Actel Designer on Linux

Started by Neill A in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 3 replies

Does anyone have any experience of running Actel Designer on Linux? We currently use WinXP, and have recently been informed that if we...

Does anyone have any experience of running Actel Designer on Linux? We currently use WinXP, and have recently been informed that if we used Linux, then Designer would run 10x faster. I would just like to see if anyone out there can confirm this before trying to get a machine set up with Linux. Also since I'm talking about Linux, is there any preference as to which distro is best for FPG...


Regarding Linux on ML 310

Started by beer...@gmail.com in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago

Hi Everyone, I wanted to load linux (Montavista ) on a partition in the Compact Flash ..and wanted to run my program after linux...

Hi Everyone, I wanted to load linux (Montavista ) on a partition in the Compact Flash ..and wanted to run my program after linux gets loaded..When I see the Xilinx Linux tutorial for the ML 310..I came to know that the two important things are -- ml310_base_bootloop.bit (which has a bootloop in it )and the zImage.initrd.elf (the Linux kernel as a power pc executable)...So I down...


Linux and FPGA compatibility

Started by Michelle in comp.arch.fpga14 years ago 9 replies

Hi, I'm a newbie to FPGA and Linux world. I have a general question concerning both. I have a workstation with Linux installed. A Virtex...

Hi, I'm a newbie to FPGA and Linux world. I have a general question concerning both. I have a workstation with Linux installed. A Virtex II Pro FPGA Module is plugged in the backplane of the workstation. I'm wondering if I need to write a device driver for the FPGA module in order for the Linux box to recognize the card? I want a software program running on the Linux machine to be ab...


Impact vs. Linux RedHat Linux

Started by Stephen Williams in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 8 replies

I filed a WebCase over this, but I'm going to ask here in case others have run into this problem as well. I expect the Linux User Density to...

I filed a WebCase over this, but I'm going to ask here in case others have run into this problem as well. I expect the Linux User Density to be higher here then at Xilinx Support:-) I have impact from ISE 6.2i installed on a Linux/Intel machine, so that I can use the PC-IV cable. It was working for a while, but now all the sudden it ishopelessly non-functional. All I get is I dialog box ...


Xilinx tools on Linux

Started by David in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 52 replies

There are ISE Foundation and ISE Webpack versions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 How strict is this port? Has anybody managed to run...

There are ISE Foundation and ISE Webpack versions for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 How strict is this port? Has anybody managed to run these tools on Fedora or Mandrake Linux (now Mandriva), or any other Linux variant? If so, how well did it work?


Booting Linux from my own bootloader

Started by Martin Brückner in comp.arch.fpga7 years ago 12 replies

Hello, I'm writing a boot loader to start Linux on the PowerPC440 (Virtex5FXT). At first the program copies the kernel into the RAM at...

Hello, I'm writing a boot loader to start Linux on the PowerPC440 (Virtex5FXT). At first the program copies the kernel into the RAM at address 0x00400000 and afterwards it boots Linux with the following lines: #define LINUX_START_ADDRESS 0x004002b4 int main() { void (*linux)(); linux = (void*) LINUX_START_ADDRESS; ... // here is the code which copies the kernel into ram (*l...


Xilinx in Linux

Started by ted in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 4 replies

Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to run the Xilinx ISE 4.2i software in Linux? I would like to develop VHDL code and then program my...

Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to run the Xilinx ISE 4.2i software in Linux? I would like to develop VHDL code and then program my FPGA (I use a parallel port JTAG programmer). Being able to do this from Linux would make the project easier as I need to develop a Linux device driver at the same time. I was thinking I could use WINE. Do any websites with instructions exist? Tha...


opb master kills linux?

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.fpga11 years ago 2 replies

I have a xilinx v4 project running mv linux 2.6.10. I have a custom peripheral I made that includes DMA on the opb bus and is...

I have a xilinx v4 project running mv linux 2.6.10. I have a custom peripheral I made that includes DMA on the opb bus and is therefore master/slave. The SDRAM that the linux .elf file loads to/boots from is also on the opb. Unless I disconnect the custom peripheral linux dies at "uncompressing linux...". I believe this means that there are data errors from the sdram, but everything works ...


ISE and BaseX for Linux?

Started by Pepper Orlando in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 1 reply

Though I will be using the webpack that ships with the Spartan-3 intially, I am somewhat interested in the Linux version of BaseX or Linux that...

Though I will be using the webpack that ships with the Spartan-3 intially, I am somewhat interested in the Linux version of BaseX or Linux that I've been reading about. With version 6.3, is the Linux version now native (not WINE)? Also, does it provide all of the features of the Windows version?


program spartan3 under linux

Started by Thorsten Kiefer in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 17 replies

Hi, I'm using the Xilinx Webpack 11.1, the Spartan3 StarterKit, and the Digilent USB/JTAG cable. I find ISE 11.1 too slow under Windows, so I...

Hi, I'm using the Xilinx Webpack 11.1, the Spartan3 StarterKit, and the Digilent USB/JTAG cable. I find ISE 11.1 too slow under Windows, so I want to use it with Linux. My question is : is it possible to program the FPGA under Linux ? Xilprg is too old. Export from digilent is discontinued and not available for Linux. Are there any alternatives ? Best Regards Thorsten


Linux on ml403

Started by jfh in comp.arch.fpga11 years ago 6 replies

Hi, I have been trying to port Linux on the ML403 board using the 2.4 devel tree downloaded from montavista site using rsync.The compilation...

