Posted on January 28, 2011
RapidSmith has had a major update release to version 0.3.0. A major change was changing the device files version (requiring you to rebuild the device files). This was done to enable preliminary support of a lot of legacy devices from Xilinx (Spartan 2, Spartan 2E, Spartan 3, Spartan 3A, Spartan 3ADSP, Spartan 3E, Virtex, Virtex E, Virtex 2, and Virtex 2 Pro). An new experimental timing report parser (Xilinx Trace TWR report files) has been added. Several bug fixes and a new FamilyType to help users distinguish the Xilinx FPGA families is now integrated. Several bug when routing Virtex 5 designs have been fixed. See Release Notes for more details. You can download it now or check it out using SVN.