AR# 23479

8.2i IP Update #1 CORE Generator - Release Notes and Known Issues for CORE Generator ISE 8.2i IP Update 1 (8.2i_IP1)


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This Answer Record contains Release Notes for ISE 8.2i IP Update 1 (also known as 8.2i_IP1) and includes the following:

- IP Related Known Issues
- Software and Tool Requirements
- Installation Instructions
- CORE Generator Known Issues
- MXE Simulation Library

Main informational pages on for this release:

For IP-specific information, see the Xilinx IP center web page:

For information on migrating Block Memory cores to the new Block Memory Generator, see the Block Memory Generator Migration Kit:


CORE Generator IP Update 1 for ISE 8.2i

Cores Included in this Release

The following link provides a list of all IP available with IP update 1 for ISE 8.2i.

Supported Operating Systems

- Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 2 to 4)
- Windows XP Home (Service Pack 1)/Professional (Service Pack 1)
- Sun Solaris 8/9
- Linux Red Hat Enterprise 3.0 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Tool Requirements

To use this IP Update, first ensure that you have installed ISE 8.2i with Service Pack 1 (8.2i.01i) or later. ISE 8.2i Service Packs can be downloaded from the following page:

8/23/06: The zip archive for the release has been updated v1_1 to fix two installer-only issues and has been renamed to "". The issues that were fixed were:

- Installer cannot install the IP Update over ISE 8.2i sp2 or later.
- "The install location stored in the following registry key could not be found" warning pop-ups when I try to install 8.2i_IP1.

Acrobat Reader Requirement

Acrobat Reader Version 5 or later must be installed to view core data sheets. You can download the latest Acrobat software from the Adobe site:

To search for other available IP cores, go to:

If you have comments, questions, or problems, contact Xilinx Technical and Applications Support at:

Install the IP Update using one of the following methods:

Method 1: Automated Update using the Web Installer

1. Start the CORE Generator Web Installer (from the CORE Generator main GUI, select Tools -> Software Update...).
If you are prompted for a proxy host, contact your administrator to determine the proxy host address and port number that you should be using to get through your firewall.
2. Select "ISE 8.2i IP Update 1" from the list of updates in the Available Packages panel.
If you are prompted to enter a login name and password, use the Xilinx login and password that you normally use to download IP Updates and Service Packs.
3. Click "Ok" to initiate a download of the update.
After the update is downloaded, the Updates Installer displays a dialog box indicating that it is terminating the CORE Generator session and installing the downloaded archive. Another dialog box will indicate when the update installation is complete; you can then restart CORE Generator.
4. To confirm that you have installed the update properly, select Help -> About.

Method 2: Manual Installation

Use this method if you are behind a firewall and do not know your proxy settings:
1. Close the CORE Generator application, if it is running.
2. Download the ".zip" file from the following location and save it to a temporary directory:

NOTE: Before you can access this page and the files listed on it, you must be registered for CORE Generator IP Updates access.

3. Extract the ".zip" file ( archive to a temporary location.
4. In the root level of the unarchived directory structure, run the setup(.exe) executable to install the update.

Unzip the ".zip" file using WinZip 7.0 SR-1 or later.
NOTE: When extracting the files using WinZip, you have to check the Use Folder Names option.

Use unzip to unpack the ".zip" file.

NOTE: You might need system administrator privileges to install the update.

5. Restart CORE Generator. CORE Generator automatically detects and displays the newly installed IP cores.
6. Determine whether the installation was successful by verifying that the new cores are visible in the CORE Generator GUI.

The following is a listing of Release Notes and Known Issues links for IP included in this IP Update release:

- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE FIFO Generator v3.1 (Xilinx Answer 23490)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Distributed Memory Generator v3.1 (Xilinx Answer 23491)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Packet Queue v1.2 (Xilinx Answer 22842)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Block Memory Generator v2.1 (Xilinx Answer 23489)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE GFP v1.3 (Xilinx Answer 21030)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE PCI v3.60, PCI-X v5.60, PCI v4.1, PCI-X v6.1 and PCI/PCI-X UCF Generator v1.0 (Xilinx Answer 22321)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE RapidIO v3.1 Rev. 2(Xilinx Answer 22319)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE PCI Express v3.2 (Xilinx Answer 22320)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE PCI Express PIPE v1.4 (Xilinx Answer 22322)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Gigabit Ethernet MAC v8.0 (Xilinx Answer 23498)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Tri-mode Ethernet MAC v3.1 (Xilinx Answer 23500)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Ethernet 1000BASE-X PCS/PMA or SGMII v7.1 (Xilinx Answer 23502)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC v8.0 (Xilinx Answer 23501)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Ethernet Statistics v2.1 (Xilinx Answer 23499)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE XAUI v6.2 (Xilinx Answer 23497)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE Virtex-4 Tri-Mode Ethernet MAC Wrappers v4.2 (Xilinx Answer 23503)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE SPI-4.2 v8.1 (Xilinx Answer 23487)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE SPI-4.2 Lite v4.1 (Xilinx Answer 23488)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE SPI-3 PHY v4.1 (Xilinx Answer 22381)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE SPI-3 Link v4.1 (Xilinx Answer 22382)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for Aurora v2.4 (Xilinx Answer 22521)
- Release Notes and Known Issues for CAN v1.3 (Xilinx Answer 22342)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for LogiCORE VLYNQ v1.1 (Xilinx Answer 23509)

- Release Notes and Known Issues for all DSP products (Xilinx Answer 23508)
-- LogiCORE Binary Counter v9.0
-- LogiCORE Comparator v9.0
-- LogiCORE Convolutional Encoder v6.0
-- LogiCORE LDPC Encoder v1.0
-- LogiCORE Multiplier Generator v9.0
-- LogiCORE RAM Based Shift Register v9.0
-- LogiCORE Reed Solomon Encoder v6.0

General CORE Generator Known Issues

(Xilinx Answer 18086) 8.2i WebUpdate - "Caution: zero files tested in <path>/<filename>" occurs in terminal when running WebUpdate on Linux/Solaris
(Xilinx Answer 20478) 8.2i CORE Generator - A COREGen project created on PC does not behave properly on Linux and Solaris systems
(Xilinx Answer 20919) 8.2i CORE Generator - IP "readme.txt" file contains generic information for ".v" and ".vhd" files, which is not applicable for Reference Designs
(Xilinx Answer 21364) 8.2i CORE Generator - Attempting to open a core customization GUI opens the data sheet for the selected IP core
(Xilinx Answer 21955) 8.2i CORE Generator - An error occurred while running Java. This may be due to memory limitations
(Xilinx Answer 22548) 8.1i CORE Generator/ISE Simulator - "WARNING:Simulator:29 - at 0 ns: Warning: No entity is bound for inst <instance name> of Component <core name>"
(Xilinx Answer 22549) 8.1i ISE/CORE Generator - When running Manage Cores through Project Navigator on Linux 32, IP cores cannot be customized when Java memory is set to 2048 or above
(Xilinx Answer 22581) 8.2i CORE Generator - Option to open previous project will open SysGen created project
(Xilinx Answer 22583) 8.2i CORE Generator - Dual Port Block Memory v6.3 - "Show Coefficients" does not display the content of the COE file if the depth is greater than 511
(Xilinx Answer 22600) 8.2i CORE Generator - Selecting View Version information for a specified IP Core results in "ERROR:sim:165 - Could not find version info"
(Xilinx Answer 22601) 8.2i CORE Generator - Fragmented or seemingly incomplete error messages are being displayed in the COREGen console window
(Xilinx Answer 22605) 8.2i CORE Generator - Project -> Project Options... "Preferred Implementation Files" label is not fully visible on Solaris and Linux platforms
(Xilinx Answer 22906) 8.2i CORE Generator - "ERROR:encore:59 - The name cannot begin with a digit"
(Xilinx Answer 23395) 8.2i CORE Generator - Some IP cores provided in CORE Generator have incomplete or inaccurate simulation models
(Xilinx Answer 23671) 8.2i CORE Generator - Memory width and depth fields not editable in Memory Editor
(Xilinx Answer 24136) 8.2i CORE Generator - There is an incorrect URL at the end of "license missing" error dialog

MXE Simulation Library

The cores delivered with this IP Update require updated XilinxCoreLib libraries. For information on how to obtain the latest pre-compiled MXE libraries, see (Xilinx Answer 10616).
AR# 23479
Date 04/08/2009
Status Archive
Type General Article