A 6-inch ribbon cable can be purchased seperately for use with the USB II Download cable and recommended for connection to target systems. The cable incorporates multiple signal-ground pairs and facilitates error-free connections. The Xilinx product number for the 6-inch ribbon cable is HW-RIBBON14. To take advantage of the ribbon cable, a mating connector must be incorporated into the target system. This connector is normally installed only during prototype checkout. When the production hardware is functional and the ISP devices can be configured from alternate sources, the connector can be eliminated to reduce cost. Maintaining the footprint for this connector is recommended if space permits.
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