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Newbie
Newbie
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Registered: ‎02-09-2011

TMS or TDO pin tied to an unused I/O on a 1.5V bank.

In order to simply fanout on a XC2C128 Coolrunner-II CPLD in the CP132 package I need to tie the TMS or TDO JTAG pins to an adjacent unused I/O pin that has VCCIO=1.5V.  Are there any issues with doing this?  I am assuming that I want to set the unused I/O termination to FLOAT.  I am also concerned about this at part configuration and powerup.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Professor
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Registered: ‎08-14-2007

There wouldn't be any problems with the JTAG going to the I/O's, even if

the JTAG runs at a higher voltage.  However I would be concerned about

the possibility of downloading a configuration that drives one of these

"unused" I/O's and therefore prevents you from reconfiguring the device.

Then you'd need to pull the device from the board to fix it.

 

If you are willing to take that chance, then the only other concern is how

these pins behave on power-up.  I would definitely not try this with

the TCK pin.  With TCK pulled low, the other JTAG pins should be

don't care.

 

Also during configuration, there should not be problems, however

you need to be careful not to use boundary scan commands that

could enable drivers on these I/O's.  That would not be as bad

as programming the I/O's to drive, because you only need to

re-power the board to get out of the state, but still something that

you might want to consider if you use automated test equipment.

 

-- Gabor

-- Gabor
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Newbie
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Registered: ‎02-09-2011

Thanks for your response!  This would only be done with TMS and TDO.  I would probably not care about the TDO being corrupted by the I/O line if it was accidently configured wrong.  The TMS line I could short it out to overpower the I/O if it was the one in contention.  The corresponding IOB would not like it but on a prototype board who cares.  Thoughts?

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