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AR# 17931

6.1 Data2MEM - Why does BitGen fail in XPS with no real error message "Error: bitgen failed"


Keywords: data2bram, BitGen, bitgen, xps, fails

Urgency: Standard

When running Tools -> Generate Bitstream in XPS, BitGen fails. An example of the message that is received is as follows:

"Started process "Generate Programming File".
Error: bitgen failed
Process "Generate Programming File" did not complete.
Done: failed with exit code: 0001."

I'm not sure whether this is an EDK issue.



This problem has been seen to occur when data2bram is run when the "system.bmm" file is empty.

To work around this issue, either add your C source code to the project, or do not run up Tools -> Update Bitstream unitl you have added C code to the project.


This may also happen if the project does not have any BRAM added as a peripheral. If there is no BRAM, this will also result in an empty ".bmm" file.
AR# 17931
Date 04/28/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article
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