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DCA1000EVM: mmWave Studio Startup: DLL Error

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Part Number: DCA1000EVM

Whenever I try to load mmWave Studio 2.1.0.0, I receive this error message:

[10:44:06] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
[10:44:06] ***Script FAILED!***
[10:44:06] &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
[10:44:06] Exception message is:
[10:44:06] Unable to load DLL 'RadarLinkDLL.dll': The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)

I have the drivers installed for the AWR1642BOOST and the DCA1000EVM from the installation wizard.  I have also installed MATLAB Runtime Engine 8.5.1.

  • Benjamin,

    Just to be sure, you installed the 32-bit version of MATLAB runtime 8.5.1.

    If you are on Windows 10, then you may need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 that can be found here: 

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3179560

    Make sure that this file "RadarLinkDLL.dll" is located in this file directory: C:\ti\mmwave_studio_02_01_00_00\mmWaveStudio\RunTime

    If it is not, then you will need to reinstall mmWave Studio and do so in Administrator mode to make sure this file is extracted to this folder.

    Regards,
    Kyle

  • In reply to Kyle Cousino:

    Kyle,

    I have tried all the procedures you have given, but the same error occurs.

    I also have reinstalled mmWave Studio, but the problem isn't fixed.

    Could there be any other possible solutions? 

    Thank you.

  • In reply to IN SHIN:

    Hi,

    I had the same error. My problem was that I had installed the 64 bit version of XDS emulation software.

    regards

  • In reply to Sameera Palipana:

    Make sure you install the 32-bit version of the XDS emulation software since mmWave Studio is a 32-bit installation.

    Regards,

    Kyle

  • In reply to Kyle Cousino:

    I tried the above steps and still experienced the same error.

    I found that during the installation of mmWave Studio in Administrator mode I would still get the error that the FTDI drivers could not install. The FTDI error could not be resolved but the remaining mmWave Studio installation files appeared to install correctly. When I launched mmWave Studio I saw the same error as in the original post.  

    However, if I opened the Device Manager in Windows and manually updated the drivers (See section 2.3 USB Interface and Drivers of the mmWave Studio User's Guide) using the separate FTDI download then the error was resolved. I can launch mmWave Studio without the startup error and the GUI interface loads as expected.

    I believe the error in the console window is misleading in that it indicates that the RadarLinkDLL.dll is missing when the issue is actually that the FTDI drivers haven't been updated correctly.

    So here are the steps:

    1. Download the separate FTDI drivers with valid certificate. Shown as ftdi driver on: 

    2. Unzip the folder and note the location of the ftdi driver.

    3. Follow the steps in Section 2.3 USB Interface and Drivers of the mmWave Studio User's Guide. EXCEPT point to the unzipped ftdi driver folder and NOT the folder in C:\ti\mmwave_studio_02_01_00_00\mmWaveStudio\

    4. Restart the computer. Launch mmWave Studio.

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