AR# 2886: M1 Design Architect: LogiBLOX fails with "newer symbol database version has been encountered"
M1 Design Architect: LogiBLOX fails with "newer symbol database version has been encountered"
Keywords: LogiBLOX, Mentor, Design Architect
The Mentor LogiBLOX module may exit with the following error:
<output> // Error: $$open_symbol returned error status at line 771 of file /tools/xilinx/mentor/data/des_arch/schematic.ample within function xblox_sym_gen (from: Uims/Ample/Ample_eval 1D) // Error: Read failed - A newer symbol database version has been encountered and is not backward-compatible... // It was written by version v8.5_1.10 of Design Architect; current version is v8.4_2.4. // Please update to the latest release. (from: Capture/gdc/error 78) </output>
Mentor LogiBLOX M1 cannot be used with any versions of Design Architect before B.1. The templates that Mentor LogiBLOX uses to create symbols for synthesized LogiBLOX modules were drawn in Design Architect B.1; they cannot be read by any earlier version of the schematic editor.
The only solutions are not to use LogiBLOX with pre-B.1 Mentor software, or to upgrade to Mentor B.1 or later.