process will terminate. To resolve this error, please consult the Answers Database and other online resources at http://support.xilinx.com"

Solution

This error occurs because multiple RANGE attributes are accidently being applied to a single AREA GROUP because of a naming conflict.

For example:

INST "INST_NAME1"..................................AREA_GROUP = "GROUP_NAME";
AREA_GROUP "GROUP_NAME"...............RANGE = CLB_R1C60:CLB_R7C72;


INST "INST_NAME2"..................................AREA_GROUP = "GROUP_NAME";
AREA_GROUP "GROUP_NAME"...............RANGE = CLB_R8C60:CLB_R48C72;

We are investigating this error with regards to improving the error handling of range constraint processing.

Meanwhile, avoid the problem can by ensuring that each AREA GROUP only has a single RANGE attribute applied to it.
AR# 12993
Date Created 10/23/2001
Last Updated 08/19/2002
Status Archive
Type General Article