Description: Customer wanted to know what file format was accepted in
his third party programmer.
There are three file formats that the hw-130/third party programmers
.mcs (Intel hex format)
.exo (Motorola hex format)
.tek (Tektronix hex file format)
You must use the prom file formatter software tool. This is available in the
xilinx software tools, and can convert the .bit file to one of these hex file formats which will be accepted by the programmer. You can access the prom
file formatter through the design manager gui. The gui is accessed by an
icon on the on the left hand side in the design manager.
Note: The .hex file format is not accepted by the hw-130, but is
accepted by some of the third party programmers.