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AR# 30612

9.2i - iMPACT - Shows warning message while generating the SPI PROM file for Automotive Spartan-3E devices

Description

When I tried to generate the SPI PROM file, i.e. TEK, EXO, MCS & BIN, with the IMPACT "PROM file Formatter" wizard for Spartan-3E automotive device, the software shows a warning message and it does not generate the specified PROM file. 

 

The warning message shown in IMPACT software is: 

 

For the MCS format:  

"Warning message: The Specified file is not a Spartan-3E/3A/3AN or Virtex-5 file. Please re-select a file." 

 

For the TEK format:  

"Warning message: The Specified file is not a Spartan-3E/3A/3AN or Virtex-5 file. Please re-select a file." 

 

For the EXO format:  

"Warning message: The Specified file is not a Spartan-3E/3A/3AN or Virtex-5 file. Please re-select a file." 

 

For the UFP(C) format: 

"Warning message: The Specified file is not a Spartan-3E/3A/3AN or Virtex-5 file. Please re-select a file."

Solution

There are two workarounds for this problem in ISE9.2.04i software: 

1. Use the "Auto Select PROM Density" while specifying the SPI PROM density. 

2. Use the PROMGen command: PROMGen -w -p mcs -c FF -o Output_file_name -u 0 Design_input.bit -s 65536 -spi 

 

This Problem has been fixed in IMPACT 10.1i software.

AR# 30612
Date Created 06/03/2008
Last Updated 05/22/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article