Chineese Xilinx programmer.

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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by sampedenawa » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:23 pm

Don't forget to power the target with external +5v source (the adapter itself does not source power)

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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:09 pm

PaulJ_2.0 wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:14 pm
I have exactly the same programmer as you.
Here is an upload of my supplied software:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
Thank you. This looks like the best candidate so far.
I think my CD didnt even work when I got it.
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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by terriblefire » Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:13 pm

arkadiusz.makarenko wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:09 pm
Thank you. This looks likevthe best candidate so far.
I think my CD didnt even work when I got it.
Mine was blank!
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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:29 pm

HAHAHAHHA!!!!
IT'S ALIVE!

3 times the charm... and whole day of trying different stuff.

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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by Danoo » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:05 pm

Great to see you have it working, :thumbup: have the same cheap unit, works well under Win 7, fortunately the CD that came with it had the same software has @PaulJ_2.0 linked :)

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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:31 pm

My happiness was a little bit premature. iMPACT and ISE was occasionally crashing unexpectedly, but I did find the fix which did allow me to do all I need.

URL (for future reference) : https://www.eevblog.com/forum/fpga/guid ... #msg479087
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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by adam » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:20 pm

Just for reference, in February 2020 Xilinx released a new version of ISE14.7 for Win10.

It's a Linux version in a VirtualBox, works well if you have a modern PC. No Win10 tweaks are needed like in native 14.7 (which actually work fine when tweaked).

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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by terriblefire » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:15 am

adam wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:20 pm
Just for reference, in February 2020 Xilinx released a new version of ISE14.7 for Win10.

It's a Linux version in a VirtualBox, works well if you have a modern PC. No Win10 tweaks are needed like in native 14.7 (which actually work fine when tweaked).
I stopped using ISE itself about 3 years ago. I have 10.1 and 14.7 installed on my linux VM and i use make files + auto scripts to make ucf files from my eagle schematics. I then use VSCode as an editor because it can show me errors immediately and underline them.

Honestly do not use actual ISE for code development if you can possibly avoid it.
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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by ctirad » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:49 am

Interesting. Could you please write some more details about your toolchain?

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Re: Chineese Xilinx programmer.

Post by stephen_usher » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:19 pm

I've been having "great fun" trying to get 14.7 working on an old laptop under Linux the last couple of days. A 2014 distro is too new as the drivers need kernel version 2.6 or older, but there are hacks and workarounds.

I won't be able to tell if it's properly working until I connect the TF536 though.

The information I used is here: https://rmdir.de/~michael/xilinx/
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