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AR# 19422

6.2i ChipScope Pro - The parallel cable 4 is not recognized: "Error: Failed to open Xilinx Parallel Cable"

Description

General Description:

ChipScope Analyzer 6.2 is not able to connect to LPT1 with the parallel cable IV. With iMPACT everything works fine, but ChipScope does not.

ChipScope Analyzer produces the following errors :

"Error: Open (or Close) cable failed. Check Host Connection to cable and try again.

Error: Failed to open Xilinx Parallel Cable

Error: Failed to open Cable in Parallel IV mode, attempting to open in Parallel Compatibility Mode.

Error: Open (or Close) cable failed. Check Host Connection to cable and try again.

Error: Failed to open Xilinx Parallel Cable

Error: Unable to fall back to Parallel Compatibility Mode, Failed to open cable."

Solution

ChipScope 6.2i utilizes an updated parallel cable driver from iMPACT 6.2i's parallel cable driver install. Confirm "windrvr6.sys" is in the directory "c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS". If not, the driver can be installed either through installing of the WebPACK version of 6.2i iMPACT or a customer install of just the parallel cable driver from ISE CD2.

AR# 19422
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article