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castillo

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JTAG HS2 Cable & Xilinx versions
« on: May 14, 2013, 10:59:52 AM »
Hello everybody,

In the Digilent website and also here it is stated that this cable is compatible with all ISE, EDK and iMPACT tools, but somewhere else I have read that it is only compatible with versions 11, 12 and 13. I have a full license for Xilinx v10 and I cannot afford an upgrade to v13. Until now, I have been using the parallel cable without problems through a PCMCIA-LPT adapter. Now my old laptop is dead and I cannot find in the market a new one with PCMCIA (all of them come with USB). I cannot afford the 200$ USB cable from Xilinx either, so this JTAG HS2 looks like a good solution to me, as long as it is compatible with my Xilinx version. Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: JTAG HS2 Cable & Xilinx versions
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 11:53:01 AM »
Hi,
please take a look here at the end of this page about ISE compatibility. Its not compatibel with ISE10.
http://www.digilentinc.com/choosing.cfm

But it works with Adept tools.

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Thorsten Trenz

« Last Edit: May 14, 2013, 12:42:44 PM by Hengist »

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Re: JTAG HS2 Cable & Xilinx versions
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 10:32:30 PM »
Hello everybody,

In the Digilent website and also here it is stated that this cable is compatible with all ISE, EDK and iMPACT tools, but somewhere else I have read that it is only compatible with versions 11, 12 and 13. I have a full license for Xilinx v10 and I cannot afford an upgrade to v13. Until now, I have been using the parallel cable without problems through a PCMCIA-LPT adapter. Now my old laptop is dead and I cannot find in the market a new one with PCMCIA (all of them come with USB). I cannot afford the 200$ USB cable from Xilinx either, so this JTAG HS2 looks like a good solution to me, as long as it is compatible with my Xilinx version. Can anyone confirm this?

Regards

Hello castillo.

I suppose you use to work with impact and want to solve the compatibility problem keeping impact. Did you try USB-JTAG with ISE 10?. You can find this cable at Trenz shop (http://shop.trenz-electronic.de/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=243_253&products_id=513).

Regards from Spain (Málaga),
Alex
« Last Edit: August 02, 2013, 10:39:31 PM by asmartin »