If you have yourself a TinyFPGA A-series board (including the AX2 found on our site) then you are definitely going to need this handy TinyFPGA Programmer. The TinyFPGA Programmer is a very simple USB-JTAG bridge designed to program bitstreams onto TinyFPGA A1 and A2 boards. Rather than an FTDI2232 USB interface chip the TinyFPGA Programmer uses a PIC16F1455 USB microcontroller and equipped with a micro USB connector. While not compatible with the FTDI2232 chip, the PIC micro has a much lower overall cost allowing your hardware to be cheaper overall!
The TinyFPGA Programmer slots onto the JTAG pins of the A-series FPGA boards. Using the TinyFPGA Programmer Application you can program .jed files generated by Lattice Diamond.
Note: Please keep in mind that you will only need the TinyFPGA Programmer for “A-series” Tiny FPGA boards and not the “B-Series” variety. This is due to the fact the that B-series TinyFPGAs are equipped with an on-board USB interface.
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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