AR# 15956: 5.1i iMPACT, System ACE CF - When I attempt to program a JTAG chain containing a Virtex-II/Pro device, configuration fails (svf2ace)
5.1i iMPACT, System ACE CF - When I attempt to program a JTAG chain containing a Virtex-II/Pro device, configuration fails (svf2ace)
I cannot use the System ACE CF controller to program Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro devices with ".ace" files generated by the following versions of iMPACT:
- 5.1i/Service Pack 1
- 5.1i/Service Pack 2
- 5.1i/Service Pack 3
Programming the JTAG chain via the TSTJTAG port (bypassing the System ACE CF device) using any 5.1i version of iMPACT is successful.
5.1i iMPACT with Service Pack 3 is generating faulty .ace files due to an SVF file generation problem for Virtex-II and Virtex-II Pro devices (iMPACT automatically generates the .ace file from the .svf file using the svf2ace translator).
A patch is available on the Xilinx FTP site to correct this problem. This patch should only be used with 5.1i/Service Pack 3. Please view the archived README file for installation instructions: