.XSVF File Extension

Xilinx Serial Vector Format

General Information

Title XSVF File Extension
Extension .xsvf
Full Form Xilinx Serial Vector Format
File Type Configuration File
Developer Xilinx
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store FPGA configuration
Additional Functions Transfer JTAG data
Features Serial data, Binary format

File Characteristics

Quality Binary encoded
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Not directly

Use Cases

FPGA Programming Yes
Circuit Debugging Yes
Device Configuration Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Limited, Specific use
Best Practices Checksum verification

Historical/Version Information

Associated with FPGA technology
Relevance Legacy, Superseded by SVF, XSVF

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .bit, .svf, .jed

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Xilinx ISE Paid, License Windows, Linux
Xilinx Vivado Free, Subscription Windows, Linux
Impact Paid, License Windows, Linux