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AR# 1162

JTAG, BSDL - Where can I obtain BSDL files for Xilinx devices? Have the files been tested?

Description

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Where can I find BSDL files for Xilinx parts? Have the files been tested against the hardware?

Solution

1

The most recent package-specific BSDL files for Xilinx devices are available under the "BSDL Files" link at:
http://support.xilinx.com/support/software.htm

The generic BSDL files for Xilinx devices are installed with the current download software (iMPACT). If you installed the device, these files (along with a programming file) are the only files required by iMPACT to successfully configure a device via JTAG.

For M1.5i and earlier versions of the software, the BSDL files for supported devices are available under the \Xilinx\data directory.

For M2.1i and later versions of the software, the BSDL files for supported devices are available under the \Xilinx\<Device Family>\data directory.

Xilinx recommends that you continue to update your software with the most current BSDL files.

2

For additional details, see (Xilinx Answer 5232): "General Boundary Scan and BSDL Questions."
AR# 1162
Date Created 08/20/1996
Last Updated 03/07/2007
Status Active
Type General Article