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Digilent Adept
  • Configure the Xilinx logic devices. Initialize a scan chain, program FPGAs, CPLDs, and PROMs, organize and keep track of your configuration files
  • Transfer data to and from the onboard FPGA on your system board. Read from and write to specified registers. Load a stream of data to a register or read a stream of data from a register.
  • Organize and quickly connect to your communications modules.
  • Program Xilinx XCFS Platform Flash devices using .bit or .mcs files.
  • Program Xilinx CoolRunner2 CPLDs using .jed files.
  • Program most Spartan and Virtex series FPGAs with .bit files.
Digilent Adept is a unique and powerful solution which allows you to communicate with Digilent system boards and a wide assortment of logic devices.

ADEPT for Windows

Adept 2 is a complete redesign of the original Adept framework. Adept 2 has been streamlined into a single application which expands upon the original Adept feature set. Not only does Adept 2 provide JTAG configuration and data transfering, it also adds board verification and I/O expansion features. Connecting and opening devices is automatic and has never been easier. These features are also accessible in a command-line interface via Adept Utilities.

Adept 2 for Windows:
Adept 2.16.1 System, 32/64-bit Windows Download
Adept 2.1.1 Utilities, 32/64-bit Windows Download
Adept 2.3.1 SDK, 32/64-bit Windows Download

ADEPT for Linux

Adept 2 for Linux provides the core runtime necessary to communicate with Digilent system boards and a wide assortment of logic devices. This functionality is accessed using the configuration tools in Adept Utilities.

Adept 2 for Linux:

Adept 2.16.1 Runtime, X86 Linux Download

Adept 2.16.1 Runtime, X86 RPM Download

Adept 2.16.1 Runtime, X86 DEB Download

Adept 2.1.1 Utilities, X86 Linux Download

Adept 2.16.1 Runtime, X64 Linux Download

Adept 2.16.1 Runtime, X64 RPM Download

Adept 2.16.1 Runtime, X64 DEB Download

Adept 2.1.1 Utilities, X64 Linux Download

Adept 2.3.1 SDK, X86 & X64 Linux Download

Installing on Windows 2000 & Windows XP:
You must be signed in as administrator to install Adept under Windows 2000 or Windows XP. For Windows 2000, you must also have up to SP4 as well as all web updates installed.

Note: For previous versions of Adept, click here or visit the "Discontinued" product category.

Support Documents:

Doc # Date Categories Description  
DSD-0000126 6/25/07 The Adept SDK provides an API (Digilent Port Communications Utility or DPCUTIL)) for performing JTAG manipulations and data transfer with Xilinx FPGAs on Digilent system boards. Using this API, you can create your own data transfer applications for your Digilent system board. You can also create JTAG configuration and testing applications as well. A command-line data transfer program is provided to demonstrate the Adept SDK API.
  • Provides an API for performing JTAG manipulation and data transfer with Xilinx FPGAs on Digilent system boards.
  • Quickly and easily create data transfer applications for use with your Digilent system board
  • Demo data transfer application provided
DSD-0000127 Product Documentation Digilent Port Communications Programmers Reference Manual Download
DSD-0000128 Application Note Digilent Parallel Interface Model Reference Manual Download
DSD-0000129 VHDL Component Parallel Interface reference design for data transfer between PC and FPGA. Download
DSD-0000130 10/02/09 Product Documentation Collecton of UCF files used to build DpimRef logic for most Digilent system boards. Download
DSD-0000260 5/15/09 Reference Designs Adept I/O expansion reference design Download
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