Archive for January, 2012

Installing the Xilinx Cable Drivers under Ubuntu

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Each time I install Xilinx ISE under Ubuntu – and that happened a few times in the last months – I wonder how to get the Cable Drivers working so I can program my Spartan3E Starter Board. Although there seems to be an official Linux support, Cable Drivers do not work per default after installation. There’s a very useful link describing the process, and it works really fine for me. I bookmarked it lately and want to share, so other people can find this recipe more easily:

http://www.george-smart.co.uk/wiki/Xilinx_JTAG_Linux

It worked fine with ISE 13.1 and Ubuntu 10.10 for me.

Good luck!

 

Back in business

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Hey folks! Some time has passed since my last activity in this blog…I was pretty busy with studies/working, but now I’m nearly finished with my Master studies. New hobbies and fields of interest appeared in the meantime – and therefore I want to share some of my experiences with you again, the cats and tubes! Hopefully, a pretty bunch of posts related to electronics, HAM (amateur radio), news of teh interwebs, tinkering for my T4 bus, linnex stuff, etc. will appear here!