Programming options for Xilinx Spartan-3A/AN boards

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Reference documentation:

Xilinx USB Cable Installation Guide


On-board embedded USB/JTAG programming interface

Uses a standard USB A/B cable to connect the board to a personal computer. The on-board circuitry (no details available from Xilinx) implements the same funcionality of an external Xilinx Platform Cable USB I or II.

The only USB-related information provided by Xilinx is about the USB power supply USB1V8 jumper in schematic documentation.

Xilinx Platform Cable USB

Compatible with USB 1.0 and 2.0 ports.

Xilinx Platform Cable USB Data Sheet


Xilinx Platform Cable USB II

Upgrade to and backwards compatible with Platform Cable USB.

Xilinx Platform Cable USB II Data Sheet


Xilinx Parallel IV Cable (old!)

Digilent JTAG/USB cable

Digilent JTAG/USB Reference Manual


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