JTAGWhisperer: Arduino as a XSVF programmer

Posted on 2012/02/05

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Dangerous Prototypes features an interesting project, that is similar to my JTAGduino idea.

JTAGWhisperer is a solution to program FPGAs and CPLDs using Arduino and a small client-side Python script. It reads files in the XSVF format, which stands for Xilinx Serial Vector Format and is one of the formats used to program Xilinx chips.

There are potentially cheaper solutions, but this projects allows hobbyist hardware developers who already have an Arduino to easily use it also as a XSVF programmer.

 

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