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AR# 19939

6.3i IP Update #3 CORE Generator - Release Notes and Known Issues for CORE Generator 6.3i IP Update 3 (IP3_G)


General Description:

This Answer Record contains Release Notes for 6.3i IP Update #3 (also known as IP3_G) and includes the following:

- Software and Tool Requirements

- Installation Instructions

- MXE Simulation Library

The following IPs are included in this IP Update release.

NOTE: For the Release Notes and Known Issues for the individual IPs, refer to the linked Answer Records below:

- Release Notes and Known Issues for GFP v1.1 (Xilinx Answer 19980)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for SPI-4.2 v7.0 (Xilinx Answer 19981)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for Ethernet MAC v5.0 (Xilinx Answer 19878)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for 10 Gig Ethernet MAC v5.0 (Xilinx Answer 19879)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for Ethernet 1000BASE-X PCS/PMA or SGMII v5.0 (Xilinx Answer 19880)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for XAUI v5.0 (Xilinx Answer 19881)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC v1.1 (Xilinx Answer 19882)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for PCI v3.0 and PCI-X v5.0 (Xilinx Answer 20086)


Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 2 to 4)

Windows XP Home (Service Pack 1)/Professional (Service Pack 1)

Sun Solaris 8/9

Red Hat Linux 7.3/8.0

Tool Requirements

To use this IP Update, first make sure that you have installed ISE 6.3i with Service Pack 1 (6.3.01i) or later. ISE 6.3i Service Packs can be found at the Download Center:


Acrobat Reader Requirement

Acrobat Reader Version 5 or later must be installed to view core data sheets. You can download the latest Acrobat software from the following Adobe site:


To search for other available IP cores, see:


If you have comments, questions, or problems, please contact Xilinx Technical and Applications Support at:


Install the IP Update using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Automated Update using the Updates Installer

1. Start the CORE Generator Update Installer (from the CORE Generator Main GUI, select Tools -> Update Installer).

If you are prompted for a proxy host, contact your administrator to determine the proxy host address and port number that you should be using to get through your firewall.

2. Select " 6.3i_IP_Update3" from the list of updates in the Available Packages panel.

3. Click "Add To Install Queue" to add the zip file for the update to the install queue.

If you are prompted to enter a log-in name and password, use the Xilinx log-in and password that you would normally use when downloading IP Updates and software Service Packs.

4. Click "Install All Packages From Queue" to automatically initiate a download of the update.

After the update is downloaded, the Updates Installer displays a dialog box indicating that it is terminating the CORE Generator session and installing the downloaded archive. Another dialog box will inform you when the update installation is complete; you can then restart CORE Generator.

5. To confirm that you have installed the update properly, check the following file:


NOTE: This step assumes that your Xilinx design tools are installed in C:\Xilinx.

Method 2: Manual Installation Method

1. Close the CORE Generator application if it is running.

2. Download the zip file (PC) or "tar.gz" file (UNIX) from the Download Center and save it to a temporary directory:


NOTE: Before you can access this page and the files listed on it, you must be registered for CORE Generator IP Updates access.

For Windows, unzip the ZIP file using WinZip 7.0 SR-1 or later.

For Unix, you can use UnZip to unpack this zip file. Xilinx recommends that you download the tar.gz file and unpack it using the Unix command line "gunzip" and "tar" utilities. WinZip and GNU tar are not recommended for extracting the "tar.gz" archive because of differences in the way they handle files with long path names. See (Xilinx Answer 11162) for more details.

3. Extract the zip file (63i_ip_update_3.zip) or tar.gz (63i_ip_update3.tar.gz) archive to the root directory of your Xilinx design tools installation. Allow your extractor utility to overwrite all existing files and maintain the directory structure pre-defined in the archive.


The Xilinx design tools installation directory is typically located at C:\XILINX if the installation defaults were used. You can verify the location of the Xilinx install by entering the following on the DOS command line:

echo %XILINX%


If you have already installed your Xilinx ISE design tools, the Xilinx installation directory location is the value of the XILINX variable, which is defined by your setup script. After sourcing your Xilinx setup script, enter the following to determine the location of your Xilinx installation:

echo $XILINX

You might need system administrator privileges to install the update.

4. Restart CORE Generator. During start-up, CORE Generator automatically detects that a new IP has been added to your installation. It allows you to specify which IP customizers (cores) will be visible in your currently active CORE Generator project. For your current project, you can select the following:

- Display only the latest versions for "All" cores in the catalog.

- Update the catalog view to add only "New" cores to the display.

- Make a "Custom" selection of cores visible in the CORE Generator catalog display for your current project.

5. Determine whether the installation was successful by verifying that the new cores are visible in the CORE Generator GUI.

MXE Simulation Library

The cores delivered with this IP Update do not require updated XilinxCoreLib libraries; there is no need to download new MXE libraries.
AR# 19939
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 07/28/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article