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Digital Systems Experimenter Kit

DSX

DSX Software

Installation Guide v2
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Written by Mark Benjamin
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Contents
Operating System Support ............................................................................................................. 4
DSX Kirra 2.30 Installation.............................................................................................................. 5
1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Installation ....................................................................................... 5
2. Run Software Installer ..................................................................................................................... 6
3. License Agreement.......................................................................................................................... 6
4. Choose Components ....................................................................................................................... 6
5. Installation Directory ...................................................................................................................... 7
6. Start Menu Folder ........................................................................................................................... 7
7. Setup Complete............................................................................................................................... 8
Xilinx ISE 13.2 Software Installation ............................................................................................... 9
1. Run Software Installer ..................................................................................................................... 9
2. Welcome Screen ............................................................................................................................. 9
3. Accept License Agreements (1 of 2).............................................................................................. 10
4. Accept License Agreements (2 of 2).............................................................................................. 11
5. Select Edition to Install ................................................................................................................. 12
6. Select Installation Options ............................................................................................................ 13
7. Select Destination Directory ......................................................................................................... 14
8. Installation Options Summary ...................................................................................................... 15
9. Installation .................................................................................................................................... 16
Xilinx ISE License Setup .................................................................................................................17
1. Create Account - Part 1 ................................................................................................................. 17
2. Create Account - Part 2 ................................................................................................................. 18
3. Create Account - Part 3 ................................................................................................................. 19
4. Create Account - Part 4 ................................................................................................................. 20
5. Start Xilinx ISE ............................................................................................................................... 21
6. Licensing Options .......................................................................................................................... 21
7. Local System Information ............................................................................................................. 22
8. Product Licensing - Part 1 ............................................................................................................. 23
9. Product Licensing - Part 2 ............................................................................................................. 24
10. Generate Node License - Part 1, 2 and 3 .................................................................................... 25
11. Generate Node License - Part 4 .................................................................................................. 26
12. Generate Node License - License Agreement ............................................................................. 27
13. Confirmation ............................................................................................................................... 28
14. Manage Xilinx Licenses ............................................................................................................... 29
Microchip MPLAB IDE 8.90 Software Installation ..........................................................................30
1. Download MPLAB v8.90 ................................................................................................................ 30
2. Run the Installer Program ............................................................................................................. 31
3. MPLAB Tools Window ................................................................................................................... 32
4. MPLAB IDE License Agreement ..................................................................................................... 32
5. Setup Type .................................................................................................................................... 33
6. Choose Destination Location ........................................................................................................ 33
7. Application Maestro License ......................................................................................................... 34
8. MPLAB C32 License ....................................................................................................................... 34
9. Start Copying Files ......................................................................................................................... 35
10. File Installation ............................................................................................................................ 35
11. InstallShield Wizard Complete .................................................................................................... 36

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Important Note
The DSX 2011 Software DVD contains outdated software. Only Xilinx ISE v13.2, and the .NET
Framework v4.0 software should be installed from the DVD. The latest version of DSX Kirra, and
Microchip MPLAB needs be download.
DSX Kirra is available for download from UTS Online under the following path:
UTS Online -> DSXonline -> DSX Kirra -> New Version -> Full Installer (DSX Kirra + OS + Driver)
MPLAB can be downloaded from the Microchip Technology website at the following link:
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=
en019469&part=SW007002
This link will open the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment webpage. The download link
can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the webpage, and within the Downloads section, select
MPLAB IDE v8.90.

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Operating System Support


This guide is only intended for students who are running one of the following Microsoft Windows
operating systems on their PC:

Windows XP
Vista (32 or 64 bit)
Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)

Linux variants or MacOS are not supported at this time. At this stage no version of Xilinx ISE Supports
Windows 8.

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DSX Kirra 2.30 Installation


1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Installation
DSX Kirra requires version 4 of the .NET framework in order for it to run. Please run the
dotNETFx40_Full_x86_x64 installer (on the DSX 2011 Software DVD this can be found in the dotNET
Framework v4 folder).
Please follow the prompts to install the .NET framework.
If version 4 of the .NET Framework is already installed on your PC the following screen will show:

In this case it is not necessary to Repair the .NET Framework 4 to its original state, so simply press
Cancel.

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2. Run Software Installer


Run the DSX_Kirra_230_Setup.exe file, which has been downloaded from UTS Online.

3. License Agreement
Press I Agree on the DSX Kirra License Agreement.

4. Choose Components
Ensure the Application, SPE Driver and OS Firmware components are all selected. Press Next> to
continue.

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5. Installation Directory
Select a destination folder for the installation the DSX Kirra files. Its recommend to leave the
destination folder as the default value. Click on the Install button to continue.

6. Start Menu Folder


Select a Start Menu Folder for the DSX Kirra shortcuts. Press Next> to continue.

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7. Setup Complete
The next screen will indicate that DSX Kirra has successfully installed. Press the Finish button.

>>> DSX Kirra installation is now complete <<<

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Xilinx ISE 13.2 Software Installation


1. Run Software Installer
Go to the Xilinx_ISE-DS_Win_13.2_O.61xd0.0 folder, and run the xsetup application. (For Windows
7 users, please right click on the xsetup application, and select Run as administrator).

