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AR# 33584

11.x ChipScope IBERT - "ERROR:sim - Error: xst failed on chipscope_ibert. ERROR:HDLCompiler:1044"

Description

When I attempt to generate an IBERT design in CORE Generator 11.x, the following error occurs in the console and the IBERT design is not generated: 

 

"ERROR:sim - Error: xst failed on chipscope_ibert. ERROR:HDLCompiler:1044 - "Unknown" Line 0: c:/xilinx/11.1/ise/virtex6/verilog/xst/nt/unimacro_ver/unimacro_ver.sdbx was created using an incompatible version_number, backward compatibility is not supported yet 

 

Error found during generation." 

 

How do I resolve this error?

Solution

There are two possible causes 

 

Environment Variable pointing to the wrong install 

 

This error occurs if your %XILINX% environment variable is not pointing to a valid 11.x ISE install. Check that this is set correctly. For instructions on how to set an environment variable, see (Xilinx Answer 11630)

 

ChipScope and ISE versions do not match 

 

Check that both ISE and ChipScope versions match. To check Open ISE -> Help -> About. For the ChipScope tool, open the Analyzer -> Help -> About. 

 

If they do not match update with the latest version (if this does not help), there is an issue with the installation and you should do a full uninstall and reinstall.

AR# 33584
Date Created 09/29/2009
Last Updated 05/23/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article