TerryS

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    Vivado free for Artix-7?

    Thanks for all the help. I was able to finish the Vivado install and get through the 'blinky' tutorial. Very nice documentation. It didn't exactly match the 2018.3 version of Vivado that I installed, but close enough to have me blinking an LED in no time at all. Terry
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    Vivado free for Artix-7?

    Yep, my bad. I finally realized the download tool was reporting the rate in MBps (not mbps). So what I thought was only 1Mbps was really at least 8 times faster than that, which is about the limit of my rural internet service. The download is a whopping 18GB, which is going to take a while. Unfortunately, it kept stopping occasionally and reporting a file didn't download, and waiting for me to confirm and try again. So I couldn't just start the download and walk away. Anyway, I'm getting close. Thanks for the heads up on what to expect. It has been almost 20 years since I last did any FPGA work. Terry
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    Vivado free for Artix-7?

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm anxious to get started, but the download of Vivado from Xilinx is incredibly slow. Been trying for two days now. It downloads at a max of about 1Mbps, but often as slow as 64kbps. Just about back to dial up speeds!
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    Vivado free for Artix-7?

    Thanks for the welcome. Here is where I went to try to install Vivado: https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/software/tutorials/vivado-install-guide/start I got there from the Cmod A7 Programming Guide page: https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/cmod-a7-programming-guide/start then the "Getting started with Vivado " link: https://reference.digilentinc.com/vivado/getting_started/start Then the "Installing Vivado" link.
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    Vivado free for Artix-7?

    Thanks. I'm downloading the latest Vivado Web edition now. It is taking quite a long time (several hours at least). It wasn't clear to me what "Legacy" meant in this context. It looked like it was no longer relevant, but I couldn't find what should supersede it. Looking forward to getting started with the CMOD. Thanks again. Terry
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    Vivado free for Artix-7?

    I just purchased a CMOD A7 (through Digikey), believing that the tools needed were available free (Vivado). But the Digilent tutorial pages for installing Vivado all say "Legacy" and the Xilinx site says Vivado free only supports Spartan 6. Is there a free version of Vivado that I can use with the CMOD A7? Terry