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GUI of 'pci express high performance reference design'

Hi, 

I am using audio video dev kit stratix iv edition. Last week I want to program it with pci express high performance reference design. Problems as shown belows arised. 

1. PC cann't intall the driver of the pcie card automaticly. 

2. The rar file downloaded from altera website lack a file named wdapi1021.dll, which I only got a version of 10.2, not 8.x. 

3. When problem is solved by manual operation or WINDRIVER, the GUI shows that the card cann't be found... 

 

4. I can do write and read operation to pcie card through a software which is designed for PCI. So, in my opinion, hardware is ok and the software.........:cry: 

 

I need ur help....plz..
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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this problem is solved... 

The software of pci express high performance reference design cann't work...ALTERA's fault!!!:mad: 

I have run 'pci express to external memory reference design' sucessfully on my computer...:D 

thks, everyone!
Altera_Forum
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I have run 'pci express to external memory reference design' sucessfully on my computer.. 

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I am trying to implement the PCIe ref design. Got this error saying wdapi1021.dll not found, install again  

Can you please guide me on that. 

Will be thankful
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

Now i am trying to run this ref. design and get the same errors. 

Can you share your answer with us? 

 

Thanks...
Altera_Forum
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I did not try it fully, since, I found it to be a bit complicated. 

But, I found that this error in my case was due to trying to run the ref design under Win 7. 

I believe it is possible to try it only under Win Xp 32 bit. 

 

Give that a try maybe using VMWare. 

 

I have moved on to another ref design which is much simpler, form Xillybus. 

Try to google Xillybus and you should be there. 

It gives a basic fee of the PCIe communications. 

Stream read/ write. Writing/ reading to/from FPGA SDRAM etc.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi Hartejpal, 

 

My computer is Windows XP (32 bit), so this is not the reason of this problem. 

 

Thanks for your opinion and help.  

I will say the solution when I solve it.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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--- Quote Start ---  

I am trying to implement the PCIe ref design. Got this error saying wdapi1021.dll not found, install again  

Can you please guide me on that. 

Will be thankful 

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yes, you can download a wdapi1021.dll from the internet. 

yesterday, this high performance reference run successfully for a while. 

i change the computer, it is stacked again... 

i think there is some problem in its software..
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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--- Quote Start ---  

I did not try it fully, since, I found it to be a bit complicated. 

But, I found that this error in my case was due to trying to run the ref design under Win 7. 

I believe it is possible to try it only under Win Xp 32 bit. 

 

Give that a try maybe using VMWare. 

 

I have moved on to another ref design which is much simpler, form Xillybus. 

Try to google Xillybus and you should be there. 

It gives a basic fee of the PCIe communications. 

Stream read/ write. Writing/ reading to/from FPGA SDRAM etc. 

--- Quote End ---  

 

My dev. kit is stratix IV version and the download file doesn't exits (i have email them about this point)... Have u make it? what's ur dev. kit?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

Now i am trying to run this ref. design and get the same errors. 

Can you share your answer with us? 

 

Thanks... 

--- Quote End ---  

 

i have change my ref. design to "pcie to external memory ref. design"...  

But i really want to use pcie high perf. ref. design, it is more simpler than pcie to external memory ref. design. If u success in it, plz let me know~ tks!
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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--- Quote Start ---  

i have change my ref. design to "pcie to external memory ref. design"...  

But i really want to use pcie high perf. ref. design, it is more simpler than pcie to external memory ref. design. If u success in it, plz let me know~ tks! 

--- Quote End ---  

 

 

Yesterday I faced the same problem. I found the solution. Though you install the Jungo driver windows is not able to realize that this is the one for the new PCI device. 

You have to assign the driver manually. 

 

So select manual install, list all devices, select the Jungo category and than select altera/PCIe performance demo. 

 

It worked for me with both reference design.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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--- Quote Start ---  

Yesterday I faced the same problem. I found the solution. Though you install the Jungo driver windows is not able to realize that this is the one for the new PCI device. 

You have to assign the driver manually. 

 

So select manual install, list all devices, select the Jungo category and than select altera/PCIe performance demo. 

 

It worked for me with both reference design. 

--- Quote End ---  

 

 

Hi, 

Are you using the Cyclone GX board?  

I get Stratix IV GUI for Perfomance demo, and when I press scan motherboard PCI bus gives message "Unable to detect a PCI express board compatible with this software application" . Is there any other application to be run for Cyclone IV? 

 

I programmed the FPGA with ...\C4gx15_starter_qsys_pcie_gen1x1\c4gx_qsys_pcie_gen1x1\top.flash . 

 

 

Thanks
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hello, laland!  

Apparently You programmed Your board with the wrong *.sof or *.flash 

GUI for Perfomance demo automatically detects the right Kit and the appropriate FPGA logo appears in GUI.
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