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System Requirements for VisualApplets 3.3.2#

PC and Operating System#

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit)
  • PC Memory: Minimum 4 GByte, recommended: 8 GByte or better
  • Minimum available hard disk space: 1 GByte

Third-Party Software#

  • For compiling the SDK examples, a C++ Compiler is necessary.
  • Depending on the target platform (FPGA type) of the applets designed with VisualApplets, Xilinx Vivado (WebPACK (free) or Design Suite) or Xilinx ISE (WebPACK (free) or Design Suite). For details, see below.

The table below lists all Basler target hardware and the required Xilinx ISE and/or Vivado licenses.

Note that for building designs for mE5 marathon frame grabbers, it is strongly recommend to use Xilinx Vivado. Using Xilinx Vivado, the build process is much faster, and more complex designs can be fitted on the FPGA.

Which Xilinx Toolchain and Version for Which Frame Grabber Platform?#

Basler Frame Grabber Model microEnable (mE) WebPACK (Free License) ISE Design Suite Logic Edition
(Purchase Versiona)
Vivado Design Suite
(Purchase Versiona)
mE IV VD1-CL ISE version 9.2 or higher Recommended version: 9.2
PixelPlant PX100,
PixelPlant PX100e
ISE version 9.2 or higher Recommended version: 9.2
mE IV VD4-CL/PoCL Recommended version: 9.2
mE IV VQ4-GE/-GPoE Recommended version: 9.2
PixelPlant PX200e Recommended version: 9.2
mE5 ironman VQ8 CXP6-D Version 14.7
mE5 ironman VD8-PoCL Version 14.7
mE5 marathon VF2 ISE version 14.7,
Vivado versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
Version 14.7 Versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
mE5 marathon VCX-QP ISE version 14.7,
Vivado versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
Version 14.7 Versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
LightBridge VCL ISE version 14.7,
Vivado versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
Version 14.7 Versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
mE5 marathon VCL ISE version 14.7,
Vivado versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
Version 14.7 Versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b
mE5 marathon VCLx Versions between 2016.1 and 2020.1b

  1. A free, 30-days evaluation license is available.

  2. Basler recommends to use Vivado 2017.4. Building applets for mE5 platforms only works with Vivado 2020.1 or lower, as described in the Known Issues VisualApplets Release 3.3.2, section General.