So… Some people here at Toppoint got themselves a Papilio Pro LX9 FPGA development board, containing an Xilinx Spartan XC6SLX9 FPGA with 64 MBit SPI Flash, 64 MBit SDRAM and 48 I/O pins.
This article is about how I got my first design running on it.
Among the downloadable software for this board is the Papilio Loader 2.6, written in Java.
The included build and run scripts did not work “out of the box”.
The commands that did work to build it are:
Also, I needed to install libftdi:i386 on my amd64 system to get it working.
I won’t cover acquiring and installing Xilinx ISE DS. I already had that installed (version 13.4), and whipping up a quick design for this board wasn’t too hard.
The LED1 will blink fast and get slower, every cycle taking double the time as before. When p overflows, it starts from the beginning.