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AR# 20014

7.1i ISE - "ERROR: impact failed" occurs when I attempt to generate a XSVF file through Project Navigator


Keywords: ISE, impact, XSVF, PROM, file, cable, output, connected.

When I attempt to generate a PROM file using a CDF file and the "Automatically Generate file" option in ISE, the following error message is displayed in the console window:

"Driver xpc4drvr.sys version = LPT base address = 0378h.
Cable Type = 1, Revision = 3.
Cable connection established.
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bsfile
Finish loading cdf file d:/project_directory_path/file_name.cdf.
Cable output is not connected. Please select the desired output cable.
// *** BATCH CMD : generate
XIL_MEMUSAGE - process used 7229440 bytes of memory
ERROR: impact failed"


To work around this problem, generate the PROM file from the iMPACT GUI under "Open iMPACT in File Mode".

This issue is resolved in ISE 8.1i.
AR# 20014
Date Created 09/23/2004
Last Updated 12/12/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article