What's New in Xilinx ISE Design Suite 11


This file describes the new features in the Xilinx® ISE® Design Suite 11 software release. It contains the following sections.

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What's New in ISE Design Suite 11.4

The following sections describe changes in ISE Design Suite for 11.4.

Introducing Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 Device Support

Xilinx introduces the following Spartan®-6 and Virtex®-6 device support for the 11.4 release:

What's New in Logic Design Tools

The following describes what’s new in ChipScope™, FPGA Editor, PlanAhead™, XPower, and XST.

ChipScope Enhancements

FPGA Editor Enhancements

Improvements providing smaller memory footprint and faster design load time.

PlanAhead Enhancements

New Simultaneous Switching Noise (SSN) prediction tool for Virtex-6 I/0 Planning.

XPower Estimator Enhancements

Junction Temperature calculation up to 125C.

XST Enhancements

New MUX_MIN_SIZE constraint. Improves the device utilization for designs targeting Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 families.

What's New in Simulation Libraries

Compxlib support for Modelsim DE product offering.

What's New in Embedded Tools and IP

EDK Enhancements

What's New in DSP Tools and IP

System Generator Enhancements

AccelDSP Synthesis Tool

This is the final release of the AccelDSP synthesis tool. Further development of the AccelDSP synthesis tool has been discontinued. You can continue to use this version of the tool with ISE Design Suite 11. The tool will not be included in ISE Design Suite 12.

What's New in CORE Generator and IP

New IP Cores


What's New in ISE Design Suite 11.3

The following sections describe changes in ISE Design Suite for 11.3.

Introducing Virtex-6 HXT FPGA Device Support

Xilinx introduces the Virtex®-6 HXT family of FPGAs targeted at ultra high bandwith serial system solutions. This family is supported by the following tools:

General Design, Power, and Implementation Tools

System Generator

Support for Virtex-6 HXT devices, as well as for Virtex-6 Lower Power and Virtex-5Q devices.

What's New in Logic Design Tools

The following describes what’s new in ISE Foundation™, ISE WebPACK™ software, ISim, PlanAhead™, ChipScope™ Pro, and ChipScope Pro Serial I/O Toolkit.

What's New in DSP Tools and IP

What's New in CORE Generator and IP


What's New in ISE Design Suite 11.2

The following sections describe changes in the ISE Design Suite for 11.2.

Introducing Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 Device Support

Experience a complete software flow for the new Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 targeted design platforms.  Many applications have new features specifically added to enhance Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 performance, as described below:

What's New in Logic Design Tools

The following describes what’s new in ISE Foundation, ISE WebPACK™ software, ISim, PlanAhead, ChipScope Pro, and ChipScope Pro Serial I/O Toolkit:

What's New in Embedded Tools and IP

What's New in DSP Tools and IP

What's New in CORE Generator and IP


What's New in ISE Design Suite 11.1

New ISE Design Suite Licensing and Product Configurations

The following describes changes in the ISE Design Suite 11:

What’s New in Logic Design Tools

The following describes what’s new in ISE Foundation, ISE WebPACK™ software, ISim, PlanAhead, ChipScope Pro, and ChipScope Pro Serial I/O Toolkit:

What’s New in Embedded Tools and IP

The following describes what’s new in SDK, EDK, XPS, and embedded IP:

What’s New in DSP Tools and IP

The following describes what’s new in System Generator, AccelDSP, and DSP IP:

Both System Generator for DSP and AccelDSP support MATLAB® R2008 software.

What's New in CORE Generator and IP

The following describes what’s new in CORE Generator and IP cores:

New IP Cores

IP Core Updates

New CORE Generator Features

Technical Support

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