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AR# 40854

iMPACT 14.x - iMPACT fails with an IDCODE mismatch error when programming the XA9500XL device

Description

iMPACT fails with an IDCODE mismatch error when programming the XA9500XL device.

Solution

This answer record applies to all of the XA9500XL devices.

The problem is the version information in the XA9500XL BSDL files is incorrect.

Currently, the following can be seen in the .bsd file:

"0000" & -- version

This is incorrect and can be edited as follows:

"XXXX" & -- version 

The file that needs to be edited is the XA9500XL.BSD file and this can be found in the Xilinx install directory. The following is the path to the BSDL folder:

%XILINX%\ISE_DS\ISE\xa9500xl\data

This will not be fixed in future versions of the ISE design tools. Following the instructions in the answer record and manually editing the BSDL file is required for JTAG programming.

AR# 40854
Date Created 02/23/2011
Last Updated 02/10/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • 9500XL XA
Tools
  • ISE Design Suite - 13
  • ISE Design Suite - 14