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4 <TITLE>XILINX USB/Parallel JTAG cables on Linux without windrvr</TITLE>
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7 <H1>XILINX JTAG tools on Linux without proprietary kernel modules</H1>
8 <H2>About</H2>
9 <P>
10 When using <a href="http://www.xilinx.com">XILINX</a> JTAG software like Impact, Chipscope and XMD
2b78cb99 11 on Linux, the proprietary kernel module <i>windrvr</i> from <a href="http://www.jungo.com">Jungo</a>
026cbe49 12 is needed to access the parallel- or usb-cable.
13 As this module does not work with current linux kernel versions (&gt; 2.6.18) a library was developed,
14 which emulates the module in userspace and allows the tools to access the JTAG cable without the need
15 for a proprietary kernel module.
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18 The library uses <a href="http://libusb.sourceforge.net/">libusb</a> to access USB devices and the
4d2daea0 19 <a href="http://people.redhat.com/twaugh/parport/html/x623.html">ppdev</a> interface to communicate
026cbe49 20 with parallel cables. The parallel part currently only supports Parallel Cable III mode (and PCIV in
21 PCIII compatibility mode) as the faster PCIV modes use another kernel module which is not emulated by
22 this library. So you are limited to a 200kHz JTAG clock when using Parallel Cable IV with this software.
23 The USB cable is supported at full speed.
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7606d470 26 Experimental support for FTDI 2232 based devices has been added. They are seen by Impact as a Parallel
27 Cable III. These devices are currently significantly slower than every other supported cable.
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026cbe49 30 The library is called <i>libusb-driver</i> as it was developed to support the USB cable, but later
31 extended to also support parallel cables.
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33 <H2>Supported Cables</H2>
34 The following cables are reported to work with this driver:
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27820303 36 <li><a href="http://direct.xilinx.com/bvdocs/publications/ds300.pdf">XILINX Platform Cable USB DLC9LP and DLC9G</a></li>
026cbe49 37 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/s3estarter">Integrated Platform Cable USB on Spartan 3E starter kit</a></li>
de6f38de 38 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/s3astarter">Integrated Platform Cable USB on Spartan 3A starter kit</a></li>
20ce0945 39 <li><a href="http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?Nav1=Products&Nav2=Programmable&Prod=XUPV2P">Integrated Platform Cable USB on XUP-V2Pro</a></li>
21a5b635 40 <li><a href="http://direct.xilinx.com/bvdocs/publications/ds097.pdf">XILINX Parallel Cable IV</a> (in Parallel Cable III compatibility mode)</li>
026cbe49 41 <li><a href="http://www.enterpoint.co.uk/">Enterpoint Prog2</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
42 <li><a href="http://www.trenz-electronic.de/">Trenz TE0149-01</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
9ec5ba04 43 <li><a href="http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Catalog.cfm?Nav1=Products&amp;Nav2=Cables&amp;Cat=Cable">Digilent JTAG3</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
7606d470 44 <li><a href="http://www.amontec.com/">Amontec JTAGkey-Tiny</a> (experimental)</li>
026cbe49 45 </ul>
78d5d21d 46 These cables should work but have not yet been tested:
47 <ul>
27820303 48 <li>XILINX Platform Cable USB DLC9</li>
78d5d21d 49 <li>Integrated Platform Cable USB on other development boards</li>
50 <li>other Parallel Cable III clones</li>
7606d470 51 <li>other FTDI2232 based devices which use the chips standard JTAG pinout (experimental)</li>
78d5d21d 52 </ul>
026cbe49 53 <H2>Supported Software</H2>
54 The following software is reported to work with this driver:
55 <ul>
812923ba 56 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 9.2 SP1 and SP2</a></li>
