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AR# 8579

3.1i Install - How do I install the Concept-HDL libraries on Windows PC (NT/95/98)?


Keywords: Install, Concept, PC

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
How do I install the Concept-HDL libraries on Windows PC (NT/95/98)?


Currently, on the Alliance CAE libraries 3.1i CD, there is no PC setup to
install the Cadence's Concept-HDL libraries. The libraries are delivered
in an encrypted CAR format.

After running installation of the Implementation Tools, all .pkg and system
files will be installed to %XILINX%/cadence/data. However, the user will
have to install the Concept libraries manually.

Download the <device_family>.zip file from the Xilinx FTP site at

Where <device_family> is one of the following:

spartan, spartan2, spartanxl, virtex, xc3000, xc4000e, xc4000x, xc5200,
and xc9000

The xcpads can be obtained from the Xilinx FTP site at

The libraries need not reside under the Xilinx installation since the locations
of the libraries can be appropriately mapped with a library definitions file
named cds.lib. The cds.lib file defines which libraries are accessible and
where they are located. The file contains statements that map logical
library names to their physical directory paths.

Use WINZIP or some other unzip utility to extract to the appropriate

When using cds.lib with Xilinx, include a reference to the following libraries.

DEFINE <library> worklib
INCLUDE $CDS_INST_DIR/share/cdssetup/cds.lib
DEFINE <device_family> $XILINX/cadence/data/<device_family>
AR# 8579
Date 02/11/2001
Status Archive
Type ??????