Topic: Running the ISE Design Suite

Hi all,

I wanted to follow the FPGA tutorial [0], but I'm afraid I'm lost at the "we will use the ISE Design Suite and install the WebPACK edition. There are some documents on the Internet on how to install ISE. ". I found some document of the install process [1] and went to the linked download page on Xilinx, but everything seems to be for x86 (or 64 bits variant).

What am I supposed to do ? Run the Xilinx software on anothe (x86) computer ? sad
Or can I use an x86 emulation software (qemu ?) to run x86 Xilinx ISE binaries on the Novena Laptop ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated !

Best Regards.

[0] FPGA_getting_started
[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xilinx_ISE_WebPACK

Re: Running the ISE Design Suite

Yes, running it on another x86/x64 computer is unfortunately the way to go at the moment.
With the PCB design, Novena has become self-reproduceable (with the help of KiCad), but the FPGA is still on our TODO list ...

Re: Running the ISE Design Suite

Ouch sad Thx for the info. If any freesoftware could be used on the Novena Laptop to reconfigure the FPGA, I'd be glad to know about it.
For the time being, I'll get a x86_64 running somewhere and go with xhost & DISPLAY.

Re: Running the ISE Design Suite

A full open-source toolchain was released a few days ago for a Lattice FPGA, which I think is the first time one has ever been successfully reverse engineered. Unfortunately Xilinx is a whole other kettle of fish.

Re: Running the ISE Design Suite

pelrun wrote:

A full open-source toolchain was released a few days ago for a Lattice FPGA, which I think is the first time one has ever been successfully reverse engineered. Unfortunately Xilinx is a whole other kettle of fish.

Now, I'm envious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUiNlmvVOq8 !