Virtex II Pro/405GP

James Campbell jcampbell at
Wed Apr 17 06:49:01 EST 2002

On Tue, 2002-04-16 at 12:44, Peter Ryser wrote:
> James,
> I do have some experience with this chip :-)

Ah, good.  At least I'm not stumbling in the dark here.

> Internally, we tested the latest Linux development kernel and found that it
> works just fine on our FPGA (2VP7FF672, one CPU, eight 3.125 Gbit IOs).

Great.  We are using the 2VP7's as well, with two National DP83865 GigE
phys on the gbit IOs.  We have just recieved our kit with the Xilinx ISE
software to start playing with it, and are hoping to get our boards back
from the manufacturer next week.

I was just curious if you had to use any esoteric patches on the (v2.5
I'm assuming) kernel?  Also, did you have to worry about using a full
featured boot loader like ppcboot?  Any pointers would be helpful.


James Campbell

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