AR# 41828

Spartan-6 FPGA GTP Transceiver Wizard v1.8 - Release Notes and Known Issues for ISE 12.4 software


This Answer Record contains the Release Notes and Known Issues for the Spartan-6 GTP FPGA Transceiver Wizard v1.8 released with ISE 12.4 tools.


1. Introduction

For installation instructions for this release, please go to:

For system requirements:

This file contains release notes for the Xilinx LogiCORE IP Spartan-6 FPGA GTP Transceiver Wizard solution. For the latest core updates, see the product page at:

2. New Features

  • ISE 12.4 software support
  • Added Auto Upgrade feature. Can upgrade versions 1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,1.7 to version 1.8
  • Added "Advanced Clocking" option in GUI to bring the REFCLK selection ports to top-level

3. Supported Devices

The following device families are supported by the core for this release.

  • Spartan-6 XC LXT
  • Spartan-6 XA LXT
  • Spartan-6 XQ LXT      

4. Resolved Issues

  • CR 571468: Changed ppm offset for display port protocol to "upto +- 500ppm"
  • CR 577596: Updated the default target line rate to 1.485 for sdi protocol
  • CR 571012: Added ability to implement dynamic clock switching from wizard using "Advanced Clocking" option in GUI
  • CR 574539: Updated the default setting for PCIe protocol

5. Known Issues

The most recent information, including known issues, work-arounds, and resolutions for this version is provided in the IP Release Notes Guide located at:

6. Technical Support

To obtain technical support, create a WebCase at: Questions are routed to a team with expertise using this product.

Xilinx provides technical support for use of this product when used according to the guidelines described in the core documentation, and cannot guarantee timing, functionality, or support of this product for designs that do not follow specified guidelines.

7. Core Release History

Date           By              Version    Description
12/14/2010  Xilinx, Inc.  1.8          ISE 12.4 support
09/21/2010  Xilinx, Inc.  1.7          ISE 12.3 support
07/23/2010  Xilinx, Inc.  1.6          ISE 12.2 support
04/19/2010  Xilinx, Inc.  1.5          ISE 12.1 support
12/02/2009  Xilinx, Inc.  1.4          ISE 11.4 support
09/16/2009  Xilinx, Inc.  1.3          ISE 11.3 support
06/24/2009  Xilinx, Inc.  1.2          ISE 11.2 support
04/24/2009  Xilinx, Inc.  1.1          Beta2


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AR# 41828
Date 11/10/2014
Status Active
Type General Article