Here purchased a XUP VIIpro board (Digilent) today and trying a test with no success :) I am using EDK / ISE 6.3i with latest software update, Windows XP laptop PC.
It seems to have two problems.
First, when I first power-on, 'SYSTEM ACE' LED blinks in red, meaning something is wrong.
According to the hardware manual ug069, " JTAG configuration is by default from the Compact Flash. If a JTAG-based configuration is selected and a valid configuartion file is not found on the Comppact Flash card, the SYSTEM ACE ERROR LED flashes. "
One thing is that I do not have a Flash card !! -: It seems that I need to change jumpers or switches (i am not sure), but no idea how to manage this.
Second, when I first USB-connected between PC and the board, Windows machine automatically tried to find a device driver. Then something popped up saying " Hi speed USB device plugged into non-hi speed USB hub. ....will function at reduced speed ".
Still I am not sure if those 2 problems are really problems -: Anyway when I run 'hyperterminal' (with correct setting - 9600baud,8data bits, No Parity, 1 Stop bit and No flow control), nothing appears in hyperterminal. So it should be something wrong.
My goal is to configure using USB cable without Flash card and run 'hello world' with microblaze :) If someone has this experience (especially with XUP board), let me know how to shoot trouble.
Thankyou in advance