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AR# 56474

iMPACT - The file name of a bitfile can cause iMPACT to read the file as something other than a ".bit" file

Description

The file name of a bitfile can cause iMPACT to read the file as something other than a ".bit" file.

For example, take the name of the .bit file below:
test.svf_date.design_name_board_name.bit

iMPACT parses the file name and first finds the test.svf in the name which is itself a valid file name for iMPACT. It treats this as finding an SVF file but the file format is incorrect for an SVF file which results in an error.

Solution

To overcome this issue, remove any iMPACT-valid file extensions contained in the file name.

For example, deleting either the .svf or the "." between the test and svf in the example above, the file can be successfully added and used to program the device in iMPACT.

AR# 56474
Date Created 06/19/2013
Last Updated 06/19/2013
Status Active
Type General Article
Tools
  • ISE Design Suite - 14.5