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AR# 30232

10.1 ChipScope Pro - ISE cannot find ChipScope Pro tools

Description

Keywords: 9.2, Project Navigator, LogiCORE ICON (ChipScope Pro - Integrated Controller), LogiCORE VIO (ChipScope Pro - Virtual Input/Output), LogiCORE ATC2 (ChipScope Pro - Agilent Trace Core 2)

If the ChipScope Pro 10.1 tools are installed in a different location than the ISE tools, it is possible that the Project Navigator tool will not be able to find the ChipScope Pro Core Inserter or Analyzer tools. There will be no ChipScope Core option in the ISE process window, even if there are ChipScope cores present.

Solution

In Windows, the default installation area for the ISE 10.1 tools is "C:\Xilinx\10.1\ISE", and the default installation area for the ChipScope Pro 10.1 tools is "C:\Xilinx\10.1\ChipScope." If the ChipScope Pro tools are installed in a different location than under the Xilinx 10.1 parent directory, then extra steps must be taken to ensure that the ISE Project Navigator tool can locate the ChipScope Pro tools.

The ISE Project Navigator tool follows the following algorithm to search for the ChipScope Pro 10.1 tools:

- Search Location #1: ISE Project Navigator uses the "Integrated Tools Option" setting to locate the specific ChipScope Pro tools. To do this in the ISE GUI, select Edit -> Preference -> ISE General -> Integrated Tools -> Browse to ChipScope install.
- Search Location #2: If the ChipScope Pro tools are not found in Search Location #1, the ISE Project Navigator tool uses the CHIPSCOPE environment variable:

On 32-bit Windows: %CHIPSCOPE%\bin\nt
On 64-bit Windows: %CHIPSCOPE%\bin\nt64
On 32-bit Linux: $CHIPSCOPE/bin/lin
On 64-bit Linux: $CHIPSCOPE/bin/lin64

- Search Location #3: If the ChipScope Pro tools are not found in Search Location #2, the ISE Project Navigator tool looks for them in a directory relative to the Project Navigator tools. On 32-bit Windows, for example, if the %Xilinx% environment variable is set to "C:\Xilinx\10.1\ISE," the ISE Project Navigator tool looks for the ChipScope Pro 10.1 tools in "%Xilinx%\..\ChipScope\bin\nt."

If the ISE Project Navigator tool fails to find ChipScope Pro 10.1 tools in any of the three search locations, you will not have any ChipScope options available through ISE, despite having the tool installed. Make sure that the three search locations are set up properly for ISE Project Navigator to locate the ChipScope Pro 10.1 tools.
AR# 30232
Date Created 02/08/2008
Last Updated 06/20/2008
Status Active
Type General Article