AR# 3566: FPGA Express 2.0, Foundation Express 1.4: Patch version 2.0.3 available
FPGA Express 2.0, Foundation Express 1.4: Patch version 2.0.3 available
Keywords: FPGA Express, Foundation Express, patch, startup, bufg, PCI core
General Description: Synopsys has issued a patch to update both the Alliance version of FPGA Express and Xilinx's Foundation Express. This patch, version 2.0.3, fixes around 30 problems, documented in the RELEASE.HTM file contained within the patch.
This patch will upgrade Foundation Express 188.8.131.52 (the version shipped on CD with Foundation 1.4) or Foundation Express 184.108.40.20620, which was the patch made available at the beginning of March. Use Help -> About FPGA Express to see which version you have. For installation instructions on the Alliance version of FPGA Express, please consult the documentation at the Synopsys web site.
The most notable fixes in patch version 2.0.2 deal with the Xilinx PCI Core. The PCI Core flow, documented in (Xilinx Solution 3268) for VHDL, will now work correctly. A problem with module generation documented in (Xilinx Solution 3477) is also fixed.
Version 2.0.3 addes some fixes for illegal operation errors and crashes. It also hides unnecessary warning messages and fixes some RLOC errors.
Two unique patches are available. One patch is built specifically for the Xilinx Foundation release of FPGA Express. The other patch is built for the Synopsys Alliance version of FPGA Express.
Either patch will upgrade your Express to Build 220.127.116.1131
XILINX FOUNDATION EXPRESS ONLY:
If you have purchased FPGA Express from Xilinx with the Foundation F1.4 tools, then you are using Foundation Express. The patch for this OEM version of Synopsys software must be downloaded from the Xilinx FTP site at:
To install this patch, unzip the ZIP file and then simply double-click on the self-extracting .EXE file from Windows Explorer. You will be prompted for location of the Foundation Express software. The default location is C:\FNDTN\SYNTH.
This executable MUST be run from the same drive as the Foundation Express software. If Express is installed in D:\FNDTN\SYNTH, then the patch must be copied to a location on the D:\ drive and run from there. If the install program looks for a XC4000E.PTS file, then the patch executable has been run from a different drive and must be moved.
Foundation F1.5 uses Express 2.1.2 and Foundation F1.5 uses Express 2.1.3, which are both newer than this patch. This patch is to be used with Foundation F1.4 only.
SYNOPSYS FPGA EXPRESS ONLY:
If you have purchased FPGA Express directly from Synopsys, the installer within the patch is slightly different, so you will have to download the patch from the Synopsys FTP site. The installation details and all the files can be accessed from their web site at: