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Hi @tuskiomi,

I believe the Xilinx logo is there to show that the Basys 2 uses a Xilinx FPGA.

The only software that I am aware of that supports development for the Spartan 3E FPGAs is Xilinx's ISE software. There is an official virtual machine release of the ISE 14.7 that does support the Basys 2 available here: https://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.html/content/xilinx/en/downloadNav/vivado-design-tools/archive-ise.html.

If you want to use a non-virtual machine version, perhaps in the interest of not having to fight with drivers and generally getting USB devices detected by the correct OS instance, you will need last version of the software was released back in 2013: However, you will need an older OS to properly run this version of ISE; the supported operating systems are listed on the corresponding Release Notes here: https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_7/irn.pdf#G4.365600.

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JColvin

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1 minute ago, JColvin said:

Hi @tuskiomi,

Do you perhaps mean the Basys 3? The Basys 2 with it's Spartan 3E chip has never been selectable in Xilinx's Vivado software; it only supports Xilinx's 7-series chips.

Thanks,
JColvin

Oh, strange, I assumed that the xilinx logo on the 2 meant that vivado supported it... What software is used to design RTL code for the Basys 2?

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