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AR# 984

Foundation: VHDL entry option is not selectable

Description


VHDL is not a selectable option (grayed out) when starting

the HDL Editor or creating a symbol with the New Symbol

Wizard.



This is a licensing issue. The known causes are:



1) VHDL feature was not purchased.

2) Starting the Foundation Project Manager without a Xilinx

security key connected to the parallel port of the PC.

3) Incorrectly programmed or unprogrammed Xilinx security

key.

Solution


You will need to quit and restart the Foundation Project

Manager with a correctly programmed security key on your PC's

parallel port.



You can check your key's programming from within the

Foundation Project Manager by selecting Applications ->

Keylock Utility. Both the Foundation and X-VHDL features

must be enabled.
AR# 984
Date Created 08/31/2007
Last Updated 07/09/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article