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> -----Original Message-----
> From: matt [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:25 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel PLD/CUPL Question
>
>
> Thanks , Rob. I have installed the free Atmel Protel on a
> differetn machine
> and opened all PLD library files with a hex editor. I have found a file
> called Atmel.DL which had the descriptions for all the Atmel CPLD's ,
> including the one I needed . I then replaced the full blown PRotel PLD
> library file (there was an identically named file in the full blown protel
> library\pld folder ) and now all the missing chips are available. I was
> going to test the functionality by compiling a known design to verify if
> there are any version incompatibilities, but since you had this
> working the
> same way I'll use it without additional sanity checks.
>
> It's interesting to note that Atmel supplies the Altium/PRotel
> schematic and
> PLD tool as a free download , packaged with a VHDL compiler for
> FPGA's . The
> PRotel executables are the regular PRotel 99se (with sp6 included) files,
> libraries are trimmed down to just Atmel parts but are more recent . The
> Atmel.DL file I needed is dated 1998 , whereas the official PRotel 99se
> Atmel.dl library file is even older. This just shows how much
> effort PRotel
> really spends for the fixes and upgrades. All they had to do was
> include the
> new Atmel library in their sp6 or make it downloadable off their website ,
> since it is already available for free from Atmel. It took me a
> few hours in
> all , from the clueless stage to having it working . It should
> take about 10
> minutes in all for a software engineer who knows the Protel libraries and
> knows they have this free PLD/FPGA design tool deal with Atmel.
> That's what,
> $10 in cost for a library upgrade, at most ? i had initially suggested our
> customer to go with xilinx and use their coolrunner parts since
> the webpack
> is free and works
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: "matt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 11:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel PLD/CUPL Question
>
>
> >
> >
> > If you look in the Design Explorer 99 SE\Library\PLD directory you will
> find the
> > files for Protel PLD including Atmel.DL which as I recall contains the
> info you
> > are looking for.  I did this type of thing more than 2 years ago so I
> can't
> > remember exactly, but all CUPL files are there. At one point with Protel
> 99 PLD
> > was fighting me so much that I created the CUPL file in Protel than
> compiled it
> > with WINCUPL. Later with Protel 99 SE I compiled it fine.
> >
> > I just changed the ATMEL.DL file and the PLD configure options
> changed to
> match,
> > so I suspect this is the file you want to copy.
> >
> >
> > You might also try renaming the Protel PLD directory to something else
> then
> > copying the Atmel PLD directory over, so the full version of Protel uses
> the
> > Atmel Files.
> >
> > Rob
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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