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AR# 15992

3.1 EDK - Is it possible to install the EDK tools on a machine without installing the ISE 5.1i software?


Keywords: EDK, install, ISE

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
I am a software/firmware engineer, and the ISE 5.1i Software is not installed on my system. I am interested only in developing software applications for the Virtex-II Pro PowerPC or MicroBlaze. Is it possible to install the EDK tools without the ISE 5.1i software?


The EDK tools cannot be used without the ISE 5.1i software. EDK 3.1 needs XST and the back-end tools in order to run hardware platform development, and the iMPACT DLLs are needed to run XMD for debugging.

We recommend the use of the following installation options:

- Use the full XILINX back-end tools when EDK is used to generate hardware.
- Only iMPACT is required for software application development.
AR# 15992
Date Created 10/24/2002
Last Updated 04/28/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article