I lost the connection to my board while running a plug-in with hardware. I can restart ACE to pick up the connection again.
Is there a way I reconnect to the same hardware without restarting?
You can "re-acquire" a hardware connection by navigating to the system view and expanding the "connect" button. Select the controller you want from here.
Some things to bear in mind.
1. In case the hardware had a power cycle you may need to "Reset" from the Board view and re-apply any configuration wizards or choose "Apply" from the Board view if available.
2. USB connections should be stable, check your cables and power supplies.
3. For network/ethernet based devices you may wish to set up a dedicated private network.