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AR# 4423

JTAG - Testing support in Xilinx software and third-party JTAG software suppliers


This answer record describes testing support in Xilinx software and third-party JTAG software suppliers.


The Xilinx JTAG Programmer supports configuration of all Xilinx JTAG devices except the XC3000 and CoolRunner devices.

Limited testing capabilities are available for the CPLD devices; however, Xilinx software should be used for configuring the devices, and not for testing.

Xilinx does not support general-purpose testing. We do supply BSDL files for all of our parts that have been independently verified by Intellitech software.

The following URL provides a list of companies that supply general-purpose JTAG test software, as well as support for configuring and programming Xilinx devices via JTAG:


AR# 4423
Date Created 08/21/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article