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No Nios II target connection paths were located. Check connections and that a Nios I

Hello, I am new to Altera tools. I am trying to run through the BeMicro SDK Lab Instructions (November 2010, Version 10.0) and came up with the error: 

 

"no nios ii target connection paths were located. check connections and that a nios ii .sof is downloaded.

 

when trying to refresh connections. 

 

I am running it on Windows 7 64 bit. Is this the problem?
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Apparently no on here has an answer.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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there are a couple hits on the forum, have you taken a look? 

 

http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24941
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I looked at those and tried the command shell. When I try to use the "nios2-terminal" I get the following reply back in the command shell: 

 

"There are no JTAG cables available on your system. 

 

However, when I go to my PC's Device Manager, "Altera USB-Blaster" shows up in the USB section. When I tell it to update the driver, it comes back and says: 

 

"The best driver software for your device is already installed". 

 

I have also tried re-installing the Quartus and Nios software as administrator---same result when it gets to this part of the lab.....
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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that's definitely a clue, it's never going to talk if the USB Blaster isn't recognized 

 

how about the last post here: 

 

http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21850 

 

i don't have a BeMicro to test with
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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That post says: 

 

"In the bemicro download there is a folder called "programmer" that includes the file "setup.exe"." 

 

Well, I do not find a "programmer" folder in the bemicro download.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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what version are you running? are you able to see the USB Blaster and program with it in Quartus II programmer? 

 

i have seen a real USB Blaster show up in Device Manager but not in Quartus II Programmer. eventually they wrote a solution on it, but i had to download a different version of the Quartus II Stand Alone Programmer. then in Device manager uninstall the USB Blaster device, remove it, then plug it in and ask the wizard to search the USB Blaster driver directory of the newly installed software
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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OK, so now I am a bit confused--excuse me, I am a newbie at this, but the lab said nothing about using Quartus II. 

 

Is it necessary to have Quartus open? 

 

The lab says "For this lab, the system definition and design is complete and an FPGA image derived from that has been flashed into the BeMicro SDK kit. Our objective is to learn how to use the Nios II EDS to build software projects forthis system." 

 

Or, is there a better lab to use to make sure the BeMicro is configured? 

 

I am just using this lab to get familiar with the tools, and if there is a better lab to use I will do that, the hardware lab, for example.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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if you open Quartus, then the Programmer window, you can see if Quartus itself actually sees the USB Blaster 

 

did you get your BeMicro from an Arrow FAE? perhaps they can help
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I am assuming you mean in the Programmer Add Hardware. No. It is not seeing it there.