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AR# 30402

10.1 EDK - XMD -cable Xilinx_platformusb does not connect when using the USB download cable


Keywords: debug, options, frequency, auto

I cannot connect when I try to specify the USB cable in either the XMD Debug Options GUI or through the XMD command line.

Is there a work-around for this problem?


When the XMD Debug Options are set to Auto, or the cable type is not specified on the command line, XMD can connect without any problems.

A patch for EDK 9.2i Service Pack 2 has been made available:

1. Download either the Linux or Windows XP patch:

2. Rename the old XMD executable in $EDK/bin/<nt | lin>/xmd<.exe>
3. Unzip the file into $EDK/bin/<nt | lin>

This fix will become mainstream in EDK 10.1 Service Pack 1.

This problem has been fixed in the latest EDK 10.1 Service Pack, available at:
The first service pack containing the fix is EDK 10.1 Service Pack 1.
AR# 30402
Date Created 02/27/2008
Last Updated 04/15/2008
Status Active
Type General Article