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7 <H1>XILINX JTAG tools on Linux without proprietary kernel modules</H1>
8 <P><B>News</B> (<I>2008-03-26</I>): Xilinx is about to release their own drivers based on libusb.
9 They will be located at:
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12 <H2>About</H2>
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14 When using <a href="">XILINX</a> JTAG software like Impact, Chipscope and XMD
15 on Linux, the proprietary kernel module <i>windrvr</i> from <a href="">Jungo</a>
16 is needed to access the parallel- or usb-cable.
17 As this module does not work with current linux kernel versions (&gt; 2.6.18) a library was developed,
18 which emulates the module in userspace and allows the tools to access the JTAG cable without the need
19 for a proprietary kernel module.
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22 The library uses <a href="">libusb</a> to access USB devices and the
23 <a href="">ppdev</a> interface to communicate
24 with parallel cables. The parallel part currently only supports Parallel Cable III mode (and PCIV in
25 PCIII compatibility mode) as the faster PCIV modes use another kernel module which is not emulated by
26 this library. So you are limited to a 200kHz JTAG clock when using Parallel Cable IV with this software.
27 The USB cable is supported at full speed.
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30 Experimental support for FTDI 2232 based devices has been added. They are seen by Impact as a Parallel
31 Cable III. These devices are currently significantly slower than every other supported cable.
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34 The library is called <i>libusb-driver</i> as it was developed to support the USB cable, but later
35 extended to also support parallel cables.
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37 <H2>Supported Cables</H2>
38 The following cables are reported to work with this driver:
39 <ul>
40 <li><a href="">XILINX Platform Cable USB DLC9, DLC9LP and DLC9G</a></li>
41 <li><a href="">Integrated Platform Cable USB on Spartan 3E starter kit</a></li>
42 <li><a href="">Integrated Platform Cable USB on Spartan 3A starter kit</a></li>
43 <li><a href="">Integrated Platform Cable USB on XUP-V2Pro</a></li>
44 <li><a href="">XILINX Parallel Cable IV</a> (in Parallel Cable III compatibility mode)</li>
45 <li><a href="">Enterpoint Prog2</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
46 <li><a href="">Trenz TE0149-01</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
47 <li><a href=";Nav2=Cables&amp;Cat=Cable">Digilent JTAG3</a> Parallel Cable III clone</li>
48 <li><a href="">Amontec JTAGkey-Tiny</a> (experimental)</li>
49 </ul>
50 These cables should work but have not yet been tested:
51 <ul>
52 <li>Integrated Platform Cable USB on other development boards</li>
53 <li>other Parallel Cable III clones</li>
54 <li>other FTDI2232 based devices which use the chips standard JTAG pinout (experimental)</li>
55 </ul>
56 <H2>Supported Software</H2>
57 The following software is reported to work with this driver:
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59 <li><a href="">ISE Webpack 9.2 SP1, SP2, SP3 and SP4</a></li>
60 <li><a href="">ISE Webpack 9.1 SP1, SP2 and SP3</a></li>
61 <li><a href="">ISE Webpack 8.2 SP3</a></li>
62 <li><a href="">ISE Webpack 8.1 SP3</a></li>
63 <li><a href="">ChipScope Pro 9.2.01i, 9.2.02i, 9.2.03i and 9.2.04i</a></li>
64 <li><a href="">ChipScope Pro 9.1.02i and 9.1.03i</a></li>
65 <li><a href="">ChipScope Pro 8.2.04i</a></li>
66 <li><a href="">EDK 9.2.01i and 9.2.02i</a></li>
67 <li><a href="">EDK 9.1.01i and 9.1.02i</a></li>
68 <li><a href="">EDK 8.2.02i</a></li>
69 <li><a href="">EDK 8.1.02i</a></li>
70 <li><a href="">Synplicity Identify Debugger</a></li>
71 </ul>
72 <H2>Download</H2>
73 <ul>
74 <li>Download <a href=";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>
75 <li>Read the <a href=";f=README;hb=HEAD">README</a></li>
76 <li>Browse the <a href="">Git repository</a> (<a href="">Summary</a>)</li>
77 <li>Precompiled <a href=""></a> for Debian Etch, but better build your own</li>
78 <li>Clone the <a href="">Git</a> repository with: <kbd>git clone git://</kbd></li>
79 </ul>
80 <H2>Links</H2>
81 <ul>
82 <li><a href="">XILINX listened</a></li>
83 <li><a href="">Installation instructions using a MacBook running Ubuntu in VMware by Sven Andersson</a></li>
84 <li><a href="">Using the libusb-driver on a 64bit system with a 32bit ISE by Ken Ryan</a></li>
85 <li><a href="">Ubuntu installation instructions by Luzerne</a></li>
86 <li><a href="">Ubuntu installation instructions by Paul-Armand Verhaegen</a></li>
87 <li><a href="">Initial announcement on comp.arch.fpga</a></li>
88 <li><a href="">XUP</a> by inisyn research, opensource JTAG programming for Spartan 3E starter kit USB cable</li>
89 <li><a href="">USB JTAG adapter</a> by Kolja Waschk, opensource integration of the XILINX platform cable USB into OpenOCD and openwince JTAG Tools</li>
90 <li><a href="">Spartan3 JTAG download tools for GNU/Linux (xc3sprog)</a></li>
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93 <FONT SIZE="-1"><I><A HREF="">Michael Gernoth</A></I></FONT>
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