RUNNING Xilinx

Date of last revision: 6/24/1999

The Xilinx software package contain software related to designing with Xilinx FPGA devices.


STANDARD Xilinx Packages:

     apr	  Automatic Place and Rout for 2000/3000
     arploop	  Iterative Automatic Place and Route
     bax	  Back Annotation program
     edif2xnf     Program to convert Mentor edif files to Xilix xnf files
     gen_sch8     Program to create Mentor v8.2 schematic from an xnf file
     gen_sym8     Program to create Mnetor v8.2 symbol from an xnf file
     lca2xnf	  Translate of LCA files to XNF files
     makebits     Bitstream generator and DRC
     makeprom     Assemble bitstream into prom
     map2lca      Translate of MAP files to LCA files
     savesig      Save Signal Generator used by xmake
     unakaxnf     Program to add the origional net names that were aliased
     xact         Interactive LCA editor
     xblox        Xilinx XBLOX program ( Module Synthesis System)
     xchecker     Bitstream download and test for XC2000/XC3000/XC4000
     xde          Interactive LCA editor (alias XACT)
     xdelay       Interactive LCA delay report program
     xdm          Xilinx Design Manager
---> XDM          Script to invoke xdm
     xmake        Xilinx Design flow control program
     xnfba        Program to read back-annotated xnf files and create Mentor
                   back-annotated files
     xnfcvt       Conversion of higher XNF versions to lower versions
     xnfdrc       XNF file checker for XZC2000/XC3000
     xnfmap       Automatic partitioning for XC2000/XC3000
     xnfmerge     Merge of hierarchial XNF files for XC2000/XC3000

NOTE: the main Xilinx design manager program is --->"XDM"


MENTOR v8.2_5 Interface programs

( Directory: $LCA/com/hppa --- ( $LCA = environment variable ))
     fncsim8      Script to run functional simulation
     gen_sch8     Script that calls the gen_sch8 program
     men2xnf8     Script to go from Mentor schematic files to XNF files
---> pld_da       Scripts to run Design Architect with Xilinx Libraries
     pld_dmgr     Scripts to run Design Manager with Xilinx Libraries
     pld_dve      Script to run Design Viewpoint Editor with Xilinx specified 
                  properties for enwrite
     pld_dve_ba   Script to run Design Viewpoint Editor to import a 
                  back-annotated file for quicksim
     pld_dve_sim  Script to run Design Viewpoint Editor with Xilinx specified
                  properties for quicksim
     timsim8      Script to run timing simulation
     DA.setup     Setup file used by gen_sch8
NOTE: the main Xilinx design manager for Mentor Graphics is --->"pld_da"

INSTALLATION

Before you can run any of the Xilinx packages, you must make a modification to your .cshrc or .profile file before you can run it.

Bourne Shell and Korn Shell users must add the following line to their .profile file:

. /usr/local/scripts/setup.xact.sh

C and Turbo C Shell users must add the following line to their .cshrc or their .login file:

source /usr/local/scripts/setup.xact.csh

The "setup.xact.(sh or csh)" environment variables are necessary so that Xact can be used properly.


RUNNING

Each of the software packages listed above will display a "help" menu of that command, if the package name is executed with NO parameters!!!!

The main Xilinx Design Manager package, which is a window based package is invoked by typing:

XDM

The main Xilinx Design Manager package, which CALLS the Mentor Graphics package 'design architect' with the Xilinx librarys, is invoked by typing:

pld_da



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