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OS for Xilinx tools

Started by step...@gmail.com October 22, 2009
Xilinx users,

I have seemingly contradictory desires: a 64-bit OS and the ability to
run all of the Xilinx tools, including AccelDSP.  The official Xilinx
list of supported OSes shows only the 32-bit version of XP as
supporting everything.
http://www.xilinx.com/ise/ossupport/index.htm

Is it possible to run the Xilinx tools under a Windows-based 64-bit
OS?

Would I see benefits from the increased memory that 64-bit OSes
provide?

Thank you,
Stephen
On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 06:17:31 -0700, stephen.craven@gmail.com wrote:

> Xilinx users, > > I have seemingly contradictory desires: a 64-bit OS and the ability to > run all of the Xilinx tools, including AccelDSP. The official Xilinx > list of supported OSes shows only the 32-bit version of XP as supporting > everything. > http://www.xilinx.com/ise/ossupport/index.htm > > Is it possible to run the Xilinx tools under a Windows-based 64-bit OS? > > Would I see benefits from the increased memory that 64-bit OSes provide? > > Thank you, > Stephen
It depends on the size of the FPGAs that you are targeting. The larger FPGAs require much more memory then a 32 bit OS has access to. The Linux version supports 64 bit Linux and has done so for years.