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AR# 54660

2012.4, 2013.1, 2013.2 Vivado - "ERROR: [Common 17-69] Command failed: This design contains one or more evaluation cores for which bitstream generation is not supported..."

Description

If I use the Video Timing Controller, Test Pattern Generator, RGB2YCrCb Color-Space Converter, or YCrCb2RGB Color-Space Converter cores, an error occurs stating that my design cannot generate a bitstream. When I check the license, it says that one has already been included, but write_bitstream fails with this message:

ERROR: [Common 17-69] Command failed: This design contains one or more evaluation cores for which bitstream generation is not supported.
When executing "write_bitstream -force Top_module.bit"

The following cores are affected by this problem:

  • LogiCORE IP Video Timing Controller (VTC)
  • LogiCORE IP Image Test Pattern Generator (TPG)
  • LogiCORE IP RGB to YCrCb Color-Space Converter (RGB2YCrCb)
  • LogiCORE IP YCrCb to RGB Color-Space Converter (YCrCb2RGB)

Solution

To work around this error, you can use one of the following methods:

  • Users of Vivado Design Suite 2012.4 need to update to Vivado Design Suite 2013.1 or later
  • Users of Vivado Design Suite 2013.1 or 2013.2 can generate a Free License for the cores listed above.
    (NOTE: The LogiCORE Video Timing Controller (VTC) license is needed when using any of the above listed IP.) http://www.xilinx.com/getlicense
  • This issue has been resolved in Vivado Design Suite 2013.3 and later; users no longer need to generate a free license or no longer need a license.

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AR# 54660
Date Created 02/28/2013
Last Updated 10/07/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
Tools
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2012.4
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.1
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.2
IP
  • Test Pattern Generator
  • Video Timing Controller
  • RGB to YCrCb Color Converter
  • YCrCB to RGB Color-space Converter