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Create PLD Design

Hi,

 

I saw that I can use Multisim to create a FPGA design using a Nexys 3 board. When I go to File -> New... I have a lot of options such as NI DAQ or NI Elvis, but no PLD Design. How do I enable/create/install a PLD templace in order to program my FPGA? I have Multisim 13.0 Power Pro installed.

 

Thank you.

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Hi there,

 

Since you've already have the Multisim 13.0 Power Pro, you only need to install the Xilinx ISE Tools 14.7 Full Product Installation

The ISE Design Suite can be found here:

http://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.html/content/xilinx/en/downloadNav/design-tools.html

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It's 6.18GB for Windows System which takes a little bit longer time to download.

 

After you Installed the ISE Design Suite, you need to apply for a license on the Xilinx Website if you do not have one. It's free for a whole year I think. Note that only when you installed the license correctly, you then can download the Schematic or VHDL succsessfully to your FPGA Boards.

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When you completed the two steps above, you should see the PLD design icon when you creat a new design.

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Here are some links might be useful when you start your Digilent Boards Design in Multisim.

Getting Started with Digilent Boards in Multisim

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/14871/en/

Digital Counters

http://www.ni.com/white-paper/14947/en/

 

 

Hope it helps.

 

Regards,

Chen_T
National Instruments
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I have xilinx ise 14.7 installed, but no pld template installed in multisim. Maybe I need to copy some files in certain folders to make them work one with the other?
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Hi,

 

Please have a look at this page: 

https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-31246

 

The PLD schematic was designed for the Education Edition and the Power Pro doesn't have this option. However, if you want to use this option, please create a service request at:

http://www.ni.com/support/

Tien P.

National Instruments
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Hello, you need to install the Multisim Education Edition.

 

Regards.

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