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AR# 15245

5.1i ISE - "FATAL_ERROR: PersonalityModule: baspmpic.c:1290: 1.56 - fill_defaults: cannot find a default speed"


Keywords: PartGen, ISE, WebPACK, base, BaseX, part list, device, Project, Navigator, Eval, Personality, Module, default, speed

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
After I select a new device, Project Navigator reports the following error:

"FATAL_ERROR:PersonalityModule: baspmpic.c:1290: 1.56 - fill_defaults: cannot find a default speed."



Project Navigator erroneously allows the selection of devices that have not been installed or are not supported by the installed software configuration (i.e., ISE WebPACK or ISE BaseX). If you target an unsupported device, the above error message will be reported.

Please refer to the ISE Release Notes and Installation Guide for a list of devices that are supported by the configuration.

This problem has been fixed in the latest 5.1i Service Pack, available at:
The first service pack containing the fix is 5.1i Service Pack 1.


This problem can also occur if you install only CPLD devices (no FPGA families) but install programming files for both CPLDs and FPGAs.

You can work around this problem in two ways:

1. Run the device installation again and install at least one FPGA family.

2. Remove (or rename) the following directories from the $XILINX directory:


Note: Option 2 should only be used if the computer will not be used for programming FPGA devices or creating FPGA programing files.
AR# 15245
Date 02/07/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article