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DLC10 - iMPACT on win10pro issue

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Using Win10 PRO, 64bit

Platform Cable USB II (DLC10) programmer (green LED is ON).

Trying to use iMpact to program XC2C64A

 

First tried “Xilinx_LabTools_14.7_1015_1”

iMpact could not recognize cable (searching through support forum: tried to reinstall drivers)

Even though the cable is listed, no luck conencting.

 

After searching on the support forum, I installed “ ISE Design Suite for Windows 10 - 14.7 “. Virtual machine.

When I try to open my project (*.ipf) – iMpact error out (see screen shot below)

When I try to add XILINX device and open my (.jed) – error: Failed: iMPACT :2855 (see screen shot below)

 Cable OKCable OKtrying to open project ( .ipf)trying to open project ( .ipf)trying to ADD DEVICE (.jed)trying to ADD DEVICE (.jed)

 

Chip scope does find my chip, so I am pretty sure the DLC10 is fine…

 

Do I need to start looking for win7 computer?

What am I missing?

thanks

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bpatil
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Hi @pavel_s

As @hj mentioned Xilinx ISE 14.7 and IMPACT 14.7 Lab tools are not officially supported for Windows 10. So, you need to use workaround provided at https://www.xilinx.com/suppor t/answers/62380.html for Xilinx ISE 14.7 to make it work on Windows 10 platform.

To make work IMPACT 14.7 Labtools in Windows 10 try below workaround:

  1. Open the following directory: <install_path>\ LabTools\LabTools\lib\nt64
  2. Find and rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig
  3. Make a copy of libPortabilityNOSH.dll (copy and paste it to the same directory) and rename it libPortability.dll
  4. Copy libPortabilityNOSH.dll again, but this time navigate to <install_path>\ LabTools\common\lib\nt64 and paste it there
  5. In <install_path>\ LabTools\common\lib\nt64 Find and rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig
  6. Rename libPortabilityNOSH.dll to libPortability.dll

Download Xilinx ISE 14.7 and IMPACT 14.7 Lab tools from https://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.html/content/xilinx/en/downloadNav/design-tools/v2012_4---14_7.html 

Important : Above workaround works directly on Windows 10 machine, you need to install IMPACT 14.7 on Windows 10 machine (not in VM)

Regards,
Bhushan

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hj
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Windows 10 ISE only for spartan 6. If you are using any other device then please use ISE (Windows 7) version.

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Yes Please try to install ISE on Windows 7 machine. It will resolve the issue. You can download it from here https://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.html/content/xilinx/en/downloadNav/design-tools/v2012_4---14_7.html 

Thanks

 

 

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pavel_s
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Thank you, but that is not a real solution to the issue.
(Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but extended support won't end until January 14, 2020).
I am looking for Win10 solution... I can't be the only one with this issue.
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hj
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Which device you are currently using? Currently ISE (windows 10) only supports Spartan 6. 

Thanks

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bpatil
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Hi @pavel_s

As @hj mentioned Xilinx ISE 14.7 and IMPACT 14.7 Lab tools are not officially supported for Windows 10. So, you need to use workaround provided at https://www.xilinx.com/suppor t/answers/62380.html for Xilinx ISE 14.7 to make it work on Windows 10 platform.

To make work IMPACT 14.7 Labtools in Windows 10 try below workaround:

  1. Open the following directory: <install_path>\ LabTools\LabTools\lib\nt64
  2. Find and rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig
  3. Make a copy of libPortabilityNOSH.dll (copy and paste it to the same directory) and rename it libPortability.dll
  4. Copy libPortabilityNOSH.dll again, but this time navigate to <install_path>\ LabTools\common\lib\nt64 and paste it there
  5. In <install_path>\ LabTools\common\lib\nt64 Find and rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig
  6. Rename libPortabilityNOSH.dll to libPortability.dll

Download Xilinx ISE 14.7 and IMPACT 14.7 Lab tools from https://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.html/content/xilinx/en/downloadNav/design-tools/v2012_4---14_7.html 

Important : Above workaround works directly on Windows 10 machine, you need to install IMPACT 14.7 on Windows 10 machine (not in VM)

Regards,
Bhushan

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pavel_s
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Bhushan;

this worked.

Thanks!

 

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xcentric
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Hello bpatil,

This fix for the DLC10 Platform Cable USB II Programmer worked really well on my Windows 10 machines up until about a few months ago.  After a few Windows 10 automatic updates, the work-around with the .dlls no longer works.  I'm currently running Win 10 Pro version 1903 (OS 18362.418).

I have the Spartan-6 SP605 board and numerous other custom boards with Spartan-6 devices.  At the moment I am unable to program any of them in ISE 14.7.  Are there any new fixes available?  The SP605 board is still actively being sold by Xilinx, so there should be a solution out there.  Can you help?

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kmkhare
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Yes, this works with win 10 pro 64 bit machine and ISE 14.7
Thank
xcentric
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Thanks for your response. Yes, I've come to the conclusion that the _only_ sure way to run ISE 14.7 (and all related ISE tools) is to run the 'virtual machine' version. It's not a great solution and it's a lot of overhead but I suppose it's the only option we have now for 6-series FPGAs and below ...

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