Hello guys, I've purchased a Digilent Atlys board recently. I'm trying to use impact to program it, but all my tried have failed. The USB driver ist installed successfully, but: 1- Adept won't detect the device 2- There's no plugin for ISE 14.1 What can I do about that? and if the problem is simply with the plugin, why doesn't Adept find the device? Anyone has experience with Adept? I downloaded the driver from Exar, the link can be found here: http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?NavPath=2,400,836&Prod=ATLYS With all the other stuff relevant. Any help is highly appreciated. Thank you.
Since ISE 13.x (12.x??), ADEPT ist supported and following different forums I'd believe it works. Have you tried ADEPT with 13.x? Just spend few minutes and try to find out how ADEPT is installed and work under 13.x and search for the releated docs for 14.1.
I have tried to do that, and failed, and that's why I posted the question here.
There are two tools, one as plugin and the second as standalone. Have you tested the standalone tool (failed to detect the chain?,to program? etc..), it's independent of the ISE version?
What is this standalone supposed to do? I just tried the plugin, and tried to play with the files directories to get it to work. Please guide me to the standalone version (or tell me what's it supposed to do).
Sorry, I haven't the standalone tools atm installed (an no digilent board either). But one remark: I've installed 14.1 and just observed, that ADEPT is already installed (must be done by ISE!?). The tool is supposed to communicate with your board without using ISE's Impact (primarly for programing, JTag IO..). On digilent's homepage, just go to "products\software"-page and you'll find the tools,drivers and docs. And you may find some manuals for mature products like basys2 etc. helpful (they use this standalone tool and have good tutorials).
OK, I'll try and inform you. Thanks for the info. :)
> What is this standalone supposed to do? Have you ever read the README of the Digilent tools? D gives you a tool for Linux and even Windows, with this tool you can directly program the FPGA. And it works, I've been there, done that... If this is working and if you want to program the Atlys flash device, then Xilinx' Impact comes into play. And this also works, been there, done that... Besides this, there are several threads in the Xilinx forums (Spartan and/or 'other boards'). Since you didn't mention it: I assume you are running with a SuSE 8.0 as your PCs OS, correct?
I'm using Windows actually. I never found any flash programs. All I found is the webpage I shared and some related tools. I searched a lot. All I found is this: https://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?NavPath=2,66,828&Prod=ADEPT2 and this https://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Catalog.cfm?NavPath=2,66&Cat=12 I downloaded Adept System, and the program couldn't find the driver. I expect at least that Adpet finds the device!!!!! Could you please explain what I have to do? Thanks.