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Some cheap new - Xilinx XC3S500E Spartan-3E FPGA STARTER KITs on E*ay EU

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PA0PBZ:

--- Quote from: bingo600 on March 13, 2013, 05:23:19 pm ---What was shipping ?

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I paid before I got the mail from him, so it was the default € 20. (still a good price anyway).

bingo600:
Also got my package today  :-+

Sealed S3E-Kit , and some of his other goodies 1, 4.7, 10uF ceramic reels

/Bingo

bingo600:
Just saw this post
http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/New-Users-Forum/USB-issues-with-old-Spartan-3e-Starter-Kit/td-p/252418/page/3#

Seems like the new ISE 14.x might have troubles with the usb-programmer on the older boards , (needs a cpld firmware upgrade)

/Bingo

PA0PBZ:
I'm on 14.3, and it looks like there is no problem. I think iMPACT even updated the board:

AutoDetecting cable. Please wait.
PROGRESS_START - Starting Operation.
Connecting to cable (Usb Port - USB21).
Checking cable driver.
 Driver file xusb_emb.sys found.
 Driver version: src=1029, dest=1029.
 Driver windrvr6.sys version = 10.2.1.0. WinDriver v10.21 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2010 Build Date: Aug 31 2010 x86_64 64bit SYS 14:14:44, version = 1021.
 Cable PID = 0008.
 Max current requested during enumeration is 74 mA.
Type = 0x0004.
 Cable Type = 3, Revision = 0.
 Setting cable speed to 6 MHz.
Cable connection established.
Firmware version = 1029.
File version of E:/Xilinx/14.3/ISE_DS/ISE/data/xusb_xlp.hex = 1303.
Firmware hex file version = 1303.
Downloading E:/Xilinx/14.3/ISE_DS/ISE/data/xusb_xlp.hex.
Downloaded firmware version = 1303.

mikeselectricstuff:
ISTR reading around the time Xilinx stopped hiding the programmer part of the schematics on their devboards that Impact would automatically program a blank CPLD.

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