Digilent Adept

A streamlined single application for easy communication.

Automatically connect and open system boards and a wide assortment of logic devices.


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 provides JTAG configuration and data transferring, 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.

Installing on Windows:
Adept is compatible with and supports Windows.

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  • Configure 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.