AR# 10336


5.2i CORE Generator, F_IP2 - Readme file for IP Update 2 for 5.2i on UNIX and PC platforms


Keywords: update, IP, Solaris, PC, HP-UX, install, COREGen, Xilinx, ISE

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
This Answer Record contains information on the 5.2i IP Update 2 Readme file.


Tool Requirements:

Before you install the IP provided in this update, the 5.2i Xilinx ISE software must be installed on your machine. Installing this version of the ISE software gives you access to the correct version of the CORE Generator application.

For information on the latest available CORE Generator IP updates, please see the Xilinx Software Updates page and follow the instructions for downloading and installing these updates manually:

NOTE: The Updates Installer has been disabled for the remainder of the 5.x release. Please use the manual update method outlined below.

NOTE: You must install ISE 5.2i software prior to installing 5.2i IP Update #2. This release includes the Updates Installer, which automatically locates the required update file archive and displays it in the selection window. It is not necessary to perform a separate download of the update file archive using this method.

Manual Installation Method

1. Close the CORE Generator application if it is running.

2. Download the zip file (PC) or tar.gz file (UNIX) from the following location and save it to a temporary directory:
For Windows, unpack the zip file using WinZip 7.0 SR-1 or later.

For UNIX, you can use some versions of UnZip to unpack this zip file, but certain known issues exist, as described in (Xilinx Answer 7711). Xilinx recommends that you download the "tar.gz" file and unpack it using the UNIX command line utilities "gunzip" and "tar" (not GNU tar). Note that the date stamp of the "/user/sbin/tar" command must be February 10, 1998 or later. This version of "tar" is usually supplied with Solaris operating system versions 2.6 or later. WinZip and GNU "tar" are not recommended for extracting the "tar.gz" archive due to differences in the way they handle files with long path names. Please see (Xilinx Answer 11162) for more details.

3. Extract the zip file or tar.gz archive to the root directory of your Xilinx software installation. Allow the extractor utility you use to overwrite all existing files and maintain the directory structure pre-defined in the archive.

The Xilinx software installation directory is typically located at C:\XILINX if the installation defaults were used.

If you have already installed your Xilinx ISE software, the Xilinx installation directory location is the value of the "XILINX" variable, which is defined by your setup script. After sourcing your Xilinx setup script, type "echo $XILINX" to determine the location of your Xilinx installation. You may need system administrator privileges to install the patch.

4. Restart CORE Generator. During start-up, CORE Generator automatically detects that new IP has been added to your installation. It allows you to specify which IP customizers ("cores") will be visible in your currently active CORE Generator project. For your current project, you can choose to:
- Display only the latest versions for "All" cores in the catalog;
- Update the catalog view to only add "New" cores to the display;
- Make a "Custom" selection of cores visible in the CORE Generator catalog display for your current project.

5. Determine whether the installation was successful by verifying that the new cores are visible in the CORE Generator GUI (such as "CORDIC V2.0" in the "Digital Signal Processing/Building Blocks" folder).

For Release Notes and Known Issues for 5.1i IP Update #1, please see (Xilinx Answer 16930).

If you have comments, questions, or problems, please send an e-mail to or open a WebCase at:
AR# 10336
Date 04/03/2003
Status Archive
Type General Article
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