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AR# 35448

12.x iMPACT - Known Issues

Description

The ISE Design Suite 12.x Release Notes and Licensing Guide found on xilinx.com contains installation instructions, system requirements, and other general information related to the iMPACT tools. This Known Issues Answer Record is a supplement to the release notes documentation and contains links to information on known issues in the iMPACT tools, and information on when they are to be resolved.

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

Solution

12.1 Known Issues:
(Xilinx Answer 35345) 11.5/12.1 iMPACT - Missing option for ''Add non-configuration data files'' in Spartan-6 FPGA MultiBoot PROM file generation
(Xilinx Answer 32658) 11.x/12.x iMPACT - Virtex-5 FPGA Parallel Daisy chain files do not configure slave devices
(Xilinx Answer 35343) 11.x/12.1 iMPACT - Crash occurs during Indirect Programming when using .ipf file
(Xilinx Answer 34989) 11.4 / 12.1 iMPACT - Spartan-3E FPGA SVF file generation for indirect SPI programming is failing
(Xilinx Answer 35451) iMPACT 12.x - Removing Numonyx J3 (Rev D, F) indirect programming support for Virtex-6 FPGA in ISE software 12.2
(Xilinx Answer 35455) 12.1 iMPACT - Virtex-6 FPGA Indirect SPI programming is disabled in SVF mode
(Xilinx Answer 35834)11.x/12.x iMPACT - Advanced cable setup only finds one cable
(Xilinx Answer 35943) 12.1/11.x - SVF - Erase fails on 28F128P30 BPI flash
(Xilinx Answer 37348) 12.x iMPACT - PROM File Formatter - When I generate an MCS including a .mem or .elf file my system does not boot or the data is not distributed as expected in the flash
(Xilinx Answer 38077) Virtex-6 - What causes a "Bad Packet Error" in the Status Register?
(Xilinx Answer 37834) 12.x iMPACT - When an Encrypted file is loaded in a Platform Flash XL, you cannot load a core file or program the FPGA via JTAG

12.4 Resolved Issues
(Xilinx Answer 37416) iMPACT 12.x, Spartan-3AN - Verifying device...ERROR:iMPACT - writeLength is not equal to readLength

(Xilinx Answer 39566) 12.1/12.2/12.3 iMPACT - Virtex-6 - Stand alone Read Status Register returns all 0


12.2 Resolved Issues
(Xilinx Answer 33061) 11.2 iMPACT - The Flash/PROM is no longer selectable after PROM File Formatter is relaunched
(Xilinx Answer 32527) 11.1 ISE - Are Asian characters allowed in the directory path for Project Navigator projects?
(Xilinx Answer 33039) 11.2 iMPACT - "ERROR:Bitstream:32 - <hex number> bytes loaded up from <hex number> overlaps load at 0x0"
(Xilinx Answer 33942) 11.x iMPACT - When I add a Winbond SPI Flash for Indirect programming, I am prompted for a Data Width. Does Virtex-6 FPGA support x2 or x4 SPI?
(Xilinx Answer 35014) 11.x iMPACT, Spartan-3AN - After programming the flash, I cannot assign a bit file to the device
(Xilinx Answer 35343) 11.x/12.1 iMPACT - Crash occurs during Indirect Programming when using .ipf file
(Xilinx Answer 35345) 11.5/12.1 iMPACT - Missing option for ''Add non-configuration data files'' in Spartan-6 MultiBoot PROM file generation
(Xilinx Answer 32658) 11.x/12.x iMPACT, Virtex-5 - Parallel Daisy chain files do not configure slave devices
(Xilinx Answer 35804) 12.1 iMPACT - Why does ICAP not work after JTAG configuration?

12.2 Known Issues
(Xilinx Answer 36309) 12.1/12.2 iMPACT - "Execute XSVF/SVF" operation is not available
(Xilinx Answer 36311) 12.1 iMPACT - ERROR:iMPACT - The assigned file exceeds the capacity of the largest flash device supported for indirect flash programming using iMPACT.
(Xilinx Answer 36411) 11.x and 12.1 - PROMGen - What is the serial switch for the -bpi_dc option and what devices support it?
(Xilinx Answer 36598) 12.x iMPACT - Spartan-3AN "ERROR:Bitstream:24 - Load address 0x????? is above the maximum load address of 0x????"
(Xilinx Answer 36599) 12.x iMPACT - How do I generate a PROM file to target a Bottom Boot BPI flash? CanI program a Bottom Boot Flash?
(Xilinx Answer 37348) 12.x iMPACT - PROM File Formatter - When I generate an MCS including a .mem or .elf file my system does not boot or the data is not distributed as expected in the flash
(Xilinx Answer 38077) Virtex-6 - What causes a "Bad Packet Error" in the Status Register?
(Xilinx Answer 37834) 12.x iMPACT - When an Encrypted file is loaded in a Platform Flash XL, you cannot load a core file or program the FPGA via JTAG


12.3 resolved Issues
(Xilinx Answer 36311) 12.1 iMPACT - ERROR:iMPACT - The assigned file exceeds the capacity of the largest flash device supported for indirect flash programming using iMPACT.
(Xilinx Answer 38077) Virtex-6 - What causes a "Bad Packet Error" in the Status Register?

