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AR# 14298

Cable - What are Parallel Cable III specifications and dimensions for lead connectors and posts?


General Description:

What are the specifications and dimensions for the pins and connectors on the Parallel Cable III? (I need this information in order to include an interface on my PC boards so that I can connect the cables to the board.)


The flying wire connector (or header) used on Xilinx cables consists of .025" square gold-plated pins placed on .10" x .10" centers (i.e., the pins are 1/10" apart in both rows and columns.)

A schematic for this is available at:


Samtec is one source for square posts and header connectors. You can reach them by phone at 1-800-SAMTEC-9, or visit their web site at: http://www.samtec.com

For more technical details, please see Chapter 2: "Cables" of the Impact User Guide in our ISE 4 Online Software Manuals at:


AR# 14298
Date 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article