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Installing Xilinx ISE
Latest news 7.4.2011: We have a working license server for the full Xilinx ISE Design Suite. Check your email to see how to use this license server.
You will need to download the following:
For the Xilinx ISE installation, you will need about 15GB of free space (on top of the installer download).
Install either “ISE WebPACK” or “ISE Design Suite: System Edition”. If you will register with Xilinx and obtain your own free WebPACK license, install WebPACK. If you want to use the class license, then you can install ISE Design Suite: System Edition which has more powerful functionality and allows larger devices to be programmed. (It's not clear if we would ever use this additional functionality in the class.)
Choose to “Acquire or manage a license key” (default)
Install the “Cable drivers” but not “WinPCAP for Ethernet hardware co-simulation” (we will be downloading FPGA configuration over USB using Digilent's ADEPT program; at the moment it is not clear if we need the Xilinx cable drivers….)
The installation could take 60 minutes and expand to an astounding additional 12GB of disk space
If you installed WebPACK, choose “Get free ISE WebPACK license” for the license option. If you installed System Edition, then follow instructions sent by email for using our floating license server.
Register with Xilinx to get your free license file “Xilinx.lic”. Save it and use “Copy license” in the Xilinx license manager to use the the license.
Simon Corrodi reports:
The ISE Project Navigator is hidden at “ISE/bin/lin/ise”
Because the Floorplaner didn't start, I had to add to the “settings.sh” at toplevel if ISE directory:
Found at and some more possible problems: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XilinxISE
Adept starts with the command: djtgcfg
djtgcfg prog -d Basys2 -i 1 -f "FILE"
(-i 1 to select the PROM)