Platform Cable USB, Programmer & Debugger for Xilinx Devices

SKU: 6530
Part Number: Platform Cable USB
Brand: Waveshare




USB compatible cable for in-circuit configuration and programming of all Xilinx devices


The Platform Cable USB a USB compatible cable for in-circuit configuration and programming of all Xilinx devices.


  • Performance
    • Utilizing CY7C68013A+FPGA new hardware solution, compatible with the original XILINX Platform Cable USB and Platform Cable USB II
    • Programs all Xilinx devices, including FPGAs / CPLDs / ISP Configuration PROMs
    • Supports JTAG, Slave-Serial and SPI programming, to config all Xilinx devices
    • Interfaces to devices operating at 5V / 3.3V / 2.5V / 1.8V / 1.5V
    • Optional target clock frequency, supports XILINX software automatic frequency adjustment
    • Firmware auto upgrade, it's possible to support more new released software and devices
    • Anti-static and multi-layers signal isolation, to protect the target and the programmer itself
    • Comes with adapter board and multi cables for easily connecting with official development board or other circuit boards
  • Supported software
    • Xilinx ISE
    • iMPACT
    • ChipScope
    • Vivado
  • Supported devices
    • Xilinx FPGA devices: UltraScale / 7 series / Zynq / Kintex / Virtex / Artix / Spartan, etc.
    • Xilinx CPLD devices: XC9500 / XC9500XL / XC9500XV / CoolRunner XPLA3 / CoolRunner-II, etc.
    • Xilinx PROM devices: Platform Flash XCF00S / XCF00P / XL, etc.

LED Status

  • Red: USB connected
  • Yellow: USB connected, and Vref (the target board) is powered

How to Connect

  • Connects to PC
    • Via USB interface
  • Connects to target board
    • Platform Cable USB provides 3 different interfaces to connect with the target board: JTAG, Slave Serial, and SPI. The figure below shows the header pinouts of the interfaces:
      JTAG, Slave Serial, SPI header pinout

Note: please make sure the VCC and GND are connected correctly, to avoid damaging the Platform Cable USB

Development Resources

Wiki :

Weight: 0.194 kg

Quick Overview

  1. Platform Cable USB main unit x1
  2. JTAG adapter x1
  3. USB cable x1
  4. 8-pin header to 7-pin separated cable x1
  5. 8-pin header to 6-pin header cable x1
  6. 14-pin (2.54mm pitch) JTAG cable x1
  7. 14-pin (2mm pitch) JTAG cable x1
  8. 10-pin (2.54mm pitch) JTAG cable x1