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AR# 1162

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

Description

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

Solution

The most recent package-specific BSDL files for Xilinx devices are available under the "Device Models" tab at:

https://www.xilinx.com/support/download/index.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 ISE the BSDL files for supported devices are available under the C:\Xilinx\<version_number>\ISE_DS\ISE\<Device name>\data directory on Windows or $HOME/Xilinx/<version_number>/ISE_DS/ISE/<Device name>/data directory on Linux.

 

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

 

AR# 1162
Date 03/22/2017
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Platform Flash XA
  • Platform Flash
  • 9500
  • More
  • 9500XL
  • 18V00
  • CoolRunner-II XA
  • CoolRunner-II
  • Spartan-3
  • Spartan-3E
  • Virtex
  • System ACE
  • Spartan-II
  • Spartan-IIE
  • Virtex-II
  • Virtex-II Pro
  • Less
Boards & Kits
  • Xilinx Parallel Cable IV
  • Platform Cable USB
  • Platform Cable USB-II