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AR# 32657 iMPACT - ISE Design Suite 11 Standalone Programming Tools (iMPACT) Updates README

This README Answer Record contains installation instructions and a list of the issues that are fixed in the Standalone Programming Tools 11 Updates.

For more iMPACT Release Notes and other Configuration Related Articles, see (Xilinx Answer 34104).

The destination directory specified during the setup operation must contain an existing Xilinx ISE design tools installation. Any new device support not previously installed should first be installed before adding the Update.

Latest update installation instructions for Windows Users:

  1. Download "Xilinx_11.x_pgmtools_win(64).exe" from:
    http://license.xilinx.com/getLicense?group=esd_oms&tab=DownloadUpdates
  2. Launch Xilinx Update by double-clicking on the downloaded executable.
  3. Select the location of ISE Design Suite Programming Tools as your destination directory (that is, C:\Xilinx\11.1\ProgrammingTools).

Latest update installation instructions for Linux Users:

  1. Download "Xilinx_11.x_pgmtools_lin(64).zip" from:
    http://license.xilinx.com/getLicense?group=esd_oms&tab=DownloadUpdates
  2. Unzip the archive. For more information about tar files, see (Xilinx Answer 32818).
  3. Open the unzipped archive and run "xsetup" by typing ./xsetup to a terminal.
  4. Select the location of ISE Design Suite Programming Tools as your destination directory (that is, /opt/Xilinx/11.1/ProgrammingTools).

NOTE: Web XilinxUpdate can also be used to download and install ISE design tools Updates by typing xilinxupdate into a terminal/command prompt or through ISE -> Help -> XilinxUpdate.

Known Issues in 11.2

(Xilinx Answer 32724) 11.2 iMPACT - iMPACT crashes when I attempt to program a compressed non-encrypted bitstream after programming AES E-Fuse Registers

(Xilinx Answer 32099) 11.1/11.2 ISE - ISE no longer works after I install the Programming Tools

(Xilinx Answer 32831) 11.2 iMPACT - iMPACT reports wrong device position number when checksum operation is performed on attached BPI flash

(Xilinx Answer 32448) 11.1/11.2 iMPACT - One Step SVF does not work on attached devices

(Xilinx Answer 32606) 11.1/11.2 iMPACT - An error occurs when I attempt to generate an XSVF file for targeting a Spartan-3AN device

(Xilinx Answer 31931) Platform Cable USB, 10.1 iMPACT - While iMPACT is updating Cable Firmware, I see multiple "write cmdbuffer failed 20000015." messages

(Xilinx Answer 32781) 11.2 iMPACT - Efuse programming is disabled on Linux

(Xilinx Answer 32779) 11.2 iMPACT - Indirect BPI programming available for Spartan-6 XC6SLX45T and XC5SLX16

(Xilinx Answer 32852) 11.1/11.2 iMPACT, ChipScope, XMD - If I leave the Platform Cable USB open for a long period, I see a memory leak

(Xilinx Answer 32853) 11.2 iMPACT - When I use the "Verify" option on a Spartan-6 device, DONE does not go High

(Xilinx Answer 32854) 11.2 iMPACT - In SVF mode programming of the Quad Enable bit for Spartan-6 is disabled

(Xilinx Answer 32827) 11.2 iMPACT - Virtex-6 Indirect BPI Programming support

(Xilinx Answer 32906) 11.2 iMPACT - Non-Xilinx devices in JTAG chain result in "INFO:iMPACT:477 - The bsdl for device 'unknown' is out of date. Please check your installation."

(Xilinx Answer 32802) 11.2 XilinxUpdate - Updating ChipScope 64-bit with 32-bit ChipScope Service Pack

(Xilinx Answer 32938) 11.1/11.2 iMPACT - When using indirect BPI programming on a Virtex-5 I see "INFO:iMPACT - Failed to initialize MDM interface"

Resolved Issues in 11.2

(Xilinx Answer 32446) 11.1 iMPACT - "ERROR:Bitstream:32 - 0xXXXX bytes loaded up from 0xXXXXXX overlaps load at 0xXXXXXX"

(Xilinx Answer 32443) 11.1 iMPACT - Inconsistencies between Operations Menu and "Right Click" menu

(Xilinx Answer 32454) 11.1 iMPACT - Auto Select PROM Size does not work for SPI PROMs

(Xilinx Answer 32448) 11.1 iMPACT - One Step SVF does not work on attached devices

(Xilinx Answer 32732) 11.2 iMPACT, PROM File Formatter - BPI Down direction has been removed from the GUI

(Xilinx Answer 32450) 11.1 iMPACT - 1532 flow with .isc files is not available for Spartan-3AN FPGA

(Xilinx Answer 32447) 11.1 iMPACT - One Step SVF/XSVF file generation cannot be used for multiple target devices

(Xilinx Answer 32808) 11.2 iMPACT - Can I program the Virtex-6 FPGA eFUSE bits using iMPACT?

Known Issues in 11.3

(Xilinx Answer 33337) 11.2 iMPACT - Virtex-6L FPGA - _impact4 - "A Xilinx Application has encountered an unexpected error"

(Xilinx Answer 33295) iMPACT - Spartan-3AN FPGA - "ERROR:iMPACT:999 - Selected device(s) does not fit into the current Prom device(s)."

(Xilinx Answer 32906) 11.2 iMPACT - Non-Xilinx devices in JTAG chain result in "INFO:iMPACT:477 - The bsdl for device "unknown" is out of date. Please check your installation."

