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AR# 4423

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

Description

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

Solution

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:

http://www.xilinx.com/products/design_resources/config_sol/

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