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Xilinx in Linux

Started by ted August 24, 2004
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?

Thanks.


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Hi Ted,

Answer record 12384

Vincent.

ted wrote:

> 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? > > Thanks.
--------------5FED95EDA662C234D78B4B83 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit <!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> Hi Ted, <p><a href="http://support.xilinx.com/xlnx/xil_ans_display.jsp?iLanguageID=1&iCountryID=1&getPagePath=12384">Answer record 12384</a> <p>Vincent. <p>ted wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>Hi, <p>Does anyone know if it's possible to run the Xilinx ISE 4.2i software in <br>Linux?&nbsp; I would like to develop VHDL code and then program my FPGA (I use a <br>parallel port JTAG programmer).&nbsp; Being able to do this from Linux would make <br>the project easier as I need to develop a Linux device driver at the same <br>time.&nbsp; I was thinking I could use WINE.&nbsp; Do any websites with instructions <br>exist? <p>Thanks.</blockquote> </html> --------------5FED95EDA662C234D78B4B83--
On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 15:15:53 +0100, ted wrote:

> 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? > > Thanks.
The current Xilinx tools are Linux native. I you don't have them then see my old Xilinx on Linux page for instructions on running the 4.2 tools under wine, http://www.polybus.com/xilinx_on_linux.html
ted wrote:
> 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? > > Thanks. > >
Hi Programming the actual FPGA using JTAGcannot be done from within the ISE - you need to find a third-party program to do that under linux, but at least ISE 6.x will run under Wine otherwise (mostly). See my page on how to do it here: http://www.danbbs.dk/~kibria/xilinx.html I don't know if this applies fro 4.2 also - but you can always give it a try. Hope it helps. -- Brian
Brian Dam Pedersen wrote:
> ted wrote: > >> 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? >> >> Thanks. >> >> > > Hi > > Programming the actual FPGA using JTAGcannot be done from within the ISE > - you need to find a third-party program to do that under linux,
Such as xc3sprog for the Spartan 3 http://www.rogerstech.co.uk/xc3sprog/ but at
> least ISE 6.x will run under Wine otherwise (mostly). See my page on how > to do it here: > > http://www.danbbs.dk/~kibria/xilinx.html > >
Excellent. I was considering writing something on this myself, no I can just write a link:) BTW, I am using Wine 20040813 version and the command line tools work great. ise.exe loads but I don't use it. Regards Andrew -- Spartan3 configuration JTAG download tool for GNU/Linux available from http://www.rogerstech.co.uk/xc3sprog/