Building firmware

Andrew Karpenkov plddesigner at
Thu Dec 27 16:38:36 UTC 2012

Hi, Stephane,

You can use any ISE version above 14.1. UmTRX would shipted to you already
flashed. But If you'll spoil UmTRX with a wrong image, you can unbrick it
with JTAG cable only. For this purposes we use Xilinx Platform Cable USB
and  Digilent HS-1.

С уважением,
Андрей Карпенков

2012/12/27 <stephane at>

> Hi,
> While I'm waiting for my umtrx to show up, I'm following the "let's play
> newbie" route and trying to use the instructions on
> I got stuck for a short while on step #2. It would probably be useful
> to add at the beginning of step 2 something like:
>     git clone git://
> Also I see the FPGA instructions use ISE 14.2, should I download that
> version rather than the more recent one (14.4) on Xilinx' site?
> Finally, is the Ethernet flashing going to work off-the-box on the beta
> umtrx or is it better I buy a JTAG cable? In that later case is the
> Digilent HS-1 the recommended cable?
> S.
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