Generating an SVF, XSVF, or STAPL File
You can use the JED or ISC file output from the Generate Programming File process to create an SVF, XSVF, or STAPL (JTAG) file that can be downloaded into the memory cells of a CPLD. SVF, XSVF, and STAPL files are used to relay JTAG information, such as verification of data and in-circuit-testing instructions, and programming data. This procedure opens iMPACT, which allows you to create the JTAG file for download.
To Generate an SVF, XSVF, or STAPL File
  1.  In the Design panel, select Implementation from the Design View drop-down list. Image
  2.  In the Hierarchy pane, select the top module Image.
  3.  In the Processes pane, expand Configure Target Device.
  4.  Optional. Right-click the Manage Configuration Project (iMPACT) process, and select Process Properties. In the iMPACT Manage Configuration Project Properties dialog box, specify an iMPACT project file (IPF) for the iMPACT Project File property.
  5.  Double-click Manage Configuration Project (iMPACT).
    iMPACT opens, and one of the following occurs:
    •  If you did not specify an iMPACT project file, iMPACT automatically creates a file called ISE_Project_Name.ipf. Then, you can specify the type of output file you wish to create.
    •  If you specified a .ipf file for the iMPACT Project File property, your JTAG chain is displayed in the iMPACT interface.
  6.  In iMPACT, create your SVF, XSVF, or STAPL file.
Note For more information, see the topics in the “Generating and Executing SVF, XSVF or STAPL Files” section of the iMPACT Help. In the Help Viewer, click the Synchronize TOC button Image to view all related Help topics.

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