Xilinx ISE

The following steps are necessary to create a bit file from a synthesized mMIPS which can be mapped to the Celoxica development board.

1. Launch Cygwin from the start menu or by clicking the desktop icon.

2. Change the path to the directory which contains your mmips.edf file.

cd /cygdrive/d/mmips/mips/mmips

3. Run ise with the command

ise

4. The EDF file is uploaded to the server. Next, the file is converted into a bitstream for the FPGA. On success, the bitstream file 'mips_fs_sp.bit' is downloaded and stored in the current directory. The file is then ready to be programmed into the FPGA.