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AllenB:
So, I just learned a potentially expensive lesson:

Bought a used Bittware XUS-P3R board at a very favorable price (for personal use). Went to get the supporting files from Bittware and had to sign up for a developer account, which resulted in a rep reaching out to me. Now I've learned that only the original purchaser is eligible for such delicacies. This seems like a policy mostly intended to place perfectly useful hardware in a 3rd world burn pile rather than somewhere it can be of use.

It's possible to reverse-engineer what FPGA pins are hooked to what devices (DRAM, transceiver cages, clock sources, etc) but what a huge pain in the behind.

Has anyone got some insight into a solution, or perhaps even a Vivado constraints file or similar data?

Thanks,
Allen

mark03:
That sucks, although I would think an even bigger problem is the lack of a Vivado license.  They don't mention a free license on the product page, even for the original purchaser.  The ultrascale stuff certainly isn't supported by the free webpack version.

asmi:

--- Quote from: mark03 on January 27, 2020, 06:38:24 pm ---The ultrascale stuff certainly isn't supported by the free webpack version.

--- End quote ---
That's not true. Quite a bit of it is supported in the free version: https://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/vivado/vivado-webpack.html#architecture

--- Quote ---Zynq® UltraScale™+ MPSoC   
XCZU2EG, XCZU2CG, XCZU3EG, XCZU3CG
XCZU4EG, XCZU4CG, XCZU4EV, XCZU5EG,
XCZU5CG, XCZU5EV, XCZU7EV, XCZU7EG, and XCZU7CG
   
Kintex UltraScale™ FPGA
XCKU025, XCKU035
 
Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA
XCKU3P. XCKU5P
--- End quote ---

AllenB:

--- Quote from: mark03 on January 27, 2020, 06:38:24 pm ---That sucks, although I would think an even bigger problem is the lack of a Vivado license.  They don't mention a free license on the product page, even for the original purchaser.  The ultrascale stuff certainly isn't supported by the free webpack version.

--- End quote ---

I've got that taken care of via a previous project. It just never occurred to me that the board details and tools would be kept behind a brick wall. Xilinx and Mellanox, to name two, make their board support stuff freely available for download. So now I've got to find a workaround. Suggestions/links/etc appreciated.

colorado.rob:
Can you get this information from the person you purchased the board from?  Surely they still have access to it.

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