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57 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 9.1 SP1, SP2 and SP3</a></li>
58 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 8.2 SP3</a></li>
59 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/logic_design_prod/webpack.htm">ISE Webpack 8.1 SP3</a></li>
ddd89a53 60 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/optional_prod/cspro.htm">ChipScope Pro 9.2.01i</a></li>
59fab31f 61 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/optional_prod/cspro.htm">ChipScope Pro 9.1.02i and 9.1.03i</a></li>
026cbe49 62 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/optional_prod/cspro.htm">ChipScope Pro 8.2.04i</a></li>
59fab31f 63 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/embedded_design_prod/platform_studio.htm">EDK 9.1.01i and 9.1.02i</a></li>
026cbe49 64 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/embedded_design_prod/platform_studio.htm">EDK 8.2.02i</a></li>
2271fdf2 65 <li><a href="http://www.xilinx.com/ise/embedded_design_prod/platform_studio.htm">EDK 8.1.02i</a></li>
337944d1 66 <li><a href="http://www.synplicity.com/products/identify/index.html">Synplicity Identify Debugger</a></li>
026cbe49 67 </ul>
68 <H2>Download</H2>
69 <ul>
8d29f0a4 70 <li>Download <a href="http://git.zerfleddert.de/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi/usb-driver?a=snapshot;h=HEAD;sf=tgz">usb-driver-HEAD.tar.gz</a> (to build it, you need to have the libusb development package installed. It is called libusb-dev on Debian.)</li>
badd6a82 71 <li>Read the <a href="http://git.zerfleddert.de/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi/usb-driver?a=blob_plain;f=README;hb=HEAD">README</a></li>
e9b47752 72 <li>Browse the <a href="http://git.zerfleddert.de/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi/usb-driver?a=tree">Git repository</a> (<a href="http://git.zerfleddert.de/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi/usb-driver">Summary</a>)</li>
9ec5ba04 73 <li>Precompiled <a href="libusb-driver.so">libusb-driver.so</a> for Debian Etch, but better build your own</li>
b22eea29 74 <li>Clone the <a href="http://git.or.cz/">Git</a> repository with: <kbd>git clone git://git.zerfleddert.de/usb-driver</kbd></li>
41d0a9f7 75 </ul>
76 <H2>Links</H2>
77 <ul>
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78 <li><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/comp.arch.fpga/msg/94d8bb1f52e06b44">XILINX listened</a></li>
79 <li><a href="http://svenand.blogdrive.com/archive/55.html">Installation instructions using a MacBook running Ubuntu in VMware by Sven Andersson</a></li>
b3158171 80 <li><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/comp.arch.fpga/browse_thread/thread/954a145428ec2c54/555f6bfb766a3a93#555f6bfb766a3a93">Using the libusb-driver on a 64bit system with a 32bit ISE by Ken Ryan</a></li>
9ec5ba04 81 <li><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/comp.arch.fpga/msg/2dfa36541174a4f2">Ubuntu installation instructions by Luzerne</a></li>
41d0a9f7 82 <li><a href="http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~listarch/microblaze-uclinux/archive/2007/03/msg00101.html">Ubuntu installation instructions by Paul-Armand Verhaegen</a></li>
9ec5ba04 83 <li><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/comp.arch.fpga/browse_frm/thread/f149e5b6028e2c70">Initial announcement on comp.arch.fpga</a></li>
57d4107e 84 <li><a href="http://inisyn.org/src/xup/">XUP</a> by inisyn research, opensource JTAG programming for Spartan 3E starter kit USB cable</li>
85 <li><a href="http://www.ixo.de/info/usb_jtag/">USB JTAG adapter</a> by Kolja Waschk, opensource integration of the XILINX platform cable USB into OpenOCD and openwince JTAG Tools</li>
295cadbc 86 <li><a href="http://www.rogerstech.co.uk/xc3sprog/">Spartan3 JTAG download tools for GNU/Linux (xc3sprog)</a></li>
026cbe49 87 </ul>
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f19a030c 89 <FONT SIZE="-1"><I><A HREF="mailto:cabledriver@zerfleddert.de">Michael Gernoth</A></I></FONT>
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