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AR# 33225

Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit - Known Issues and Release Notes Master Answer Record


This answer record lists all known issues with the SP601 Spartan-6 FPGA Evaluation Kit.


To begin debugging a suspected hardware issue on the SP601, please see (Xilinx Answer 44022) Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit - Board Debug Checklist.
To see the Design Advisories associated with the SP601, please see (Xilinx Answer 43769) Design Advisory Master Answer Record for Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit.
The SP601 Board Debug Checklist and SP601 Design Advisory Master Answer Record form part of (Xilinx Answer 43745) Xilinx Boards and Kits Solution Center - available to address all questions related to Xilinx Boards and Kits.

Board/Kit Related Issues
(Xilinx Answer 33229)  SP601 - Problems running Base Reference Design on Windows Vista
(Xilinx Answer 33319)  SP601 - HyperTerminal does not automatically detect USB UART Bridge
(Xilinx Answer 33569)  Development Boards - Where can I find the USB UART driver?
(Xilinx Answer 37579)  What device do I have on my board? Is it an Engineering Sample or Production silicon?
(Xilinx Answer 39210)  Boards - Directory structure of CF card changed
(Xilinx Answer 40350)  Development Boards - Do 6 Series Evaluation Kits from Xilinx support eFuse?
(Xilinx Answer 40705)  Development Boards - BRD GUI on Windows 7
(Xilinx Answer 52472) - 14.x - 6 Series Boards and Kits - Are TRDs and Example Designs available for 14.x?

Documentation Related Issues
(Xilinx Answer 33220)  SP601 Rev C - Schematic shows reference to sa16cs324. What is this block?
(Xilinx Answer 33221)  SP601 - Schematics point to XC6SLX16 I/O net names that differ from Packaging and Pinout Specifications and package files
(Xilinx Answer 43918)  Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit - Is the Spartan-6 on the board in a CS324 or CSG324 package?

11.5 Software Information
Software version 11.5 includes important updates and supports production devices for the Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 device families. However, several work-arounds might be required for Virtex-6 and some Spartan-6 FPGA customers using ISE 11.5 software. Please review (Xilinx Answer 32147) before you upgrade to ISE 11.5 software. These work-arounds are addressed in ISE 12.1 software, released in May 2010.

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
43750 Xilinx Boards and Kits Solution Center - Top Issues N/A N/A

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Associated Answer Records

AR# 33225
Date Created 07/30/2009
Last Updated 06/12/2013
Status Active
Type Known Issues
Boards & Kits
  • Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit