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Visitor hassantalal
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Registered: ‎12-24-2009

programming cable for SPARTANSA 1800 STARTER PLATFORM


I decided to buy XtremeDSP Starter Platform � Spartan-3A DSP 1800A Edition

"which costs $295.00" "part #: 0431448 REV.3"

http://www.xilinx.com/products/devkits/HW-SD1800A-DSP-SB-UNI-G.htm

but the problem is that it comes with no Download cable

USB download cable is not included and must be ordered separately

and to buy a cable it costs $225 + shipping cost + taxes at my country


My question now is:

I HAVE tried to use a simple  JTAG-USB cableto program it , but i cant progam it , though i have used the same cable to configure a SPARTAN 3E fpga on a digilent board ....

 

now apart from high cost usb &parallel cables by xilinx as shown on " http://www.xilinx.com/products/design_resources/config_sol/index.htm" ,  what other solutions do i have ..

 

also  Xilinx PARALLEL4 cable doesnt have built in JTAG on one end , so how i change it int JTAG on one end ..........

 

please help

thanks

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Adventurer
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Registered: ‎03-16-2009

Re: programming cable for SPARTANSA 1800 STARTER PLATFORM

Hello 

Which JTAG cable you use? DIGILENT?

I think that you have low-cost DIGILENT JTAG cable that support only digilent board.

Check JTAG cable datasheet.

Message Edited by kurgan on 01-11-2010 05:02 AM
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Registered: ‎02-25-2008

Re: programming cable for SPARTANSA 1800 STARTER PLATFORM


hassantalal wrote:


I decided to buy XtremeDSP Starter Platform � Spartan-3A DSP 1800A Edition

"which costs $295.00" "part #: 0431448 REV.3"

http://www.xilinx.com/products/devkits/HW-SD1800A-DSP-SB-UNI-G.htm

but the problem is that it comes with no Download cable

USB download cable is not included and must be ordered separately

and to buy a cable it costs $225 + shipping cost + taxes at my country
thanks


This is the cost of entry to play the FPGA game. Sorry.

----------------------------Yes, I do this for a living.
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