12.3 Known Issues
(Xilinx Answer 37348) 12.x iMPACT - PROM File Formatter - When I generate an MCS including a .mem or .elf file my system does not boot or the data is not distributed as expected in the flash
(Xilinx Answer 37416) iMPACT 12.x, Spartan-3AN - Verifying device...ERROR:iMPACT - writeLength is not equal to readLength
(Xilinx Answer 38341) 12.x iMPACT - iMPACT crashes after reloading a .ipf file that was saved with digilent plugin details
(Xilinx Answer 36309) 12.1/12.2 iMPACT - "Execute XSVF/SVF" operation is not available
(Xilinx Answer 36598) 12.x iMPACT - Spartan-3AN "ERROR:Bitstream:24 - Load address 0x????? is above the maximum load address of 0x????"
(Xilinx Answer 36599) 12.x iMPACT - How do I generate a PROM file to target a Bottom Boot BPI flash? Can I program a Bottom Boot Flash?
(Xilinx Answer 37348) 12.x iMPACT - PROM File Formatter - When I generate an MCS including a .mem or .elf file my system does not boot or the data is not distributed as expected in the flash
(Xilinx Answer 37834) 12.x iMPACT - When an Encrypted file is loaded in a Platform Flash XL, you cannot load a core file or program the FPGA via JTAG

12.4 Known Issues
(Xilinx Answer 39543) 12.x iMPACT - "Verify Succeeded" is reported even the CPLD is blank
(Xilinx Answer 37834) 12.x iMPACT - When an encrypted file is loaded in a Platform Flash XL, you cannot load a core file or program the FPGA via JTAG OR JTAG configuration fails when data is loaded in a PROM
(Xilinx Answer 37833) iMPACT, CoolRunner II - Why is it no longer possible to select "on the fly" (otf) program?
(Xilinx Answer 38341) 12.x iMPACT - iMPACT crashes after reloading a .ipf file that was saved with digilent plugin details
(Xilinx Answer 37348) 12.x iMPACT - PROM File Formatter - When I generate an MCS including a .mem or .elf file my system does not boot or the data is not distributed as expected in the flash
(Xilinx Answer 36598) 12.x iMPACT - Spartan-3AN "ERROR:Bitstream:24 - Load address 0x????? is above the maximum load address of 0x?????"
(Xilinx Answer 39546) 12.x iMPACT - Spartan-3E - When creating Multiboot PROM file targeting a Spartan-3E I see "A Xilinx Application has encountered an unexpected error"

Linked Answer Records

Master Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
34466 ISE Design Suite 12 - Known Issues N/A N/A

Child Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
39566 12.1/12.2/12.3 iMPACT - Virtex-6 - Stand alone Read Status Register returns all 0 N/A N/A
39543 12.x/13.1 iMPACT - "Verify Succeeded" is reported even the CPLD is blank N/A N/A
38341 12.x iMPACT - iMPACT crashes after reloading a .ipf file that was saved with digilent plugin details N/A N/A
37416 iMPACT 12.x, Spartan-3AN - Verifying device...ERROR:iMPACT - writeLength is not equal to readLength N/A N/A
37348 12.x/13.1 iMPACT - PROM File Formatter - When I generate an MCS including a .mem or .elf file my system does not boot or the data is not distributed as expected in the flash N/A N/A
36599 12.x iMPACT - How do I generate a PROM file to target a Bottom Boot BPI flash? Can I program a Bottom Boot Flash? N/A N/A
36598 12.x iMPACT - Spartan-3AN "ERROR:Bitstream:24 - Load address 0x????? is above the maximum load address of 0x?????" N/A N/A
35943 12.1/11.x - SVF - Erase fails on 28F128P30 BPI flash N/A N/A
35834 11.x/12.x iMPACT - Advanced cable setup only finds one cable N/A N/A
35455 12.1 iMPACT - Virtex-6 FPGA indirect SPI programming is disabled in SVF mode N/A N/A
35451 iMPACT 12.x - Removing Numonyx J3 (Rev D, F) indirect programming support for Virtex-6 in 12.2 N/A N/A
35345 11.5/12.1 - iMPACT - Missing option for ''Add non-configuration data files'' in Spartan-6 MultiBoot PROM file generation N/A N/A
35343 11.x/12.1 - iMPACT - Crash occurs during Indirect Programming when using .ipf file N/A N/A
32658 11.x/12.x iMPACT - Virtex-5 - Parallel Daisy chain files do not configure slave devices. N/A N/A

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
34104 Configuration Design Assistant N/A N/A
AR# 35448
Date Created 04/28/2010
Last Updated 05/22/2012
Status Active
Type Known Issues
Devices
  • 9500XV
  • CoolRunner-II
  • Platform Flash
  • Spartan-3
  • Spartan-3A
  • Spartan-3AN
  • Spartan-3E
  • Spartan-6 LXT
  • Spartan-II
  • Spartan-IIE
  • System ACE
  • Virtex
  • Virtex-4 FX
  • Virtex-4 LX
  • Virtex-4 SX
  • Virtex-5 FXT
  • Virtex-5 LX
  • Virtex-5 LXT
  • Virtex-5 SXT
  • Virtex-5 TXT
  • Virtex-6 CXT
  • Virtex-6 HXT
  • Virtex-6 LX
  • Virtex-6 LXT
  • Virtex-6 SXT
  • Virtex-II Pro
  • Virtex-II Pro X
  • Less
Tools
  • ISE Design Suite - 12.1
Boards & Kits
  • MultiPRO Desktop Tool
  • Platform Cable USB
  • Platform Cable USB-II