mattk

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    mattk reacted to zygot in Offline Installer   
    I've been thinking that we've not been talking about the same things for a while now.
    In order to use your CMOD you need Vivado to create the configuration bitstreams. The last time I downloaded Vivado it was a file north of 40 GB. Yes, Gigabytes. Xilinx also supplies much smaller installers that require an internet connection in order to install Vivado on you PC.  Digilent supplies tools for standalone configuration of the FPGA using bitstream that you create. Also, their tools can supplement Vivado to allow Vivado Hardware Manager to use the Digilent configuration facilities. Digilent also has software development tools and APIs for compiling your own software applications using various interfaces found on their FPGA boards. These files are all reasonably small. Trying to do FPGA development in a room or building without any internet access is going to be difficult without full support from the IT people maintaining your network and computing resources.