The USB-Blaster™ download cable interfaces a USB port on a host computer to an Altera® FPGA mounted on a printed circuit board. The cable sends configuration data from the PC to a standard 10-pin header connected to the FPGA.
The USB-Blaster download cable can be used to download configuration data to the following Altera devices:
Stratix® series FPGAs
Cyclone® series FPGAs
MAX® series CPLDs
Arria® GX series FPGAs
APEX™ series FPGAs
ACEX® 1K FPGAs
FLEX 10K® series FPGAs
In-system programming of the following devices can be performed:
Altera configuration devices including EPC2 devices.
Enhanced configuration devices including EPC4, EPC8, and EPC16 devices.
Serial configuration devices including EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, and EPCS128 devices.
In addition, it can perform SignalTap® II logic analysis.
The USB-Blaster download cable supports target systems using 5.0-V TTL, 3.3-V
LVTTL/LVCMOS, and single-ended I/O standards from 1.5 V to 3.3 V.
5.0 V from the USB cable
Between 1.5 V and 5.0 V from the target circuit board