I haven't been able to use my old testbenches with the new ISE simulator. I get an error saying that the input file was not generated by ISE. True, I used Paint to generate BMP files, and then I use to use ModelSim to simulate the results and output to another BMP file.
I put in a case to Xilinx about this and the engineer told me how to switch the ISE simulation to ModelSim, but said that the "future" was with the ISE simulator.
This raises some questions: Will ModelSim be distributed free with the webpack? Is there any way to open an input file in the new ISE simulator? And if not, will there ever?
Brad Smallridge brad at aivision.com
some of the code:
type char_file is file of character; -- one byte each file my_file : char_file; file my_file2 : char_file; constant file_name : string := "infile.bmp"; constant file_name2 : string := "outfile.bmp";
file_open(my_file, file_name, read_mode); file_open(my_file2, file_name2, write_mode);