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General instructions

CPLD Firmware Update - General Requirements

  • Lattice Diamond or Lattice Diamond Programmer is available for free on http://www.latticesemi.com/
  • Lattice compatible JTAG Programmer, for example:
    • Trenz TE0790 or Carrier with FTDI for JTAG
    • Most JTAG programmer, which used FTDI Chip to translate USB to JTAG
      • Digilent FTDI based programmer are not compatible with Lattice.
  • JTAG must be connected to CPLD JTAG
  • JTAG Enable Pin of CPLD must be selectable and set to VDD
  • Correct CPLD Firmware (JED-File) from Trenz Electronic Download

CPLD Firmware Update - General Procedure

Important:

  • Connect only one JTAG device to host PC.
  • Close all other JTAG programs, like Xilinx tools (on WinOS check hw_server.exe is terminated).

Procedure:

  1. Enable CPLD JTAG access (See JTAG section on CPLD Firmware description)
  2. Connect JTAG
  3. Power on System
  4. Open Lattice Diamond Programmer
  5. Detect Cable and click "Ok"
    For some devices second Port must be selected:
  6. Select Device (See CPLD Firmware overview description).
    In the most cases select the correct detected device one time (it's yellow at first on the menue)
  7. Select correct Firmware from Download Area (JED File)
  8. Program CPLD:
  9. Disable CPLD JTAG access (See JTAG section on CPLD Firmware description)
  10. Restart System

More Information are available on the CPLD Firmware description and on the readme.txt included into the download zip.


TE0790 CPLD Access

Set DIP S2-1 to OFF. It's recommended to disconnect XMOD from Carrier and use power supply from USB (set DIP S2-4 to ON), see TE0790 TRM DIP-switch Section.

Available CPLD Firmware

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