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Old 11-27-2007, 04:35 PM
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Default Xilinx Multilink Connection not working

Hi

I have a Xilinx Multilink cable that I would like to use to communicate
with a Xilinx VirtexII that is hosted on a PCI Mezzanine board. I
connected the PCI Mezzanine board with the cable following the
guidelines in the User Guide for Xilinx Impact. In other words, I
connected the GND, VCC, TDO, TDI, TCK and TMS. There is a green led on
the Multilink cable, which is not flashing although power supply should
be provided by the PCI card. The PCI card itself is working, so I dont
know if I have to switch into a special kind of mode so that the JTAG
interface is enabled? Does anyone have any experience with that? Or is
the Multilink cable probably broken?

Thanks for any assistance!
Philipp
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:01 PM
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Default Re: Xilinx Multilink Connection not working

Alright, at least the multilinx cable is working, so the LED flashes. I
connected the GND, VCC, TDO, TDI, TCK and TMS. Still I cant get a
connection over the serial port which is quite weird.
I used automatic detection but I get the following error blog from
Impact. Is there an issue with the drivers? In addition, I use two DB25
adapters in order to connect the cable to the board. Shouldnt be an
issue either, is that correct?

iMPACT Version: H.38
iMPACT log file started on 2007/11/27 17:22:31
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UserLevel:NOVICE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref MessageLevelETAILED
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConcurrentMode:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UseHighz:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConfigOnFailure:STOP
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref StartupCLock:AUTO_CORRECTION
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref AutoSignature:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref KeepSVF:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref svfUseTime:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UserLevel:NOVICE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref MessageLevelETAILED
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConcurrentMode:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UseHighz:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConfigOnFailure:STOP
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref StartupCLock:AUTO_CORRECTION
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref AutoSignature:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref KeepSVF:FALSE
// *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref svfUseTime:FALSE
GUI --- Boundary-Scan Mode selected
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
GUI --- Auto connect to cable...
// *** BATCH CMD : setCable -port auto
AutoDetecting cable. Please wait.
CB_PROGRESS_START - Starting Operation.
Connecting to cable (USB Port).
Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT1).
Checking cable driver.
Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0. LPT base address = 0378h.
ECP base address = 0778h.
Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT2).
Checking cable driver.
Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT3).
Checking cable driver.
Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT4).
Checking cable driver.
Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Usb Port - USB21).
Checking cable driver.
File C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\xusbdfwu.sys not found.
Driver file not found. Inf file version = 0.
Driver xusbdfwu.sys version: 1017 (2001).
Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (COM1 Port).
Cable connection failed.
Cable connection failed.
Cable connection failed.
Cable connection failed.
CB_PROGRESS_END - End Operation.
Elapsed time = 16 sec.
Cable autodetection failed.
***** Closing iMPACT program. *****
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:44 PM
mh
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Default Re: Xilinx Multilink Connection not working

On Nov 27, 11:01 pm, Philipp <[email protected]> wrote:
> Alright, at least the multilinx cable is working, so the LED flashes. I
> connected the GND, VCC, TDO, TDI, TCK and TMS. Still I cant get a
> connection over the serial port which is quite weird.
> I used automatic detection but I get the following error blog from
> Impact. Is there an issue with the drivers? In addition, I use two DB25
> adapters in order to connect the cable to the board. Shouldnt be an
> issue either, is that correct?
>
> iMPACT Version: H.38
> iMPACT log file started on 2007/11/27 17:22:31
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UserLevel:NOVICE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref MessageLevelETAILED
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConcurrentMode:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UseHighz:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConfigOnFailure:STOP
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref StartupCLock:AUTO_CORRECTION
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref AutoSignature:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref KeepSVF:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref svfUseTime:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UserLevel:NOVICE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref MessageLevelETAILED
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConcurrentMode:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref UseHighz:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref ConfigOnFailure:STOP
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref StartupCLock:AUTO_CORRECTION
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref AutoSignature:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref KeepSVF:FALSE
> // *** BATCH CMD : setPreference -pref svfUseTime:FALSE
> GUI --- Boundary-Scan Mode selected
> // *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
> GUI --- Auto connect to cable...
> // *** BATCH CMD : setCable -port auto
> AutoDetecting cable. Please wait.
> CB_PROGRESS_START - Starting Operation.
> Connecting to cable (USB Port).
> Cable connection failed.
> Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT1).
> Checking cable driver.
> Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0. LPT base address = 0378h.
> ECP base address = 0778h.
> Cable connection failed.
> Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT2).
> Checking cable driver.
> Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
> Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT3).
> Checking cable driver.
> Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
> Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT4).
> Checking cable driver.
> Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
> Connecting to cable (Usb Port - USB21).
> Checking cable driver.
> File C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\xusbdfwu.sys not found.
> Driver file not found. Inf file version = 0.
> Driver xusbdfwu.sys version: 1017 (2001).
> Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0.Cable connection failed.
> Connecting to cable (COM1 Port).
> Cable connection failed.
> Cable connection failed.
> Cable connection failed.
> Cable connection failed.
> CB_PROGRESS_END - End Operation.
> Elapsed time = 16 sec.
> Cable autodetection failed.
> ***** Closing iMPACT program. *****



Philipp,
I have some suggestions:

1- Look around for a patch of multilinx on Xilinx website. Although it
solved my problem but many of the usb devices (including my mouse)
stopped functioning after applying this patch.

2- Try changing the PC-connectivity of multilinx (from USB to serial).


Hope this helps.

Regards
/MH



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