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AR# 22299

8.1i ISIM - VCD file name with space generates error: "wrong # args: should be vcd dumpfile <file_name>"


Keywords: simulation, power, blank, estimation, XPower

The ISE simulator Simulate Post-place & Route Model Process Properties allows me to select the "Generate a VCD file for Power Estimation" option. If this option is selected and the specified VCD file name includes a space (e.g., 'my xpower.vcd'), the ISE Simulator opens with empty waveforms and the following message occurs in the transcript window:

"wrong # args: should be vcd dumpfile <file name>"


A space in the name of the VCD file does not prevent the simulation from running. However, the VCD file is not created. Change the VCD file name to one that does not include spaces and rerun the simulation.
AR# 22299
Date 10/16/2008
Status Archive
Type General Article