Failure Exporting PLD Design to the FPGA Board in Multisim

Updated Mar 20, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • Digilent CMOD S6 FGPA Module

Software

  • Multisim
  • FPGA Xilinx Compilation Tools

Operating System

  • Windows

Other

Hardware:

NI Digital Electronics FPGA Board

Cmod S6

 

Software:

Multisim Education Edition 14.1

LabVIEW 2014 FPGA Module Xilinx Tools 14.7

NI LabVIEW FPGA Xilinx ISE 14.7 Tools Driver

 

Operating System:

Windows 10

Issue Details

I cannot export my PLD design to the FPGA Board in Multisim. During step 9 of the export process I get the following error:

Solution

This is caused by an issue that affects Xilinx ISE compatibility with Windows 10. Apply the following workaround to fix this issue:

 

  1. Open your Windows Explorer and navigate to:  C:\NIFPGA\programs\Xilinx14_7\ISE\lib\nt64
  2. Rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig
  3. Rename libPortabilityNosh.dll to libPortability.dll
  4. Navigate to:  C:\NIFPGA\programs\Xilinx14_7\common\lib\nt64
  5. Rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig
  6. Try programming the FPGA again.

Additional Information

The appropriate channel for schools affiliated to PLTW to ask further questions regarding with this workaround is technicalsupport@pltw.org

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