AR# 24008

8.2i IP Update 2 LXT Supplement - Release Notes and Known Issues for CORE Generator ISE 8.2i IP Update 2 LXT Supplement (8.2i_IP2_LXTsup)


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

- IP Related Known Issues

- CORE Generator Known Issues

- Platform Support

- Installation Instructions

- MXE Simulation Library


Release Notes and Known Issues for IP included in this IP Update release:

General CORE Generator Known Issues

(Xilinx Answer 24040) LogiCORE Ethernet Statistics v2.2

(Xilinx Answer 24041) LogiCORE Ethernet 1000BASE-X PCS/PMA or SGMII v8.0

(Xilinx Answer 24042) Virtex-5 Embedded Tri-mode Ethernet MAC Wrapper v1.1

(Xilinx Answer 24043) LogiCORE XAUI v7.0

(Xilinx Answer 23985) LogiCORE PCI Express Endpoint Block Plus v1.1

(Xilinx Answer 24046) LogiCORE PCI Express Endpoint Block v1.1

(Xilinx Answer 23900) GTP Wizard v1.2

Platform Support

- 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)


You might need system administrator privileges to install the update.

A new revision called ISE IP Update 2 LXT Supplement rev 1 is now available for download. This updated revision fixes an issue with not being able to view the RocketIO Wizard v1.2 once the supplement is installed.

8.2i IP Update 2 LXT Supplement Installation Prerequisites

Before installing the 8.2i IP Update 2 LXT Supplement, you must have the following already installed:

1. Ensure that 8.2i SP3 or later is installed. Xilinx ISE design tools updates are available from the Download Center at:
For more information on obtaining and installing Service Pack 3, see (Xilinx Answer 20055).

2. Ensure that IP Update 2 revision 3 has been installed. 8.2i IP Update 2 rev 3 is available from the Download Center at:
For more information on obtaining and installing IP Update 2, see (Xilinx Answer 23831).

3. Install the Virtex-5 LXT devices by obtaining the LXT Device Installer from the Download Center at:
For more information on obtaining and installing the LXT devices, see (Xilinx Answer 10274).

For more information about the above installations, please refer to (Xilinx Answer 9795).

Once the above requirements are complete, install the LXT IP Update Supplement by following one of the two methods listed below:

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...). This starts up the WebUpdate application. 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 "8.2i IP Update 2 LXT Supplement," 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 WebUpdate 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; when this appears, you can 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 appropriate ".zip" file from the following location and save it to a temporary directory: by specifying:

"ISE IP Update" as the Download Type

"8.2i" as the "ISE Version", and

Your desired operating system for the "Operating System" selection (the same ".zip" file is supplied for all platforms).

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 or "" script 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.

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# 24008
Date 07/28/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article