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AR# 13363

*Obsolete* 4.2i iMPACT - "ERROR: iMPACT - Failed to connect to parallel cable on lpt1 in Boundary-Scan mode" occurs when the file mode is used

Description

Keywords: iMPACT, .cdf, file, fail, connect, cable, boundary, scan

Urgency: Standard

General Description:
When loading a .cdf file that only has components in the file mode, the program issues the following error:

"ERROR: iMPACT - Failed to connect to parallel cable on lpt1 in Boundary-Scan mode. The cable connection should be done manually."

This error message is confusing because:

1. I am in file mode and am not using the cable;
2. The error message refers to Boundary-Scan mode, even though I am attempting to use file mode.

Solution

This error message, while misleading, can safely be ignored. The problem is that iMPACT attempts to detect a cable any time a .cdf file is loaded, regardless of the mode specified by the .cdf file.

This problem will be fixed in the next major software release (5.1i).
AR# 13363
Date Created 12/10/2001
Last Updated 09/26/2005
Status Archive
Type General Article