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AR# 2861

** OBSOLETE ** ALPHA v3.0.x COREGEN, FOUNDATION F1.3: problems generating Foundation symbol in Windows 95 and NT


Keywords: foundation, symbol, dsp, coregen

Urgency: standard

General Description:
The DSP Core Generator may not automatically generate
a Foundation symbol when you set it to do so.



On Windows 95:
Make sure you have done the following:

1. From the DSP Core Generator, select the following
as Output Options:

- XNF Netlist, and
- Foundation Symbol

and generate all the needed modules.

The Core Generator will generate an XNF file
(Xilinx Netlist) and an XSF file (needed for symbol
generation and functional simulation) in your COREGEN run
directory. It will also copy it into your current Active
Project directory, however it will not create the Symbol
unless you have the Foundation Schematic Editor open prior
to trying to generate the core.

After the Core generation is complete, the last step is
to run an "Update Libraries" step from the Foundation
Schematic Editor GUI to update the list of library components
in the editor.


On Windows NT:
Foundation symbol generation currently does not work on
Windows NT.

The workaround is to do an "Import Netlist" from the Schematic
Editor "Hierarchy" menu, and select the XNF file corresponding
to Coregen block.

Note that bus pins are not supported with this procedure, so
you must edit the symbol and convert the pins into bus pins.
AR# 2861
Date 02/24/1999
Status Archive
Type General Article