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AR# 15956

5.1i iMPACT, System ACE CF - When I attempt to program a JTAG chain containing a Virtex-II/Pro device, configuration fails (svf2ace)

Description


General Description:

I cannot use the System ACE CF controller to program Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro devices with ".ace" files generated by the following versions of iMPACT:

- 5.1i

- 5.1i/Service Pack 1

- 5.1i/Service Pack 2

- 5.1i/Service Pack 3



Programming the JTAG chain via the TSTJTAG port (bypassing the System ACE CF device) using any 5.1i version of iMPACT is successful.

Solution


5.1i iMPACT with Service Pack 3 is generating faulty .ace files due to an SVF file generation problem for Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro devices (iMPACT automatically generates the .ace file from the .svf file using the svf2ace translator).



A patch is available on the Xilinx FTP site to correct this problem. This patch should only be used with 5.1i/Service Pack 3. Please view the archived README file for installation instructions:

http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/ise5_updates/161822_51isp3.zip


The System ACE CF file generation problem is fixed in 5.2i iMPACT, which will be available in late February, 2003.

http://www.support.xilinx.com/support/software/install_info.htm
AR# 15956
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 06/22/2011
Status Archive
Type General Article