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Xilinx CPLD programming

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patroclus

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Hi,
I built a LPT programmer for xilinx CPLD as shown in official Xilinx doc.
But when i try to program something, using ISE software, the software does not recognice my programmer. I use Windows XP.
Maybe is some incompatibility with OS ??
I checked the correct working of IC's and routing...

Thank you.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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patroclus said:
Hi,
I built a LPT programmer for xilinx CPLD as shown in official Xilinx doc.
But when i try to program something, using ISE software, the software does not recognice my programmer. I use Windows XP.
Maybe is some incompatibility with OS ??
I checked the correct working of IC's and routing...
All the NT based Windows prevent direct access to the ports, are you using a port driver?, and is the application intended for XP?.
 

patroclus

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Yes, I know that, and that's the reason I asked about it.
I don't know if the software should work with LPT in XP. It definetly works under windows XP as it is quite new soft, but I asked for if someone has used ISE and Xilinx CPLD and knows.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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patroclus said:
Yes, I know that, and that's the reason I asked about it.
I don't know if the software should work with LPT in XP. It definetly works under windows XP as it is quite new soft, but I asked for if someone has used ISE and Xilinx CPLD and knows.
Does it specifically state it runs under XP?, it certainly should if it does!.
 

samcheetah

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well i have used Xilinx ISE but i used it to program an FPGA. the target development board was one of the XESS boards. there was a small loader type of software in which the bit file is just dragged into a small space and the bit stream is given to the development board.

have you tried to contact Xilinx on this? they may be able to help you.
 

phalanx

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iMPACT, the software Xilinx uses to program devices, works fine with 2000 and XP. I would check your circuits and software configuration for problems.

I use the JTAG programmer that came with my Digilent S3 board. It is parallel port based and works flawlessly with all the ISE webpack features.
 
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