How to Program a CPLD using the JTAGkey from Amontec

If you don’t have a parallel port on your computer and can’t use the home built Xilinx JTAG programmer, then one alternative is to use the JTAGkey USB tool from Amontec.




The JTAGkey does not work directly with the Xilinx ISE software as the parallel programmer or Xilinx USB programmer does. Instead, the Xilinx iMPACT software that is normally used to program a CPLD or FPGA is used to produce a SVF file. Software from Amontec uses the SVF file to configure the CPLD.

Read the full article on programming Xilinx CPLDs using the Amontec JTAGkey USB JTAG tool in Windows 7.

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