BSDL Support

Intel provides boundary-scan description language (BSDL) files for IEEE Standard 1149.1, IEEE Standard 1149.6 and IEEE Standard 1532 specifications. BSDL files provide a syntax that allows the device to run boundary-scan test (BST) and in-system programmability (ISP). The IEEE 1149.1 BSDL files available on this website are used for pre-configuration BST. If you want to perform BST after configuration, you can select the appropriate generation tool and guideline on the Table 1 for the post-configuration BSDL generation.

Table 1. BSDL File Generation Tool and Guideline

Tool/Guideline FPGA CPLD Configuration Devices
BSDLCustomizer Stratix®, Stratix GX, Stratix II, Stratix II GX, Stratix III
Arria® GX
Cyclone, Cyclone II, Cyclone III

MAX® 3000, MAX 7000, MAX II


BSDL File Generation in QII

Generate BSDL (tcl)

Stratix IV, Stratix V
Arria II, Arria V
Cyclone® III LS, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V


Post-Configuration BSDL Creator Stratix 10



Post-Configuration BSDL Generator Arria 10



Post-Configuration BSDL Creator MAX 10 - -
Post-Configuration BSDL Generator
Cyclone 10 LP, Cyclone 10 GX - -