Byteblaster Programmer

Byteblaster Programmer

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George

Glen Mills, PA

#1 Mar 23, 2007
Has anyone ever had success with using the parallel port Byteblaster programming cable with a USB to Parallel adapter cable? Im using the Quartus 11 web based IDE.

George
Meilong

Seattle, WA

#2 Apr 25, 2007
I am trying to do so. But it seems that the Byteblaster driver cannot be recognized for the usb2paralel cable.
Diego

Adel, GA

#3 Dec 1, 2007
Nop... I didn't work for me neither :(
SCN

Zabreh, Czech Republic

#4 Aug 18, 2008
You can try http://www.jtagtest.com/ - it is capable of running SVF files and can be used to configure your FPGA / CPLD chip. According to http://www.jtagtest.com/faq/viatap/is-viatap-... it is compatible with ByteBlaster!
Karpol

Burlington, NJ

#5 Nov 18, 2008
I made it working through PCMCIA to Parallel adapter SPP-100G made by Quantech. If you want it work on Laptop without parallel port, set it to port address 0x400 (not usual 0x378). It works like a charm with Altera Quartus programmer.
Normal USB to parallel adapters only emulates LPT port to use by Windows drivers. It won't work with ByteBlaster driver.

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