| JTAG Cable and Software for Programming Boot Code
ADS uses JTAG at the factory to program onboard logic devices on its products. For Bitsy, Bitsy Plus, BitsyX, AGX and other ADS products, we also use JTAG to program the system boot code.
If you want to use JTAG to reprogram boot code, you will need the following:
- Programming Cable
Xilinx makes a PC parallel port adapter for JTAG programming. We recommend the Parallel IV(DLC7), which you can order directly from Xilinx (Programming Cables category, p/n HW-PC4).
We have also used the older Parallel III(DLC5) cable. You can purchase it from Avnet or Nu Horizons(HW-JTAG-PC).
In addition to the JTAG pod, you will also need the flying leads to connect to the Bitsy-family product. They are Xilinx p/n HW-FLYLEADS.
- Programming Software
Please contact us for the programming software to upload the boot code.
For reference, here are the software release numbers for the PC programming apps:
- BitsyX, AGX VGX, 720040-00053*
- Bitsy Plus, 720040-00011
- Bitsy, 720111-10041
- BitsyXb, 720040-00053-4
- GCX, 720040-00053-3
Windows 2000 and XP PCs will need GiveIO.sys, 720040-00022
(*) The previous package used, 720040-00031, is no longer supported. We have transitioned to using the jflashmm code from Intel, with a few small modifications, which supports a wider range of JTAG chain ID codes (among other features). Here are the Intel release notes for jflashmm, for those interested.
Note: The Sphere and Sphere II, which use the EP9315 processor, employ a different method for loading the bootloader. Contact ADS if you need to reflash the Sphere bootloader.
Edited by akidder 10-Jun-2003: Add Xilinx p/n for DLC7 and add flying leads.
Edited by akidder 20-Aug-2003: Add reference numbers for JTAG software.
Edited by akidder 23-Sep-2003: Clarify that Parallel-IV is recommended cable. Leave Parallel-III cable link for reference.
Edited by akidder 24-Sep-2003: Generalize topic from "JTAG Cable for Bitsy Boot Code" to "JTAG Cable and Software for Programming Boot Code"; add other products to list
Edited by akidder 25-Nov-2003: Add information about jflashmm.
Edited by akidder 27-Feb-2004: Update ADS release for jflashmm from 720040-00052.
Edited by akidder 1-Apr-2005: Add VGX and AGX to 720040-00053 release. Previous package is now obsolete.
Edited by ljoy 24-Sep-2007: Changed GiveIO.sys number from 700020-00011 to 720040-00022
Edited by akidder 8-Jan-2008: Add note about Sphere/EP9315 loader.
Edited by akidder 15-May-2008: Add part number for Sphere loader.
Edited by grenierm 18-August-2008: Add part number for GCX, and BitsyXb loader.