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AR# 21709

Spartan-3E, Configuration - "ERROR:IMPACT:1111 - Can't locate BSDL file xc3s500e.bsd"


When a XC3S500E is in the JTAG chain, the following error occurs when I try to initialize the chain, assign a bit file, or generate an SVF in iMPACT:

"ERROR:IMPACT:1111 - Can't locate bsdl file xc3s500e.bsd"


This problem is fixed in 7.1i Service Pack 3:



1. Simply adding the BSDL file in 7.1i SP2 does not work since iMPACT does not have the proper .acd file support.

2. The -g es<> BitGen option does not need to be set when generating bitstreams from XC3S500E parts in 7.1i SP3. For more information, please see (Xilinx Answer 21023)

AR# 21709
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article