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AR# 12307

9.1i PROMGen - MCS files are now written out with 32-bit addressing. Will this cause problems with other tools?

Description

Beginning with 4.1i PROMGen, MCS files have 32-bit addressing. Will this cause problems with other tools?

Solution

Pre-4.1i Xilinx download tools (including Hardware Debugger and JAG Programmer) will have a problem with 32-bit addressed MCS files. Version 5.02 of the HW-130 software is the first version to support 32-bit addressed MCS files; however, the 32-bit MCS standard has been in existence since 1988, and all third-party programmers should support this format.

If you must have a 16-bit addressed MCS file, you can set the environment variable XIL_PROM_MCS16 to "Yes".

AR# 12307
Date Created 08/29/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article