AR# 8174: 5.1i CORE Generator, F_IP1 - Readme file for IP Update 1 for 5.1i on UNIX and PC platforms
5.1i CORE Generator, F_IP1 - Readme file for IP Update 1 for 5.1i on UNIX and PC platforms
Keywords: update, IP, Solaris, PC, HP-UX, install, COREGen, Xilinx, ISE
General Description: This answer record contains information on the 5.1i IP Update 1 Readme file.
Before you install the IP provided in this update, the 5.1i Xilinx ISE software must first be installed on your machine. Installing this version of the ISE software gives you access to the correct version of the CORE Generator application. IP update 1 for ISE 5.1i should not be installed over an existing ISE 5.2i installation.
Method 1: Automated Method using the Updates Installer
NOTE: The Updates Installer has been disabled for the remainder of the 5.x release. Please use the manual update outlined in Method 2.
NOTE: You must install ISE 5.1i software prior to installing 5.1i IP Update 1. This release includes the Updates Installer, which automatically locates the required update file archive and displays it in the selection window. You do not need to perform a separate download of the update file archive using this method.
1. Open the CORE Generator Updates Installer.
2. From the CORE Generator main GUI, select Tools -> Update Installer. If you do not see the Updates Installer option, this may indicate that you have not properly installed the ISE 5.1i software. Verify that you are using the ISE 5.1i software. If you are prompted for a proxy host, contact your administrator to determine the proxy host address and port number that you should be using to get through your fire wall.
3. Select "5.1i_IP_Update_1" from the list of updates in the Available Packages panel.
4. Click "Add To Install Queue" to add the zip file for the update to the installation queue. You may be prompted to enter a login name and password. Use the Xilinx login and password that you would normally use when downloading IP updates and software Service Packs.
5. Click "Install All Packages From Queue". This automatically initiates a download of the update. After the update is downloaded, the Updates Installer displays a dialog box indicating that it will be terminating the CORE Generator session and installing the downloaded archive. Another dialog box will indicate when the update installation is complete. You can then restart CORE Generator.
6. To confirm that you have installed the update properly, check the following file: C:\Xilinx\coregen\install\install_history (This assumes that your Xilinx software is installed in C:\Xilinx). Make sure that "fip_1" is noted at the top of the file, along with the current date and time.
Method 2: Manual Installation Method
1. Close the CORE Generator application if it is running.
PC - Unpack the zip file using WinZip 7.0 SR-1 or later.
UNIX - You can use some versions of UnZip to unpack this zip file, but certain known issues exist, as described in (Xilinx Answer 7711). Xilinx recommends that you download the "tar.gz" file and unpack it using the UNIX command line utilities "gunzip" and "tar" (not GNU tar). The date stamp of the "/user/sbin/tar" command you use must be February 10, 1998 or later. This version of "tar" is usually supplied with Solaris operating system versions 2.6 or later. WinZip and GNU "tar" are not recommended for extracting the "tar.gz" archive because of how they handle files with long path names. Please see (Xilinx Answer 11162) for more details.
3. Extract the zip file or tar.gz archive to the root directory of your Xilinx software installation. Allow the extractor utility you use to overwrite all existing files and maintain the directory structure pre-defined in the archive.
PC - The Xilinx software installation directory is typically located at C:\XILINX if the installation defaults were used.
UNIX - If you have already installed your Xilinx ISE software, the Xilinx installation directory location is the value of the "XILINX" variable, which is defined by your setup script. After sourcing your Xilinx setup script, type "echo $XILINX" to determine the location of your Xilinx installation. You may need system administrator privileges to install the patch.
4. Restart the Xilinx CORE Generator.
5. During start-up, the CORE Generator automatically detects that new IP has been added to your installation. It allows you to specify which IP customizers ("cores") are visible in your currently active CORE Generator project. For your current project, you can choose the following: - display only the latest versions for "All" cores in the catalog - update the catalog view to only add "New" cores to the display - make a "Custom" selection of cores visible in the CORE Generator catalog display for your current project
6. Determine whether the installation was successful by verifying that the new cores are visible in the CORE Generator GUI (such as "CORDIC V1.1" in the "Digital Signal Processing/Building Blocks" folder).