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Observer
Observer
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Registered: ‎10-20-2010

ML605 board permanently lights red Init LED and does not start

Hi,

 

I've got a problem with mit ML605 Evaluation Board.

It worked fine for a long time, but when I wanted to start it today, it got stuck during the initialization.

Normally, it would light the red "Init" LED for a short time, and if everything is fine, the green "Done" led would light up.

Now, the board does not operate anymore and the "Init" LED is shining permanently. Also, there is no JTAG access possible.

I already worked through the Board Debug Checklist (http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/40398.html), but without success.

Any ideas? For me, it probably seems like a hardware failure.

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Scholar
Scholar
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Registered: ‎02-27-2008

c,

 

What does IMPACT report as the JTAG error?  Can you see the Vccint and Vccaux and temperature through JTAG (in IMPACT)?

 

Have you measured the power supply voltages?

 

 

Austin Lesea
Principal Engineer
Xilinx San Jose
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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎08-01-2012

You mentioned that you already verified  http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/40398.htm.

 

According to that what are the observations?

 

1) Is power Good LED is coming?

2) What is error code and log file information?

3) Did you check cable with other board?

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Observer
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Registered: ‎10-20-2010

Thank you for your replies!

 

The software setup and cable has been tested with another board and works.

The 12V (DS25), MGT_AVCC (DS27), MGT_AVTT (DS28) and FPGA_INIT_B (DS31) are permanently on after turning on the board.

 

It is not even possible to connect to the board using iMPACT.

This is the console output of iMPACT:

 

Welcome to iMPACT
iMPACT Version: 13.1
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
GUI --- Auto connect to cable...
// *** BATCH CMD : setCable -port auto
AutoDetecting cable. Please wait.
PROGRESS_START - Starting Operation.
Connecting to cable (Usb Port - USB21).
Checking cable driver.
 Driver file xusb_emb.sys found.
 Driver version: src=1029, dest=1029.
 Driver windrvr6.sys version = 10.2.1.0. WinDriver v10.21 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2010 Build Date: Aug 31 2010 X86 32bit SYS 14:35:41, version = 1021.
Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT1).
Checking cable driver.
 Driver windrvr6.sys version = 10.2.1.0. WinDriver v10.21 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2010 Build Date: Aug 31 2010 X86 32bit SYS 14:35:41, version = 1021.
Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT2).
Checking cable driver.
 Driver windrvr6.sys version = 10.2.1.0. WinDriver v10.21 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2010 Build Date: Aug 31 2010 X86 32bit SYS 14:35:41, version = 1021.
Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT3).
Checking cable driver.
 Driver windrvr6.sys version = 10.2.1.0. WinDriver v10.21 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2010 Build Date: Aug 31 2010 X86 32bit SYS 14:35:41, version = 1021.
Cable connection failed.
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT4).
Checking cable driver.
 Driver windrvr6.sys version = 10.2.1.0. WinDriver v10.21 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2010 Build Date: Aug 31 2010 X86 32bit SYS 14:35:41, version = 1021.
Cable connection failed.
PROGRESS_END - End Operation.
Elapsed time =      3 sec.
Cable autodetection failed.
WARNING:iMPACT:923 - Can not find cable, check cable setup !

 

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Xilinx Employee
Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎07-13-2011

Usually the INIT_B remaining red on the board could mean two things:

 

1. LED is faulty and the INIT line is okay

2. INIT line remains low (board is held in reset)

 

You mentioned that this board worked previously.  Did you change computers by any chance?  Is there a reason you arent using a newer version of iMPACT/  I'm trying to rule out that it's any issues with the drivers since you're not able to initialize the board with iMPACT.

 

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Observer
Observer
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Registered: ‎07-04-2011

Hi,

 

I have also problem with my ML-605 board. The board worked fine for a long time. I have also two other boards so I know my configuration file, cables etc are ok. After power-up the INIT led flashes for a while, but DONE led never starts to light. After some time INIT led lights permanently.  Once per a dozen of power-up retries board starts to work corretcly, but in most cases hangs during initialization.

When I'm downloading image via cable it starts ok. Problem is with automatic start from XCF memory. Could broken compact flash slot be the problem? I looks ok but it is very fragile as memory card extends beyound the board outline.

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