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Visitor sebihepp
Registered: ‎11-07-2010

Xilinx Parallel Cable III - is it supported by ISE 12.1



I am 23 and studying IT at the university of heidelberg (germany). I would like to start projects with CPLDs and

FPGAs for my hobby and therefore I need a programmer which can be handled by ISE Webpack 12.1.


I heard that the Parallel Cable III isn't longer supported by Xilinx. Is this right? I don't find any information about that.

I have not much money and would prefer the parallel cable with a PCI-Card (parallel port) for my PC, instead of

paying 90 Euro for Digilent XUP USB Programmer or even about 200 Euro for Xilinx USB Cable. I just would like to

programm XC9500XL CPLDs, XC3S FPGAs and XCF Configuration Flashes for embedded fpga boards.


What do you recommend? Should I safe money and buy the Digilent XUP USB Programmer to prevent problems?

Or is there any other resolution?


best regards


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Teacher eteam00
Registered: ‎07-21-2009

Re: Xilinx Parallel Cable III - is it supported by ISE 12.1

I will send you private message - Bob Elkind

README for newbies is here: http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/New-Users-Forum/README-first-Help-for-new-users/td-p/219369

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Visitor m_maysoori
Registered: ‎11-05-2018

Re: Xilinx Parallel Cable III - is it supported by ISE 12.1

Hi, I am Sure That Parallel Cable III is supported by Xilinx ISE 10.1 and all vertions before that.

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