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Richard Erlacher
05/02/12 21:20
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Denver, Co

#187291 - There may be some hope.
Responding to: Michael Karas's previous message
There are a couple of formats that XILINX software creates, or, at least, used to create, which are shared between ALTERA and XILINX. I wouldn't want to bet on it, but I'd guess that JAM format can be used with Altera's software and programming hardware.

Another thing, though I'm not sure it's entirely relevant, is that I've noted that some XILINX boards now use the same connector, perhaps not the same pinout, as the ALTERA programming cables, e.g. ByteBlaster. It may be irrelevant, but may be worth a look. If nothing else, it might be possible to put a crossover cable or the like in the path.

Those "flying lead" programming cables I mentioned earlier, have no programmable logic in them. They simply use a '244 or, in one case, nothing at all, meaning just a pass-through of the relevant signals.


List of 12 messages in thread
Can J-LINK program CPLD      Mahmood Elnasser      05/01/12 11:51      
   Different JTAG Pods      Michael Karas      05/01/12 16:51      
      How about "flying lead" JTAG adapters?      Richard Erlacher      05/02/12 00:21      
   Not easily      Jez Smith      05/02/12 00:46      
      CPLDs      Mahmood Elnasser      05/02/12 05:06      
         Yes thats the LPT cable      Jez Smith      05/02/12 13:39      
            yes please      Mahmood Elnasser      05/02/12 15:58      
            ByteBlasters      Michael Karas      05/02/12 20:54      
               There may be some hope.      Richard Erlacher      05/02/12 21:20      
                  Zero Hope        Michael Karas      05/03/12 15:38      
                     XILINX USB Download Cable      Mahmood Elnasser      05/15/12 08:36      
   JTAG      Andy Peters      05/02/12 22:03      

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