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FPGAs 101 by Gina Smith

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8.5. Programming Tutorial

In this tutorial, Xilinx's Webpack ISE 10.1 is used to transfer the mode2n3 bit-stream file directly into the FPGA via JTAG programming. The FPGA configuration and lab verification are not covered by this tutorial.

Programming Assumptions
  • Bit stream file available.
  • FPGA is connected to the JTAG connector.
  • JTAG cable.
  • JTAG cable is connected to PC from demo board.
  • Basic knowledge of the Webpack ISE.
Configure Device

Select and right mouse click on Configure Target Device. This shows the options for the configure target device process, see Figure 8-7.

Figure 8-7. Configure Device

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