Installing CoolRunner-II CPLD Starter Kit -- CSC400-Circuit Design F2011

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System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit), or Windows 7 (32-bit)
  • Internet Connection

Installing on Windows XP

  • Insert CoolRunner-II CPLD Starter Kit Resource CD into computer's CD drive.
  • An internet browser window should pop up automatically with the Xilinx CoolRunner-II page.
  • Click on the Software Install - CoolRunner-II Utility Window (exe) link:

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  • When the Opening CR-II UW Setup.exe window appears, click on Save File:

Opening CR-II UW Setup exe XP.png

  • Once the setup executable files has been fully downloaded. Navigate to the folder containing your downloaded file (titled CR-II UW Setup).
  • Double click on the file and follow the installation instructions and use default settings.
  • Once installation has completed, connect the LCD module to ports J3 and J4 on the CoolRunner-II and connect your CoolRunner-II to your computer using the USB (Do NOT use a USB hub).
  • Press BTN0 to reset the counter and LCD.
  • Go to Start --> All Programs --> Digilent --> Tools --> CoolRunner-II Utility Window.
  • Press the Start button in the Utility Window. Move SW0. If everything was installed correctly, you should see a power reduction in the utility window.

Installing on Windows Vista/7 (32-bit)

  • Insert CoolRunner-II CPLD Starter Kit Resource CD into computer's CD drive.
  • When the AutoPlay pops up, click on Run autorun.exe:

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  • An internet browser window should pop up with the Xilinx CoolRunner-II page.
  • Click on the Software Install - CoolRunner-II Utility Window (exe) link:

SoftwareInstallPage Vista 7.png

  • When the File Download window appears, click on Save:

File Download Vista 7.png

  • Once the setup executable files has been fully downloaded. Navigate to the folder containing your downloaded file (titled CR-II UW Setup).
  • Double click on the file and follow the installation instructions and use default settings.
  • Once installation has completed, connect the LCD module to ports J3 and J4 on the CoolRunner-II and connect your CoolRunner-II to your computer using the USB (Do NOT use a USB hub).
  • Press BTN0 to reset the counter and LCD.
  • Go to Start --> All Programs --> Digilent --> Tools --> CoolRunner-II Utility Window.
  • Press the Start button in the Utility Window. Move SW0. If everything was installed correctly, you should see a power reduction in the utility window.