AR# 1028: Foundation HDL Editor: Compiling an ABEL file as a stand-alone CPLD design.
Foundation HDL Editor: Compiling an ABEL file as a stand-alone CPLD design.
To compile an XABEL file as a stand-alone CPLD design, you must tell the compiler that the design is a chip, rather than macro (part of a larger schematic). This will cause the compiler to generate a top-level PLD file with the pin information necessary to compile it as a stand-alone design.
In the HDL Editor, select Synthesis->Options. In the dialog box, make sure that the Compile option is set to Chip.
Select Synthesis->Compile to create a top-level PLUSASM (.PLD) file.