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AR# 19511

MultiPRO Cable - iMPACT appears to hang during firmware upgrade

Description

When I use 8.1i iMPACT with a MultiPRO cable, a firmware upgrade is performed automatically. The process takes longer than several minutes and appears to hang. When I close iMPACT or disconnect my cable, the cable is no longer recognized and the pod lights do not work.

Solution

The firmware upgrade can take over five minutes to complete. Aborting the firmware upgrade by closing iMPACT, disconnecting the cable, or removing the power source leaves the cable in an unknown state. iMPACT cannot recognize the cable and the pod LEDs do not light up. You can download a field fix at: 

http://www.xilinx.com/txpatches/pub/utilities/fpga/multipro.zip
 

If the cable is still not detectable by iMPACT after running these files, contact Xilinx support to request a cable RMA.

AR# 19511
Date Created 09/03/2007
Last Updated 05/16/2014
Status Archive
Type General Article