Compatability of XILINX PLATFORM USB Cable

Overall rating
Fully compatible with XILINX PLATFORM USB Cable


This is a Pb-Free (RoHS compliant) USB In-Circuit JTAG Programmer for Xilinx FPGA devices. It is compatible with Full Speed (USB 1.1) and Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) ports and ships with both a 14-pin ribbon cable and flying leads to support most target JTAG connectors.

Key Features

  • True plug-and-play
  • Bus-powered USB device (no power supply required)
  • Selectable target clock frequency up to 24 MHz
  • Compatible with Full-Speed and Hi-Speed USB ports
  • USB-IF certified
  • Firmware downloadable over cable
  • Target power status LED
  • CE and FCC compliant
  • Compatible with target voltages in the range of +1.5 VDC to +5 VDC
  • iMPACT and ChipScope tool support in ISE software v6.3.03i and higher. Has been tested to work with ISE 12.x version (Windows only)
  • Linux support in ISE software v7.1i or higher
  • Supports Boundary Scan and Slave-Serial configuration modes
  • Pb-Free (RoHS compliant)

Device Family Support

Below is a partial list. The full list of supported devices depends on the specific Xilinx ISE software version you are using. See the ISE software's release notes for the full list of supported devices.

  • Virtex
  • Virtex-4
  • Virtex-5 FX
  • Virtex-5 LXT
  • Virtex-5 SXT
  • Virtex-E
  • Virtex-II
  • Virtex-II Pro
  • XC18Vxx Series
  • XC9500
  • XC9500XL
  • CoolRunner XPLA3
  • CoolRunner-II
  • Platform FLASH
  • Spartan
  • Spartan-3
  • Spartan-3A
  • Spartan-3A DSP
  • Spartan-3AN
  • Spartan-3E
  • Spartan-II
  • Spartan-IIE


  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Win7
  • As this device is a fully compatible clone, you can refer to the original Xilinx Platform Cable USB Data Sheet for operating instructions (not "Platform Cable USB II").

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