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AR# 42620

Spartan-3A/3AN/6 - BSCAN testing fails in 3rd-party JTAG tools

Description

When trying to perform JTAG debug testing using a 3rd-party JTAG software on a XilinxSpartan-3A/3AN/6 FPGA, there is an error saying that theSpartan-3A/3AN/6 device fails. Why?

Solution

ForSpartan-3A/3AN/6 devices, any BSCAN testing requires that the device be programmed with the user design first. BSDLAnno is required to generate a BSDL file based on the user design, and this file can be used with a 3rd-party BSCAN testing tool like Corelis. For more information, please see the BSDLAnno section of the appropriate Command Line Tool User Guide.
AR# 42620
Date Created 12/16/2011
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
Devices
  • Spartan-3A
  • Spartan-3AN
  • Spartan-3A DSP
  • More
  • Spartan-6 LX
  • Spartan-6 LXT
  • Less