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AR# 35363

Config - ACE Player - XAPP424, advisory on generating ACE/SVF files.

Description

When generating an intermediateSVF file for XAPP424 that targets a Platform Flash device, make sure the "Load FPGA" option is not checked.

Solution

DuringSVF file generation for programming a Platform Flash PROM fromthe iMPACT GUI,make surethe "Load FPGA" checkbox is NOT checked.

If the "Load FPGA" is checked, this will generate an SVF file that resets the FPGA (pulsing PROG_B) right after the Platform Flash is programmed.When PROG_B is pulsed by the SVF file,this will alsoreset the ACE Player reference design. This will cause any external device / processor monitoring the status of the ACE Player via an FPGA I/O to miss the end of ACE file playback, potentially leading to system level issues.

The work-around will be to generate the SVFfile without "Load FPGA" option.

AR# 35363
Date Created 04/26/2010
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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