Much more than just a simple USB cable, Platform Cable USB II (Figure 1) provides integrated firmware (hardware and software) to deliver high-performance, reliable and easy-to-perform configuration of Xilinx devices. Platform Cable USB II attaches to user hardware for the purpose of configuring Xilinx FPGAs, programming Xilinx PROMs and CPLDs, and directly programming third-party SPI flash devices. In addition, the cable provides a means of indirectly programming Platform Flash XL, third-party SPI flash memory devices, and third-party parallel NOR flash memory devices via the FPGA JTAG port. Furthermore, Platform Cable USB II is a cost effective tool for debugging
Features • High-performance FPGA and PROM programming and configuration • Includes innovative FPGA-based acceleration firmware encapsulated in a small form factor pod attached to the cable • Leverages high-speed slave-serial mode programming interface Note: Slave-serial mode is supported in Xilinx® iMPACT software v10.1. • Easy to use • Fully integrated and optimized for use with Xilinx iMPACT software • Intuitive multiple cable management from a single application • Supported on the following operating systems: Note: See the Xilinx design tool release notes for supported operating systems.
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- SUSE Linux Enterprise
• Automatically senses and adapts to target I/O voltage • Interfaces to devices operating at 5V (TTL), 3.3V (LVCMOS), 2.5V, 1.8V and 1.5V • Intuitive flyleads-to-cable interface labeling • Backwards compatibility with Platform Cable USB, including Pb-Free (RoHS-compliant) • USB Integrators Forum (USB-IF) certified • CE and FCC compliant • Leverages industry standards, including JTAG boundary-scan IEEE 1149.1, SPI and USB 2.0 • Programs and configures all Xilinx devices • XC18V00 ISP PROMs • Platform Flash XCF00S/XCF00P/XL PROMs • All UltraScale™, 7 series, Virtex®, and Spartan® FPGA families, and Zynq-7000 AP SoCs • XC9500XL and CoolRunner™ XPLA3 /CoolRunner-II CPLDs Note: Xilinx iMPACT software or Vivado design tools are required for programming and configuration. See the design tool release notes for supported devices. • Third-party PROM device programming support • Directly programs selected Serial Peripheral Note: Direct SPI flash memory programming supported in Xilinx iMPACT software v10.1. • Indirectly programs selected SPI or parallel flash memory devices via FPGA JTAG port • Highly optimized for use with Xilinx design tools • Vivado® design tools or ISE® design tools • Embedded Development Kit • ChipScope™ Pro Analyzer • System Generator for DSP