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AR# 21926

Virtex-4 RocketIO - How do I migrate from 7.x Architecture Wizard to 8.1i CORE Generator RocketIO Wizard?

Description

Starting in ISE 8.1i, RocketIO MGT instantiation templates are no longer created with the Architecture Wizard. This functionality has been moved into the CORE Generator RocketIO Wizard.

NOTE: CORE Generator supports only Virtex-4 MGTs. Virtex-II Pro and Pro-X MGTs are still supported by the Architecture Wizard.

Solution

For CORE Generator RocketIO Wizard release details, see (Xilinx Answer 22499).

To migrate existing Architecture Wizard .xaw files to CORE Generator .xco files:

1. If within the ISE Project Navigator environment:

a. Run the conversion tool from the command line, e.g.,

'xaw2xco <xaw_filename>'

b. Remove the .xaw file as a source in the ISE project.

c. Add the new .xco file as a source in the ISE project.

2. If running CORE Generator standalone (not from within Project Navigator):

a. Run the conversion tool from the command line, e.g.,

'xaw2xco <xaw_filename>'

b. Remove the .xaw file from the CORE Generator directory, so it no longer shows up as an IP block in CORE Generator. The new .xco file will automatically show up in the IP list when CORE Generator is invoked in that directory.

AR# 21926
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article