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BSDL file

Altera_Forum
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Hi .. 

 

I want to know about BSDL file.What is it exactly ?? Do i need this fileat the time when i interface Demo board with my PC. ?? 

 

Thanking you.
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Altera_Forum
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Hello, 

Excerpt from http://www.jtag.com/

BSDL (Boundary-Scan Description Language) files are necessary for the application of boundary-scan for board and system level testing and in-system programming. BSDL files are the electronic data sheets that describe the IEEE 1149.1 or JTAG design within an IC, and are provided by the IC vendors as a part of their device specification.  

 

No need to use BSDL file when hooking a demo board w/ a PC. You will just need Quartus II & a programming cable like the USB Blaster (unless the board already has a built-in USB Blaster as is the case in DE1 or DE2). 

 

Regards, 

 

--jmv
Altera_Forum
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Thanks a lot dear..

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