10-18-2010 10:27 PM - edited 10-18-2010 10:32 PM
I am using Avnet Spartan-3 Evaluation kit (FPGA = XC3S400). I want to program it with a parallel cable (DB-25 connectors at both end) using Xilinx iMPACT tool. Whenever I connect and try to program the FPGA iMPACT gives error (#923) : "Can not find cable, check cable setup!". I have tried all solutions suggested by Xilinx (http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/30184.htm) but couldn't succeed.
I also have tried every possible configuration setting in iMPACT (i.e. using boundary-scan method, slave serial method, Select MAP, Desktop Configuration, Direct SPI configuration).
Can anybody please help me with this issue? Is this possible to program it with a simple parallel cable? If not then why did this cable come with this kit? and what is the use of parallel port on the kit?
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10-19-2010 05:48 AM
10-19-2010 09:35 PM
As i mentioned earlier I am using a simple parallel cable with DB-25 connectors at both the ends of the cable. The solutions you have suggested are for Parallel cable 3, 4 and for USB cable.
10-20-2010 05:54 AM
The including Parallel Cable connects to electronics on the board that make it a Parallel-III equivalent. Therefore, you should use the Parallel-III debugging techniques when using this cable with iMPACT.
A better and faster option than the P3 cable is to upgrade to the Xilinx Platform Cable USB II.
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