(Xilinx Answer 31931) Platform Cable USB 10.1, 11.x iMPACT - While iMPACT is updating Cable Firmware, I see multiple "write cmdbuffer failed 20000015." messages

(Xilinx Answer 33061) 11.2 iMPACT - The Flash/PROM is no longer selectable after PROM File Formatter is relaunched

(Xilinx Answer 31980) 10.1, 11.1, 11.2 iMPACT/PROMGen - How do I generate PROM files for Parallel Daisy Chains?

(Xilinx Answer 32448) 11.1, 11.2 iMPACT - One Step SVF does not work on attached devices

(Xilinx Answer 32451) 11.1 iMPACT - Spartan-3E FPGA indirect SPI programming is disabled for SVF mode

(Xilinx Answer 33039) 11.2 iMPACT - "ERROR:Bitstream:32 - <hex number> bytes loaded up from <hex number> overlaps load at 0x0""

(Xilinx Answer 33296) iMPACT - "ERROR:iMPACT - The assigned file exceeds the capacity of the largest flash device supported for indirect flash programming using iMPACT

(Xilinx Answer 32527) 11.1 ISE - Are Asian characters allowed in the directory path for Project Navigator projects?

(Xilinx Answer 33585) 11.3 iMPACT - Indirect Programming SPI/BPI - 0: Programming terminated. DONE did not go High.

(Xilinx Answer 33796) 11.3, 11.4 iMPACT - PROM File Formatter does not accept Spartan-6 Automotive FPGA bit files

Resolved Issues in 11.3

(Xilinx Answer 31628) 10.1 iMPACT - When I create an SVF a .isc file to program a CoolRunner-II device, I receive "ERROR:iMPACT - Failed ScanDR: TDO does not match Expected TDO" when I play it

(Xilinx Answer 32451) 11.1 iMPACT - Spartan-3E FPGA indirect SPI programming is disabled for SVF mode

(Xilinx Answer 32606) 11.1, 11.2 iMPACT - An error occurs when I attempt to generate an XSVF file for targeting a Spartan-3AN device

(Xilinx Answer 32779) 11.2 iMPACT - Indirect BPI programming available for Spartan-6 XC6SLX45T and XC6SLX16

(Xilinx Answer 32724) 11.2 iMPACT - iMPACT crashes when I attempt to program a compressed non-encrypted bitstream after programming AES E-Fuse Registers

(Xilinx Answer 32831) 11.2 iMPACT - iMPACT reports wrong device position number when checksum operation is performed on attached BPI flash

(Xilinx Answer 32852) 11.1, 11.2 iMPACT, ChipScope, XMD - If I leave the Platform Cable USB open for a long period, I see a memory leak

(Xilinx Answer 32853) 11.2 iMPACT - When I use the "Verify" option on a Spartan-6 device, DONE does not go High

(Xilinx Answer 32854) 11.2 iMPACT - In SVF mode, programming of the Quad Enable bit for Spartan-6 is disabled

(Xilinx Answer 32938) 10.1/11.1/11.2 iMPACT - When using indirect BPI programming on a Virtex-5 I see "INFO:iMPACT - Failed to initialize MDM interface"

(Xilinx Answer 33287) 11.2 iMPACT - Some options are not available in Platform Flash programming properties; verify is not available in FPGA programming properties

11.4 Known Issues

(Xilinx Answer 33295) iMPACT - Spartan-3AN FPGA - ERROR:iMPACT:999 - Selected device(s) does not fit into the current Prom device(s).

(Xilinx Answer 32906) 11.2 iMPACT - Non-Xilinx devices in JTAG chain result in "INFO:iMPACT:477 - The bsdl for device 'unknown' is out of date. Please check your installation."

(Xilinx Answer 31931) Platform Cable USB 10.1, 11.x iMPACT - While iMPACT is updating Cable Firmware, I see multiple "write cmdbuffer failed 20000015." messages

(Xilinx Answer 33061) 11.2 iMPACT - The Flash/PROM is no longer selectable after PROM File Formatter is relaunched

(Xilinx Answer 31980) 10.1, 11.1, 11.2 iMPACT/PROMGen - How do I generate PROM files for Parallel Daisy Chains?

(Xilinx Answer 32827) 11.2 iMPACT - Virtex-6 FPGA Indirect BPI Programming support

(Xilinx Answer 32448) 11.1, 11.2 iMPACT - One Step SVF does not work on attached devices

(Xilinx Answer 33039) 11.2 iMPACT - "ERROR:Bitstream:32 - <hex number> bytes loaded up from <hex number> overlaps load at 0x0"

(Xilinx Answer 33296) iMPACT - ERROR:iMPACT - The assigned file exceeds the capacity of the largest flash device supported for indirect flash programming using iMPACT

(Xilinx Answer 32527) 11.1 ISE - Are Asian characters allowed in the directory path for Project Navigator projects?

11.4 Resolved Issues

(Xilinx Answer 33337) 11.2 iMPACT - _impact4 - "A Xilinx Application has encountered an unexpected error"

(Xilinx Answer 33585) 11.3 iMPACT - "Indirect Programming SPI/BPI - '0': Programming terminated. DONE did not go high."

(Xilinx Answer 33623) 11.x iMPACT - "INFO:iMPACT:650 - syntax error at line 10 token"; "EXCEPTION:iMPACT:CifYacc.c:336:1.22.6.1 - Data mismatch"

(Xilinx Answer 32827) 11.2 iMPACT - Virtex-6 FPGA Indirect BPI Programming support

(Xilinx Answer 33778) 11.3, 11.4 iMPACT - PROM File Formatter does not accept Spartan-6 Automotive FPGA bit files

AR# 32657
Date Created 06/09/2009
Last Updated 02/05/2010
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