Zynq SDR setup error

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Kazumitsu Onishi
Kazumitsu Onishi on 3 Aug 2017
Commented: Vedansh Garg on 11 Jul 2022
I have bought the AD FMCOMMS3 module for a software defined radio for my ZC706 board and wanted to start testing its capabilities. I installed the xilinxzynqbasedradio.mlpkginstall downloaded from here http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/48491-communications-system-toolbox-support-package-for-xilinx-zynq-based-radio
I then ran the setup by running the commands:
>>dev = sdrdev('ZC706 and FMCOMMS2/3/4')
>>launchSetupWizard(dev)
I followed the instructions here https://www.mathworks.com/help/supportpkg/xilinxzynqbasedradio/ug/guided-host-radio-hardware-setup.html and got an error that looked like this:
I have tried looking at the common problems FAQs but none of those seemed to help. I tried to do an info and the results were:
I am unsure of what is wrong at this point if it can read data from the Zynq device but does not get data from the RF card.
I am using MATLAB 2016b for this and using Ethernet connection to the Zynq as my computer does not have USB 3.0.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Vedansh Garg
Vedansh Garg on 11 Jul 2022
I am facing the same issue, I have tried on multiple RF cards still it persists. Kindly guide me.

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Kazumitsu Onishi
Kazumitsu Onishi on 23 Aug 2017
Just a followup to this problem. I set up a new workstation with the ethernet to USB adapter and ran the same commands and everything worked. It was not configuring the Ethernet port correctly.

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Akhilesh Thakur
Akhilesh Thakur on 3 Aug 2017
I had the same problem before but found out that the RF card was falling out. They have also given : The FMCOMMS RF card tends to fall out of the slot on the Zynq development board, especially when you use a heavy antenna. Solution: Use the standoffs that come with the SDR development kit. They have given pretty much documentation but it worked for me. I was also having network issues but i solved referring to this https://www.mathworks.com/help/supportpkg/xilinxzynqbasedradio/ug/manual-host-radio-hardware-setup.html. There were problems with my IP address configuration. The only difference is I see is I am using 2017a. Version problems may result in something.
And Yes Go through this link This is the problem you are going through https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/97337-what-happens-to-my-matlab-session-if-i-suddenly-lose-my-connection-to-the-license-server This has the perfect solution.
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Akhilesh Thakur
Akhilesh Thakur on 4 Aug 2017
Yes you need to be connected to MATLAB license server

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HO HO
HO HO on 7 Aug 2020
I encountered a similar problem
I have bought the ZEDBOARD+AD9361 and wanted to start testing its capabilities. I installed the xilinxzynqbasedradio.mlpkginstall downloaded from here http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/48491-communications-system-toolbox-support-package-for-xilinx-zynq-based-radio
The Matlab version I use is R2017b
but I followed the instructions here https://www.mathworks.com/help/supportpkg/xilinxzynqbasedradio/ug/guided-host-radio-hardware-setup.html and got an error that looked like this:
Can anyone help me please
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks.
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Andrea Rigon
Andrea Rigon on 21 Jun 2022
Few weeks ago I had the same problem with ZedBoard+AD9361 and Matlab version R2020b. It turned out that ZedBoard didn't boot successfully from SD card due to incorrect jumper settings. In fact, in addition to the jumpers positions displayed in the Guided Host Radio Hardware Setup (https://it.mathworks.com/help/supportpkg/xilinxzynqbasedradio/ug/guided-host-radio-hardware-setup.html), it’s necessary to set correctly also JP6, that has to be shorted. This information can be found in ZedBoard’s user’s guide (https://digilent.com/reference/_media/zedboard:zedboard_ug.pdf).
I believe you don’t need anymore this solution, but it can be helpful to someone else.

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