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AR# 17931

6.1 Data2MEM - Why does BitGen fail in XPS with no real error message "Error: bitgen failed"

Description

Keywords: data2bram, BitGen, bitgen, xps, fails

Urgency: Standard

Description:
When running Tools -> Generate Bitstream in XPS, BitGen fails. An example of the message that is received is as follows:

"Started process "Generate Programming File".
Error: bitgen failed
Reason:
Process "Generate Programming File" did not complete.
Done: failed with exit code: 0001."

I'm not sure whether this is an EDK issue.

Solution

1

This problem has been seen to occur when data2bram is run when the "system.bmm" file is empty.

To work around this issue, either add your C source code to the project, or do not run up Tools -> Update Bitstream unitl you have added C code to the project.

2

This may also happen if the project does not have any BRAM added as a peripheral. If there is no BRAM, this will also result in an empty ".bmm" file.
AR# 17931
Date Created 09/04/2003
Last Updated 04/28/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article