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AR# 2600

Foundation: Where to find old Foundation 6.x libraries


Urgency: Standard

General Description:

If I have uninstalled the Foundation 6.x libraries, how can I

reinstall them so that I may use the XACTStep6 Project Type in

the Foundation tools?


Foundation F1.3 has the option to choose an "XACTStep6" Project

Type to enable designs targetting families not supported in M1

to be continued with the new Foundation software. For more

information on this flow, see (Xilinx Solution 2599).

The XACTStep6 Project Type requires the older Foundation 6.x

libraries to be installed in the ACTIVE\SYSLIB directory. If

these libraries were deleted or removed when upgrading to F1.3,

they must be copied back to the current ACTIVE\SYSLIB

directory, where ACTIVE is the Foundation install directory

(typically C:\ACTIVE).

These libraries can be obtained from one of two places.

* Foundation 6.0.1 CDROM

* File Download area of Xilinx Web site

Foundation 6.0.1 CDROM:


Copy the desired files from the ACTIVE\SYSLIB

directory on the CDROM to the C:\ACTIVE\SYSLIB directory on the

PC. It is only necessary to copy those files for the family

you are targetting, for example, X5200U.* and XBLOX.*, for an

XC5200 design.

File Download area of Xilinx Web site:


(Xilinx File http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/foundation/x2000u.zip)
(Xilinx File http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/foundation/x3000u.zip)
(Xilinx File http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/foundation/x4000u.zip)
(Xilinx File http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/foundation/x5200u.zip)
(Xilinx File http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/swhelp/foundation/xbloxu.zip)

Once these files are copied into the C:\ACTIVE\SYSLIB directory

you should be all set to open and create XACTStep6 Projects.
AR# 2600
Date 10/27/2010
Status Archive
Type General Article