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license of xps_ethernetlite_v4_00_a

 

I need to develop a Ethernet driver in VHDL for FPGA, I am using the board spartan6 lx150t for developpment.  My client wants a Ethernet driver with a native interface. I read many ducuments of Xilinx on ethernet, finally I found that xps_ethernetlite_v4_00_a is provided at no additional cost with the Xilinx ISE Design Suite Embedded Edition software under the terms of the Xilinx End User License. And I can find the source code of this ip core, so can I say that this IP(xps_ethernetlite_v4_00_a) is opensource? Can I adapt the IP core to my projet? What I will do is deleting the PLB interface of this IP core. If I finaly succeed in simplifying this IP core, can my client use the IP core simplified without  any probleme of license? 

 

  

 

Thanks a lot

SONG Junli

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Re: license of xps_ethernetlite_v4_00_a

It is perfectly OK to modify this IP and use it on the S6LX150T board.

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Re: license of xps_ethernetlite_v4_00_a

And is it completely free for enterprise? there isn't any problem of license even if I modify it for business?

 

Thanks again

SONG Junli

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Re: license of xps_ethernetlite_v4_00_a

As long as you use the IP in a Xilinx device, you're OK.