Two days before I got my CPLD (complex programmable logic device). Here are some snap shots of my CPLD XC9536.
The main problem is that there is not much support for programming these CPLD xc9536 using free software. There are tools available for programming this cpld. But all of them are for Windows platform.
But there is a small hope. The xilinx website is giving a software named ISE WebPACK Design Software. It’s linux version us available for download.
I have to start hacking the CPLD soon. I have designed the PCB for the JTAG Parallel Cable programmer using PCB.
I would like to say special thanks to Omkar Kulkarni for helping me a lot. He has written a very good tutorial for programming this xc9536 CPlD. check this link http://elecrom.wordpress.com/2008/03/02/getting-started-with-xilinx-xc9536/
Here are some links that might be useful.