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AR# 21790

System Generator for DSP - I cannot open the Xilinx FDATool, even though the Signal Processing Block Set is installed


When I try to open the Xilinx FDATool in System Generator, an error message similar to the following occurs:

"Error evaluating 'OpenFcn' callback of Xilinx FDATool Interface Block (mask)...

Signal Processing Toolbox does not appear to be installed. .... etc. "

The Signal Processing Toolbox is installed. Therefore, why am I not able to use the Xilinx FDATool?


To use the Xilinx FDATool, you need to install both the Signal Processing Toolbox and the Signal Processing Block Set.

Currently, the above error message appears if you do not have the Block set installed, even though the Toolbox is installed.

To check which MATLAB Toolbox and Block Set you have installed, type the following at the MATLAB prompt:

>> ver

(That is, you should see something like the list below, but the version numbers might be different.)


MATLAB Version (R14) Service Pack 2

MATLAB License Number: 176339

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600: Service Pack 1)

Java VM Version: Java 1.5.0 with Sun Microsystems Inc. Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM


MATLAB Version 7.0.4 (R14SP2)

Simulink Version 6.2 (R14SP2)

Signal Processing Blockset Version 6.1 (R14SP2)

Signal Processing Toolbox Version 6.3 (R14SP2)

AR# 21790
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article