from Mike Lowey
There is a problem installing the version that we are using this
semester on Pentium 4 computers. It has to do with a Java
incompatibility that is addressed here. It requires copying the
installation CD to the hard drive and then replacing the Java files
with new ones downloaded from here. The students would then run the
installation from the modified local copy. I have downloaded the file
(approx 5 Megs) and saved the instructions to a file in the CS150-TA
shared directory called "P4Xilinx_Install".
There are no upgrades paths available to the students through
Xilinx from their free packages.
When installing the software the students will be asked to
register the software and the process will also generate a local
license for them. They should follow the Internet registration option
and register as a new user (with their own name and the serial number
provided on the package) when they get to the site. Their license will
be sent to them by email.
The students CANNOT use the normal Xilinx Tech support where you
call or email an actual Xilinx technician. There is another site that
they can go to though http://xup.msu.edu. This is a Xilinx
educational program site and is staffed by two grad students who are
able to give technical help to students. Students can also contact me
about installation questions but I would prefer not to get "how do
I make a macro" everyday use questions.
- I have copied the service packs into the shared directory as
well. There are two folders (SP7 and SP8). They are each about
100Megs. Students could use the Zip drives to grab them. I am also
able to log in to fileservice.eecs.berkeley.edu from home. If the
students had a fast enough connection, they could get the service
packs that way as well. It is possible that they don't need them, but
I always use them. If they are going to use them then they have to
install SP7 BEFORE SP8 or some of the Verilog features won't
- Additional info: doc, pdf
From Gabriel's email:
Product ID: DFE289316455
I tried it today and it worked. The installation process is very long. It
starts going to:
NOTE: if the browser does not launch automatically, just go to this
url and register.
You have to create a profile before you can register the software. You
have to enter the machine name, hard drive number, etc. Then they email
you the code to start the installation. Finally (hundreds of Megs after)
the email you the license.dat file, which you must copy somewhere to your
hard disk and set some environment variable to point to it.
And you are almost done. Mike says that they should download the service
packages 7 and 8, which are in the Shared directory. I haven't tried that
but it should be straight forward.