To begin debugging a suspected hardware issue on the SP601, please see (Xilinx Answer 44022) Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit - Board Debug Checklist.
To see the Design Advisories associated with the SP601, please see (Xilinx Answer 43769) Design Advisory Master Answer Record for Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit.
The SP601 Board Debug Checklist and SP601 Design Advisory Master Answer Record form part of (Xilinx Answer 43745) Xilinx Boards and Kits Solution Center - available to address all questions related to Xilinx Boards and Kits.
Board/Kit Related Issues
(Xilinx Answer 33229) SP601 - Problems running Base Reference Design on Windows Vista
(Xilinx Answer 33319) SP601 - HyperTerminal does not automatically detect USB UART Bridge
(Xilinx Answer 33569) Development Boards - Where can I find the USB UART driver?
(Xilinx Answer 37579) What device do I have on my board? Is it an Engineering Sample or Production silicon?
(Xilinx Answer 39210) Boards - Directory structure of CF card changed
(Xilinx Answer 40350) Development Boards - Do 6 Series Evaluation Kits from Xilinx support eFuse?
(Xilinx Answer 40705) Development Boards - BRD GUI on Windows 7
(Xilinx Answer 52472) - 14.x - 6 Series Boards and Kits - Are TRDs and Example Designs available for 14.x?
Documentation Related Issues
(Xilinx Answer 33220) SP601 Rev C - Schematic shows reference to sa16cs324. What is this block?
(Xilinx Answer 33221) SP601 - Schematics point to XC6SLX16 I/O net names that differ from Packaging and Pinout Specifications and package files
(Xilinx Answer 43918) Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit - Is the Spartan-6 on the board in a CS324 or CSG324 package?
11.5 Software Information
Software version 11.5 includes important updates and supports production devices for the Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 device families. However, several work-arounds might be required for Virtex-6 and some Spartan-6 FPGA customers using ISE 11.5 software. Please review (Xilinx Answer 32147) before you upgrade to ISE 11.5 software. These work-arounds are addressed in ISE 12.1 software, released in May 2010.
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