AR# 24226


8.2i IP Update #3 - Release Notes and Known Issues for CORE Generator ISE 8.2i IP Update 3 (8.2i_IP3)


This Answer Record contains Release Notes for ISE 8.2i IP Update 3 (also known as 8.2i_IP3) and includes the following:

- IP-Related Known Issues

- CORE Generator Known Issues

- Platform Support

- Installation Instructions

- MXE Simulation Library


Linux users should review (Xilinx Answer 24471). Once IP Update #3 is installed on Linux, the ISE version may incorrectly be listed as 8.2.2. (Xilinx Answer 24471) contains more information including a work around to this problem.

Release Notes and Known Issues for IP Included in IP Update Release

- (Xilinx Answer 24229) LogiCORE Block Memory Generator v2.3

- (Xilinx Answer 22321) LogiCORE PCI v3.60, PCI-X v5.60, PCI v4.1, PCI-X v6.1 and PCI/PCI-X UCF Generator v2.1

- (Xilinx Answer 24046) LogiCORE PCI Express Endpoint Block v1.2

- (Xilinx Answer 24250) CRC Wizard v1.0

- (Xilinx Answer 24251) GTP Wizard v1.3

- (Xilinx Answer 24252) V4 Wizard v1.3

- (Xilinx Answer 23884) Aurora v2.5

- (Xilinx Answer 23885) GTP Aurora v2.5

- (Xilinx Answer 24314) Release Notes and Known Issues for all DSP products:

--DDS Compiler (Direct Digital Synthesis) v1.1

--FFT v4.0

General CORE Generator Known Issues

(Xilinx Answer 24471) 8.2i CORE Generator IP Update #3 - After installing 8.2i_IP3 on Linux, my ISE version is listed as 8.2.2.

(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 a result of 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

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.

First ensure that 8.2i SP3 or later is installed. Xilinx ISE design tools updates are available from the Download Center at:

Install the IP Update 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 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 "ISE 8.2i IP Update 3" 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 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 appropriate .zip file from the following location:

Save it to a temporary directory by specifying:

- "ISE IP Update" as the Download Type

- "8.2i" as the ISE Version

- 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 the 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 is 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# 24226
Date 07/28/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article
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