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Setting up the Project in XPS

Create New Project

  1. Start XPS via Program Files => Xilinx Platform Studio 8.2i => Xilinx Platform Studio
  2. At the Create new or open existing project window, select Base System Builder wizard (recommended) and click OK
  3. For Project file, browse to the directory in which you would like to store your project. Create a new folder within this directory and open it. The file name should be system.xmp. Click Save. XPS will save all the various project files and folders in this project folder. Click OK to move to tthe next window.
  4. The Base System Builder - Welcome window should appear. Select I would like to create a new design, and click Next
  5. At the Select Board window, make the following selections and click Next:
    • Board vendor: Rice University CMC - WARP Project
    • Board name: WARP FPGA and Radio Boards
    • Board revision: 1.0a
  6. Make sure PowerPC is your selected processor. Click Next
  7. The Configure PowerPC window should appear, make the following designations and click Next:
    • Processor clock frequency: 100.00 MHz
    • Bus clock frequency: 50.00 MHz (Bus speed should always be half of processor speed)
    • Processor configuration: FPGA JTAG
    • On-chip memory (OCM)
      • Data: 64 KB
      • Instruction: 128 KB
    • Cache setup should be unchecked
  8. The next windows are Configure IO Interfaces. Depending on the size of your window, a varying number of IO devices will be available on each screen. Make sure the following are checked (if an attribute is not enumerated, assume default configuration):
    • LED_7SEGMENT_1
    • LEDs_4Bit
    • Push_Buttons_4bit
      • Check Use interrupt for the Push_buttons_4bit IO device. IMPORTANT: If you fail to do so now, consult the Help Documentation to learn how to add them once the project is created.
    • RS232
      • Peripheral: OPB UARTLITE
      • Baudrate: 57600
    • EEPROM_0
    • DIPSWs_4bit
    • UNCHECK: SysACECompactFlash, Ethernet_MAC, radio_controller_0, radio_bridge_slot_*, SRAM0_ZBT_512Kx32, and SRAM1_ZBT_512Kx32
  9. At Add Internal Peripherals, click Remove in the right of the plb_bram_if_cntlr_1 box. Click Next
  10. At Software Setup, UNCHECK Memory test and Peripheral selftest. RS232 should be chosen for STDIN and STDOUT. Click Next.
  11. If you chose to keep the "Memory test" or "Peripheral selftest" simply click NEXT through configuration menu(s). Click Generate at the System Created window. Click Finish to exit the builder. Click OK to begin using XPS.

Setting up the Peripheral Test in XPS

  1. Click on the Applications tab in the left hand box. Right-click on Add Software Application Project... and choose Add Software Application Project.... Type in Peripheral Test, and click OK. You should see your project in the list of "Software Projects".
  2. Right-click on Sources and choose Add Existing Files.... You will want to add the following *.c files:
    • warplib.c
    • peripheral_test.c
  3. Next, right-click on Headers and choose Add Existing Files... You will want to add the following *.h file:
    • warplib.h
  4. Right-click on Default: ppc405_0_bootloop in the right hand menu. Uncheck Mark to Intialize BRAMs.
  5. Right-click on Project: Peripheral Test and check Mark to Initialize BRAMs. This step tells XPS to update the bitstream with your project.
  6. Right-click on Project: Peripheral Test and select Generate Linker Script. Make sure that each article under the Memory drop down menus is either set to iocm_cntlr or docm_cntlr. Click Generate
  7. Choose Update Bitstream by either accessing it through Device Configuration on the top menu, or by clicking on the toolbar button (it says "Bram Init" on it). This process will take 10-15 minutes depending on your computing speed. Longer may indicate an improper setup (esp. steps 4,5,6 of this section).
  8. The file is now ready to download to the board.

For help, please refer to the Help/FAQ page.