2. Welcome Screen
Click on Next >

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3. Accept License Agreements (1 of 2)


Click on "I accept and agree to the terms and conditions above." and then click Next >.

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4. Accept License Agreements (2 of 2)


Click on "I accept and agree to the terms and conditions above." and then click Next >.

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5. Select Edition to Install


Click on ISE WebPACK, then click on Next >

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6. Select Installation Options


a. Remove the ticks from the following:

Acquire or Manage a License Key


Install WinPCap for Ethernet Hardware Co-simulation
Install Cable Drivers

b. Click on Next >

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7. Select Destination Directory


Please install Xilinx ISE to the default directory path: C:\Xilinx\13.2, and then click on Next >

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8. Installation Options Summary


Click on Install

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9. Installation
The installation software will start copying files across to your computer, and this process will take
between 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Once the Install Completed screen appears, click on Finish.

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Xilinx ISE License Setup


Before Xilinx ISE can be used, you need to acquire a license file from Xilinx. The license is free, and
perpetual. In order to complete this process you will need to create an online registration with Xilinx.

1. Create Account - Part 1


Please go to the following URL:
https://secure.xilinx.com/account
Click on the Create Account link.
Note if you already have an account with Xilinx, simply sign in using your User ID and Password,
and then skip to Step 5: Start Xilinx ISE.

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2. Create Account - Part 2


For the purposes of creating an account with Xilinx please use your UTS Student Email Address for
the Corporate Email address. Once all details have been entered, click on Create Account.

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3. Create Account - Part 3


Xilinx will send an Account Activation email to the address specified in the previous Create Account
step. In order to complete the account activation process please click on the link in the email.
You will then be required to log into your Xilinx account using the User ID and Password specified in
the Create Account step.

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4. Create Account - Part 4


a. In My Profile, expand the Personal Information section.

b. Enter the following information:

Company/Organisation: University of Technology, Sydney


Address 1: 15 Broadway
City: Ultimo
State/Province: NSW
Postal/Zip Code: 2007
Country: Australia
Phone (include area code): +61295142000
Preferred Language: English
Job Function: Student
Industry: Academic/Research

c. Click on Save Profile.


d. Leave your Web Browser Open.

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5. Start Xilinx ISE


Double click on the Xilinx ISE Design Suite Icon located on the Windows Desktop:

The ISE software will start, and you will presented with a licensing options window.

6. Licensing Options
Click on the Get Free ISE WebPack License and click on Next

Please DO NOT Close the Xilinx License Configuration Manager Window.


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7. Local System Information


The Xilinx License Configuration Manager will present a window with the local system information.
For the ISE WebPack License this information is actually not used.
Click on Connect Now.

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8. Product Licensing - Part 1


The product licensing webpage will open up in your browser. Check that all required information is
filled in, and then click on Next.

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9. Product Licensing - Part 2


Click on ISE Design Suite: WebPACK License then click on Generate Node Locked License.

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10. Generate Node License - Part 1, 2 and 3


Click on Next.

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11. Generate Node License - Part 4


Click on Next.

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12. Generate Node License - License Agreement


Click on the Accept button.

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13. Confirmation
a. The license file will be sent to your email address.

b. Please download the Xilinx.lic license file from your email, and place it on the Windows Desktop.

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14. Manage Xilinx Licenses


a. Return back to the Xilinx License Configuration Manager window. Make sure the Manage Xilinx
Licenses tab is selected.

b. Click on Copy License...


c. In the file dialog box, go to the Windows Desktop and select the Xilinx.lic file, and click on the
Open button.
d. A dialogue box will appear indicating the license installation was successful. Press OK.

e. In the Xilinx License Configuration Manager window click on Close.


>>> The Xilinx ISE Software Installation and Licensing setup process is now complete <<<
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Microchip MPLAB IDE 8.90 Software Installation


1. Download MPLAB v8.90
The DSX 2011 Software DVD contains an old copy of MPLAB, therefore you should download and
install the latest copy which is version 8.90. Please goto this link on the Microchip Website:
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en
019469&part=SW007002
This link will take you to the MPLAB Integrated Development Environment Webpage.

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Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage to get the Download links. Click on the MPLAB IDE v8.90
link.

2. Run the Installer Program


Unzip the contents of the MPLAB_IDE_8_90.zip file to new folder on your PC. Run the setup.exe
application. (For Windows 7 users, please right click on the setup.exe application, and select Run as
administrator).

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3. MPLAB Tools Window


Press Next >

4. MPLAB IDE License Agreement


Click on "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and then click on Next >.

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5. Setup Type
Click on Complete and then click on Next >.

6. Choose Destination Location


Its recommended to install MPLAB to the default destination folder. Click on Next >

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7. Application Maestro License


Click on "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and then click on Next >.

8. MPLAB C32 License


Click on "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and then click on Next >.

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9. Start Copying Files


Click on Next >.

10. File Installation


Allow the files to be copied.

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11. InstallShield Wizard Complete


Click on Finish.

>>> The Microchip MPLAB IDE Software Installation is now complete <<<

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