Programming waveshare core3s250e with Impact and ISE 14.1

Folks,
Sorry if this is off-topic. I have a project that uses the above
board, which has an Spartan 3E chip and an EEPROM for holding the config.
If I load Impact on its own I can program the prom, press reset and the
code runs.
If I run the same step from within ISE it fails as I havn't assigned a
file to the FPGA chip, and its on the JTAG chain and I haven't assigned
a file.
If I remove it from the config in the Impact project it fails because
Impact does a boundry scan and finds it and complains because no file is
assigned.
Any idea what I am doing wrong?
Dave Wade
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David Wade
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On January 2nd, 2016, David Wade sent: |-----------------------------------| |"Folks, | |Sorry if this is off-topic. [. . .]| |[. . .]" | |-----------------------------------|
It is on topic.
|-----------------------------------| |"[. . .] | | | |Any idea what I am doing wrong? | | | |Dave Wade" | |-----------------------------------|
Blaming thyself instead of Xilinx.
Regards, Paul Colin Gloster
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Nicholas Collin Paul de Gloucester
Impact is very poorly integrated into ISE. I have found that the only reliable way to open Impact from an ISE project is to use the process "Manage Configuration Project (iMPACT)" under "Configure Target Device."
Out of curiosity, what version of ISE are you running, and what operating system?
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Gabor
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GaborSzakacs
This is working for me... ... but it feels like my Nexys 2 board which I can program with the Digilent Adept tools is much cleaner to use even though it is less capable....
For this project 14.1 on Windows/10 (there is a minor hack to get it owrking)....
Dave G4UGM
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David Wade
On January 5th, 2016, David Wade sent: |--------------------------------------------------------------------| |"[. . .] | | | |For this project 14.1 on Windows/10 (there is a minor hack to get it| |owrking).... | | | |Dave | |G4UGM" | |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
Is Windows 10 better or worse than other operating systems for FPGA work?
Regards, Paul Colin Gloster
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Nicholas Collin Paul de Gloucester
I think Windows/7 is pobably still better. I use 10 because I need it for other reasons. I have XP in a VMWARE VM for A parrallel printer port programmer...
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David Wade
On January 6th, 2016, David Wade sent: |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |"On 05/01/2016 17:18, Nicholas Collin Paul de Gloucester wrote: | |> On January 5th, 2016, David Wade sent: | |> |--------------------------------------------------------------------| | |> |"[. . .] | | |> | | | |> |For this project 14.1 on Windows/10 (there is a minor hack to get it| | |> |owrking).... | | |> | | | |> |Dave | | |> |G4UGM" | | |> |--------------------------------------------------------------------| | |> | |> Is Windows 10 better or worse than other operating systems for FPGA | |> work? | | | |I think Windows/7 is pobably still better. I use 10 because I need it for| |other reasons. I have XP in a VMWARE VM for A parrallel printer port | |programmer..." | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Thanks for this feedback.
Regards, Paul Colin de Gloucester
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Colin Paul de Gloucester

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