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AR# 31652

10.1 ISE - Project Navigator silently changes the project device when project is opened

Description


When opening an ISE Project, if the current version or installation of ISE does not support the project target device, I find that Project Navigator silently changes to a device that is available.



For example, if you had a Virtex-5 FXT device in 10.1.02 and you tried to open this project in 10.1, the Virtex-5 FXT device will change to another device since the FXT support was added in the service packs after the release of 10.1. There are no errors, warnings, or signs that indicate the device is being changed.

Solution


This problem has been fixed in the latest 10.1 Service Pack available at:

http://www.xilinx.com/support/download/


The first service pack containing the fix is 10.1 Service Pack 3.



The fix will post a dialog that reports when the family, device, package, or speed grade is invalid in the current installation. It will also allow you to continue or to cancel opening the project. In xtclsh, the fix will send a message to the output and open the project.
AR# 31652
Date Created 09/12/2008
Last Updated 07/26/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article