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Add board to ISE

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In ISE's new project wizard there is a section for "Evaluation Development Board". I'm using a board that is not on the list and would like to know how to add one to it.

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Hi,

You can add your own board following the steps:

1. Go to ..\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\EDK\board\Xilinx\boards

2. Create a folder board

3. In your folder board create "data" folder

4. Create a .xbd file

5. Open this file and edit with the necessary parameters

 

For example, I add a Nexys4 board. The path for the Digilent_Nexys4.xbd file, in my case is: C:\Xilinx\14.7\ISE_DS\EDK\board\Xilinx\boards\Digilent_Nexys4\data

The file content is: 

ATTRIBUTE VENDOR = Digilent
ATTRIBUTE NAME = Nexys4
ATTRIBUTE REVISION = B
ATTRIBUTE SPEC_URL = www.digilentinc.com
ATTRIBUTE CONTACT_INFO_URL = http://www.digilentinc.com/Support/Support.cfm
ATTRIBUTE DESC = Digilent Nexys4 Evaluation Platform
ATTRIBUTE LONG_DESC =  '-'


                                                                                                   

BEGIN FPGA
  ATTRIBUTE INSTANCE = fpga_0
  ATTRIBUTE FAMILY = artix7
  ATTRIBUTE DEVICE = xc7a100t
  ATTRIBUTE PACKAGE = csg324
  ATTRIBUTE SPEED_GRADE = -1
  ATTRIBUTE JTAG_POSITION = 1 
END

 

Please see the result:

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Best regards,

Cristian

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Hello,

The "Evaluation Development Board" field is only for the Xilinx development board. If you don't have one, then you should select the family, device, package and speed.

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Best regards,

Cristian

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Hello,

The "Evaluation Development Board" field is only for the Xilinx development board. If you don't have one, then you should select the family, device, package and speed.

That's what I've done before, but I found this screenshot from a University of Utah tutorial pdf that shows someone has added the Nexys 3.

Here's the pdf: http://www.ece.utah.edu/~kalla/ECE3700/ISE-Tutorial_Nexy3_Full.pdf

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