12-20-2012 10:48 AM
The Digilent HS2 is an alternative to the Xilinx Platform Cable USB II. The HS2 can do everything the Platform Cable can. It has built in support within all Xilinx tools. The HS2 is about 1/4th the cost of the Platform Cable, and you may find it is faster in some cases.
Also, the HS2 has a surface-mount, user-adoptable equivalent in the Digilent SMT2. Engineers who want to add permanent on-board USB-JTAG capability on their boards can do this now where they were never able to do this with the Platform Cable USB technology.
If you're interested, please visit the embedded links above, or speak with your Avnet FAE.