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Xilinx Design Suite Linux Installation

On this page you can find the needed actions to install Xilinx Design Suite

All information on this page are tested for a (K)Ubuntu 10.04 (and newer) amd64 Linux. The console commands are intended for a bash console running on Ubuntu, perhaps it needs to be adapted to your system.

The <version> placeholder needs to be replaced by the wished version of the Design Suite The <platform> placeholder needs to be replaced by the platform you're using

e.g. <version> = 11.1 ; <platform> = lin or lin64

Prepare installation

Be sure you've done the previous step Linux Preparation

Download Xilinx Design Suite

In order to install Xilinx Design suite the following files need to be downloaded from the Xilinx Webpage

Download page

  • Xilinx_ISE_DS_<version>.tar

Unpack

VERSION='14.7_1015_1'
tar xvf Xilinx_ISE_DS_$VERSION.tar -C /tmp/

Execute installer

sudo /tmp/Xilinx_ISE_DS_$VERSION/xsetup &

Follow Instructions

If possible install at location /opt/eda/xilinx

Add environment var

The export commands needed to be written into the /etc/profile file in order to survive a reboot

PATH environment variable

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/Xilinx/<version>/ISE/bin/<platform>
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/Xilinx/<version>/EDK/bin/<platform>
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/Xilinx/<version>/EDK/lib/<platform>
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/Xilinx/<version>/PlanAhead/bin
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/Xilinx/<version>/Chipscope/bin/<platform>

Xilinx specific environment variable

export XILINX=/opt/eda/xilinx/$VERSION/ISE
export LMC_HOME=$XILINX/lib/<platform>
export XILINX_PLANAHEAD=/opt/eda/xilinx/$VERSION/PlanAhead
export XILINX_EDK=/opt/eda/xilinx/<version>/EDK
export XILINX_DSP=/opt/eda/xilinx/<version>/DSP_Tools/<platform>
export CHIPSCOPE=/opt/eda/xilinx/<version>/Chipscope
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$XILINX/lib/lin64:$XILINX_EDK/lib/<platform>:$CHIPSCOPE/lib/<platform>:$CHIPSCOPE/xilinx/lib/<platform>:$XILINX_DSP/sysgen/lib
export TEMP=/tmp
export TMP=/tmp

Give ISE the rights to write into it's installation folder

sudo chmod -R a+rw /opt/Xilinx

Execute ISE

ise
coregen
xps

Possible Problems

gmake: gmake is called make in all Linux, in order that XPS can find gmake a softlink has to be created

sudo ln -s /usr/bin/make /usr/bin/gmake

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