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Labview FPGA Error - Urgent Please

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I have been experiencing this problem for a while and it is driving me crazy. When I try to program my Spartan 3E fpga board, I get a message, it compiles successfully. Then I get an error stating that


"Labview called another software component and that componen returned ther following error:


Error Code = -2147483648


Error -2147473648 occurred at


This error is undefined. No one has provided a description for this code or you might have wired a number that is not an error code to the error code input."


Please Help!!!

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1.  What version of LV are you running, 8.5 or 8.6?  What operating system are you using?  XP, Vista (32/64-bit?)

2.  Go to Device Manager (right-click My Computer/Hardware tab).  Do you see a category called "Programming Cables" and is the Xilinx board listed under it?



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Is this just comeing up with your VI or with any VI you compile?

This might be a problem with the board itself. Are you able to test another board or FPGA hardware?



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I'm running labview 8.5. I installed the module on my desktop months ago and it worked perfectly. Then, I installed the module on my laptop and I can't seem to get it to work recently.


I really hope it's not my board because i can't afford to get a new one anytime soon.  I use the board for other verilog programming and it works fine. I even successfully wrote  a xilinx verilog module on my board last week.


I don't know what to do. I need this to work for my senior project.


Thanks for your help.

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I have tried various VIs and even some examples provided by NI and still no luck.
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Did you check Device Manager and make sure the device shows up under Programming Cables?
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I haven't done that yet. I'd do it and let you know if it works.


Thank you for your help.

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Thanks, it works fine. Apparently the xilinx usb cable was not properly configured.
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I am getting the same previously defined error. The xilinx cable is configured properly. the fpga works fine. I don't know what to do. I am using Labview 8.5 with Windows XP. Please help.

I am frustrated already.



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