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Can Map and Par still handle the XC4000e family?

Started by B. Joshua Rosen September 22, 2004
I just had a query from a potential client who has a large number of very
old systems that they need to support. The systems use the XC4013e and
XC4010e. Assuming that there is a synthesis tool that still supports the
XC4000E family (I'm pretty sure that Synplify can still do it), will the
current versions of map and par be able to place and route a 4000E design?

"B. Joshua Rosen" <bjrosen@polybus.com> wrote in message
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> I just had a query from a potential client who has a large number of very > old systems that they need to support. The systems use the XC4013e and > XC4010e. Assuming that there is a synthesis tool that still supports the > XC4000E family (I'm pretty sure that Synplify can still do it), will the > current versions of map and par be able to place and route a 4000E design? >
Oh, were it that easy. :-) The current version of the Xilinx software no longer supports the XC4000E family. Fortunately, the XC4000E and Spartan families are still supported via ISE Classic, freely downloadable from the web. http://www.xilinx.com/webpack/classics/spartan_4k/index.htm --------------------------------- Steven K. Knapp Applications Manager, Xilinx Inc. General Products Division Spartan-3/II/IIE FPGAs http://www.xilinx.com/spartan3 --------------------------------- Spartan-3: Make it Your ASIC