Hi, I have been trying to port Linux on the ML403 board using the 2.4 devel tree downloaded from montavista site using rsync.The compilation goes fine with the modifications of some source files and makefiles after copying the BSP generated from EDK 7.1 (I used some BYU website advice about porting Linux on XUV2P board). I manage to download the Linux kernel via xmd, the kernel boots but i...


Avnet Virtex II Pro Dvpt board : linux drivers ??

Started by Mancini Stephane in comp.arch.fpga14 years ago 1 reply

Hi, Please could you tell me if there's a linux driver of the Virtex II Pro development board from Avnet (Silica) ? I would like to know if...

Hi, Please could you tell me if there's a linux driver of the Virtex II Pro development board from Avnet (Silica) ? I would like to know if there's an equivalent to the PCIUtility for Linux. Indeed, I would like to have my workstation with linux and work with the board directly through the pci bus. What could I do ? Thanks for your help Stephane


Xilinx ParallelCable IV vs. Linux

Started by Stephen Williams in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 23 replies

Does anybody know if the Xilinx Paralel cable IV cable can be made to work under Linux w/ ISE 6.1i.03? And to make it even more interesting,...

Does anybody know if the Xilinx Paralel cable IV cable can be made to work under Linux w/ ISE 6.1i.03? And to make it even more interesting, my Linux is AMD64, will the driver work at all on this system? .... and while we're on the subject, the Linux driver source is itself is pretty basic. Is there programming informatino for the cable that one can use to write custom software to driv...


Altera Byte Blaster Cable on Linux

Started by B. Joshua Rosen in comp.arch.fpga10 years ago 2 replies

I'm trying to use the Altera USB Byte Blaster Cable on Linux (Scientific Linux 4.4, i.e. RHEL 4). The Programmer application sees the...

I'm trying to use the Altera USB Byte Blaster Cable on Linux (Scientific Linux 4.4, i.e. RHEL 4). The Programmer application sees the cable, however it says there are insufficient privileges on the port. I've tried running Quartus as root, that didn't fix the problem. There is no Firewall and Secure Linux is disabled. Anyone have any suggestions?


Linux OS for FPGA worth

Started by Cecil Bayona in comp.arch.fpga7 months ago 4 replies

I keep debating if I should start switching my PCs from Windows 10 to Linux, several of my main PCs are on Win 10 Preview, and Microsoft made...

I keep debating if I should start switching my PCs from Windows 10 to Linux, several of my main PCs are on Win 10 Preview, and Microsoft made it so you can't get off until the next non-preview release. I play around with Lattice, and Xilinx FPGAs, I know Lattice has their Diamond software available for Linux, and Xilinx has Vivado and it's older software also available for Linux also, b...


[PATCH] Xilinx Linux driver package clean-up.

Started by Steven J. Hill in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago

Greetings. The source package from Xilinx leaves a bit to be desired as far as being easy to use and integrate into your Linux distro. I have...

Greetings. The source package from Xilinx leaves a bit to be desired as far as being easy to use and integrate into your Linux distro. I have uploaded a patch that includes a 'README' file and simplifies building and installing. I also wrote an init script that does the 'start|stop|reload' type stuff that all the Linux distros do. This patch will work with the Linux 2.6.13 vanilla kernel. ...


quartus - Linux or Windows

Started by nachum in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 2 replies

I have read that quartus is optimized to take advantage of the SSE instruction sets in Linux, yet not in Windows. Can I assume from this that...

I have read that quartus is optimized to take advantage of the SSE instruction sets in Linux, yet not in Windows. Can I assume from this that quartus will run faster on Linux? I am buying a new computer, and I want to decide what OS to run, and if Linux will be faster for FPGA design, than that is what I will run. Thanx again, nachum


ISE under 64-bit Linux?

Started by Phil Tomson in comp.arch.fpga11 years ago 4 replies

Just got an Athlon64 system. I want to be able to run the Xilinx ISE tool suite on this box under Linux. I'd also like to install a 64-bit...

Just got an Athlon64 system. I want to be able to run the Xilinx ISE tool suite on this box under Linux. I'd also like to install a 64-bit Linux on it - are there any issues with running xst under 64-bit linux? I suspect there might be driver issues with downloading bitstreams, but I'm thinking of using one of the open source tools for downloading bitstreams. Phil


best evm for virtex-4 and linux

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 18 replies

Can anyone suggest the best evm board for virtex-4 and linux? How has people's experience been with it? Are USB drivers included in the linux...

Can anyone suggest the best evm board for virtex-4 and linux? How has people's experience been with it? Are USB drivers included in the linux os builds they provide? Thanks, Clark


Linux and the Digilent Basys ?

Started by Bob Smith in comp.arch.fpga9 years ago 4 replies

I work for a Linux software house and would like to offer a "Hello, World!" tutorial for FPGAs. The idea is to keep it simple and low cost. ...

I work for a Linux software house and would like to offer a "Hello, World!" tutorial for FPGAs. The idea is to keep it simple and low cost. The Digilent Basys board looks good for cost but not for (Linux) simplicity. I'd sure like to avoid the windrv module and the parallel port cable. Does anyone know of a way to program the Basys board over the USB cable using Linux? thanks Bob Sm...