Running the Program

Ready Tera Term Pro

  1. Open Tera Term Pro (Browse to "\Program Files\TTERMPRO\ttermpro.exe")
  2. Choose Serial and select the appropriate COM port (the one to which the board is connected) from the Port: drop down menu.
  3. Go to Setup => Serial Port... and change the Baud rate to 57600 (or whatever you specified in your project) from the drop down menu. Click OK
  4. Tera Term is now ready to receive data. NOTE: (If you are unsure about what rate you choose, this can be found by double-clicking RS232 in the System Assembly view. It is the number given for UART Lite Baud Rate).

Download Peripheral Test to the Board

(Assumes that the bitstream has been generated successfully)

Method 1: Directly from XPS

  1. Download the bitstream to the board via Device Configuration => Download Bitstream or by clicking on the toolbar icon. (NOTE: XPS will recompile/regenerate everything that is not current before downloading the bitstream)

Method 2: Using iMPACT

  1. Open iMPACT via Program Files => Xilinx ISE 8.1i => Accessories => iMPACT
  2. When the iMPACT Project dialogue box pops up, click Cancel You should see the workspace.
  3. Right-click on the workspace and choose Initialize Chain. Click OK at the Boundary-Scan Chain Contents Summary window.
  4. You will see the Assign New Configuration File window. Click Bypass for the xccace (first) block.
  5. For the xc2vp70 block, browse to the location of your generated bitstream (e.g. "\ProjectFolder\implementation\download.bit"). Select this file and click Open. Click OK at the Add Virtex-II Pro/Virtex-4 Object Files window to return to the workspace.
  6. Right click on the xc2vp70 block, and choose Program. Click OK to download to the board.

Method 3: Using ChipScope

  1. Open ChipScope via Program Files => ChipScope Pro 8.1i => ChipScope Pro Analyzer
  2. Click on the Open Cable/Search JTAG Chain button located in the upperleft corner.
  3. Click OK at the window that pops up.
  4. Right click on xc2vp70 in the box in the upper-lefthand corner. Choose Configure.
  5. Choose Select New File and browse to the location of your generated bitstream (e.g. "\ProjectFolder\implementation\download.bit").
  6. Click OK to download to the board.
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