Hi ! I am new to fpga technology and purchased an spartan 3e starter kit. When i connect the the USB cable (with) board powered up the windows prompt for installing driver and than it shows an error (some message showing INF). I am using VISTA bussiness. Is this USB cable same as Platform cable USB in functionality. I mean can I download and use chipscope Pro with this plane USB cable on my starter kit. Regards an FPGA starter
Yes, the S3E SK effectively contains an embedded Platform USB cable on the board.. You should be able to use this for several functions: program the devices on the resident JTAG chain, communicate with the Chipscope cores, and use this to debug the MicroBlaze processor.