04-21-2009 09:03 AM
04-23-2009 09:10 AM
Let's make the question more clear:
Say I do have a Lattice FPGA programmer, can I use it with Xilinx FPGA ? .. givn that it's a USB-JTAG cable ..
04-23-2009 04:28 PM
04-23-2009 04:42 PM
04-24-2009 02:23 AM
The XtremeDSP Starter Platform Spartan-3A DSP 1800A Edition only has the J4 JTAG header for JTAG configuration. If you want to program the FPGA using Xilinx tools, you will need one of the programming cables listed on the Online Store (http://www.xilinx.com/onlinestore/program_solutions.htm#pc) or by the Configuration Hardware Datasheets (http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/configuration_hardware.htm).
These cable can be used to connect the board to you machine and then use Xilinx programming tools (iMPACT or ChipScope) in order to configure the FPGA via JTAG. These are the supported solutions by Xilinx.