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AR# 14307

*Obsolete* 4.1isp3 iMPACT - "ERROR:iMPACT:8 - Error of type 'Improper Entity' encountered while parsing BSDL file"


Keywords: iMPACT, BSDL, parsing, Spartan, check, source, file

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
When I try to assign a BSDL file to a device in a JTAG chain, iMPACT reports the following error:

"ERROR:iMPACT:8 - Error of type 'Improper Entity declaration' encountered while parsing BSDL file."
"ERROR:iMPACT:8 - Error of type 'Check if source file is BSDL' encountered while parsing BSDL file."


These errors will be reported when the BSDL file to which the software refers does not contain any information.

Browse within the Xilinx install directory to the device folder (i.e., C:\Xilinx\spartan), and locate the device-specific BSDL file (i.e., C:\Xilinx\spartan\data\xcs05_pc84.bsd).

Verify that the BSDL file size does not report "0KB". If the file size indicates that the BSDL file is empty, download the latest package-specific BSDL files from:
AR# 14307
Date Created 03/25/2002
Last Updated 09/26/2005
Status Archive
Type General Article