Connection failure between VisualDSP and 21020 EZ-ICE

Hi,

I am trying to connect the VisualDSP++ 5.0 software (IDDE Version 8.0.6.41) with my EZ ICE 21020 emulator. The application runs on Windows XP service pack 3. When the session is activated I get the error depicted on the screenshot.

The driver I installed was included in the software installation CD.

Does anyone have some hints?

Thank you already times in advance!

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  • Hi,

    I don't expect the issue relates to your VisualDSP++ version, but that IDDE Version listed above indicates that you are using the base release of VisualDSP++ 5.0. If possible, could I ask that you update to the latest release of VisualDSP++ 5.x - VisualDSP++ 5.1.2 - which can be downloaded from the Product Page linked below.

    http://www.analog.com

    Your screenshots show the detected base address of the emulator, but I cannot see the rest of your platform configuration (e.g. what processor(s) you are connecting to) - are you able to provide a screenshot of this?

    About your target board - is it a single- or multi-processor 21020 target? Is it an EZ-KIT Lite, or a custom board? Do you have more than one target you can test - if so, is the behaviour the same across all 21020 targets?

    The 21020 EZ-ICEis supported by the latest release of the tools, but is unfortunately very much a legacy product (we ceased production 8/9 years ago (at least). The support we can offer may be limited, as a result.

    Regards,

    Craig.

  • Hi Christian,

    Can you check the Base Address is correct: Go to the Windows Device Manager, locate the 21020-EZ-ICE (ISA board), view its properties then check in the "Resources". The Base Address is the first number of the second Input/Output range.

    Ensure that the Base Address here matches the Base Address in your Platform Configuration.

    Regards,

    Craig.

  • Hi Craig,


    Thanks for the fast response.

    I updated the software but I still get the same error.

    The target board is a custom one , single processor 21020. The emulator computer has to be assembled and configured before it is moved to the real target. We cannot connect it right now to the target.

    What we want to do is to make sure that the software is able to communicate to the emulator board. In the version 3 of the DSP there was a configuration file to activate the debug messages. Do we have some equivalent solution since the ICE Test does not work with this old emulator?

    Regards,

    Christian

  • Hi Craig,

    The Base Adress is correct. (See screenshots) The IceTest doesn't work. How else can I check the connection between software and emulator board?

    Regards,

    Christian

  • Craig please consider that I'm are absolutely sure that the address 340hex is the correct adress, because I am running a Windows 7 installation on the same computer with the old EZ ICE development software. The system looks as follows:

    On the Windows 7 partition I have installed the old development SW version 3. The old SW directly accesses IO ports without any driver. This was possible in the old windows 95 days.

    To enable the direct access we installed a free SW named PortTalk. This allows the connection to the EZ-ICE also under Windows 7.

    On the Windows XP partition I installed the new software VisualDSP++ 5. What I want to do now is to check if the new software is able to communicate with the emulator board. 

    Kind regards,

    Christian