The Intel® Quartus® Prime software and MAX+PLUS® II software are Intel® tools that provide compiler, simulation, and programming capabilities. A designer without the full version of the Intel Quartus Prime software or the MAX+PLUS II software can use the stand-alone versions of the programmer to program, verify, and examine Intel devices. The Intel Quartus Prime software supports all current Intel programming hardware.
Description: Usb ISP programmer for programming Altera's range of FPGA and CPLD device. This programmer is also idealy suited for our own Altera development boards such as item HCDVBD0006. This programmer is compatible with Altera's Quartus development tools (Use USB blaster in programmer hardware settings). Items include: 1 X device 1 X USB cable 1 X 10pin JTAGE cable Supports 1.5V,1.8V,2.5V,3.5V and 5.0V. Support all ALTERA products : CPLD ( MAX3000, MAX7000, MAX9000 and MAX II ) ; FPGA ( Stratix, StratixII, Cyclone, CycloneII, ACEX 1K, APEX20K and FLEX 10K ) ;Active serial configuration device (EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16) Supports AS, PS and JTAG program ( with Verify and BankCheck function). Supports embedded logic analyser function of SignalTapII Supports NIOS II communication and debugger -- When you use it to debug your Black Gold , it will not Pop-up warning Faster -- about 6 times than ByteblasterII USB interface 100% compatible with Official ALTERA USB Blaster
In troubleshooting, I also tried installing the same version of Quartus II and the USB blaster on my Win10 laptop, but the driver isn't signed for win10 so I dropped that approach. Back on the Win7 computer I tried using the command prompt to open altera\11.2sp2\quartus\bin\jtagconfig.exe and saw it read out the message "No JTAG hardware available".
If there is the need to change the JTAG clock frequency, copy the file "arrow_usb_blaster.conf" and adjust the frequency to your needs.The programmer shared library uses the FTDI library libftd2xx version 1.4.8 which is statically linked.The programmer shared library for Linux has been developed and tested under Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. However it should also work with other Linux distributions.
This is a ALTERA USB Blaster compatible programmer or downloader for FPGA and CPLD. This USB blaster supports official ALTERA software to download your FPGA boards of any make. Chip support list is same as official ALTERA USB Blaster.
Hmm, I don't see any relevant-looking modules loaded in the Fedora system. None get loaded when the programmer is attached to the VM - and looking through the Fedora kernel config I see some of the config options that match altera are disabled. Those that are enabled in Fedora are also enabled in Arch, and Arch even has some that Fedora doesn't. Between the two VMs, it seems Arch's lsmod is a superset of Fedora's. Fedora has a lot more built-in options than Arch does though, so the lsmod output may not tell all.
Go to the directory containing the Linux image (vmlinux). Launch openocd with openocd -f interface/altera-usb-blaster.cfg -f board/or1k_generic.cfg If everything works as expected, you should see the following in your terminal:
The device should now be recognized inside your virtual Windows 7 installation and you can install the drivers for it. There is no separate download for the USB Blaster drivers for Windows 7. They are provided with the Quartus II installation files and you will need install them manually. The default location of the drivers is C:\altera\13.0sp1\quartus\drivers. Go to your device manager, right click on the recognized device and select Update driver software. Select this folder, click on Next and the drivers should get installed on your virtual Windows 7 system.
To facilitate working with the Altera software, I suggest adding the bin/ folder of the Quartus installation (/opt/altera/13.1/quartus/bin on my system) to $PATH. This gives command-line access to the commands jtagd and jtagconfig which I use in this post. 2b1af7f3a8