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Observer ramonal
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Registered: ‎06-16-2009

ERROR:impact:2204

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I have the board  Virtex 4 ML403 and tried to download a bitstream. I always get that problem. I read to change the "assignment" file from   -p 3 (automatically) ti -p 1, but that isn't working I alsways get the message : Can only assign file to device 1.

 

If anyone have an idea, I would be very grateful,

 

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Scholar pumaju1808
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Registered: ‎08-14-2007

Re: ERROR:impact:2204

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hi,

 

the right number for ML403 is 3 so your download.cmd is fine

 

Have you tried open iMPACT from Start Menu -> Xilinx ISE -> Accesories -> iMPACT ???

 

and check if you can detect automatically the jtag chain, if you can do this, you can program your FPGA assigning the download.bit file that is in the Implementation directory of your EDK project

 

Regards

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Re: ERROR:impact:2204

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Hello.

If you can elaborate your problem a bit like what are you trying to do, what version are you using, what exactly is the error, etc, etc... it will be highly helpful.

Best of luck.
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Xilinx Employee
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Re: ERROR:impact:2204

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Do NOT modify the download.cmd file. ML403 is a demo board, BSB knows which location the FPGA is in the JTAG chain.

 

-XF

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Observer ramonal
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Re: ERROR:impact:2204

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hi!

 

That is the exact error message.

 

ERROR:iMPACT:2204 - Can only assign file to device 1.
make: *** [download] Error 1

 

I am using the ML403 evalution boead with the Virtex 4 FX 12LC and I tried to implement the mandelbrot tutorial. After generating the bitstream I tried to download it! In the tutorial it is EDK10.1 used but I have the version 11.1.

 

Here you can see the download.cmd:

 

setMode -bscan
setCable -p auto
identify
assignfile -p 3 -file implementation/download.bit
program -p 3
quit

 

I also tried to change the JTAG chain but I got the same ERROR message. At the moment I can't fix the problem and download the bitstream so I am very grateful for each response.

 

Thanks, Ramona

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Scholar pumaju1808
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Registered: ‎08-14-2007

Re: ERROR:impact:2204

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hi,

 

the right number for ML403 is 3 so your download.cmd is fine

 

Have you tried open iMPACT from Start Menu -> Xilinx ISE -> Accesories -> iMPACT ???

 

and check if you can detect automatically the jtag chain, if you can do this, you can program your FPGA assigning the download.bit file that is in the Implementation directory of your EDK project

 

Regards

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Observer ramonal
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Re: ERROR:impact:2204

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Hey

 

Thank you very much, but I can't open impact because I don't have an ipf file (or I can't find it)

But I tried to change again the JTAG chain into one and now it was successful.

 

If you also know, how to generate a new output clock with the clock generator in "EDK11.1" please let me know, I only can modify the existing clocks and I need another output-clock for a tft monitor.

 

Thanks again 

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Re: ERROR:impact:2204

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Hi Ramonal,

 

   Iam also facing the same problem while doing the FPGA in-the-loop verification using Xilinx Spartan-6 Board. I encounter the problem at the end of the verification process. Connection to the board is OK, but still the error pop-ups at the end.

 

Can you share if you aready solved the problem? 

I posted in seperate thread: http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Design-Tools-Others/FPGA-in-the-loop-ERROR-quot-iMPACT-2204-Can-only-assign-file-to/m-p/265046

 

 

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