• Verilog for Cyclone IV

    From Tom Szolyga@21:1/5 to All on Sun Sep 5 10:54:15 2021
    I am trying to program a Cyclone IV device with Verilog using Intel's Quartus dev environment. It uses a USB Blaster to connect the PC to the Cyclone IV board. Unfortunately the Windows driver for the USB Blaster from Intel does not load because it is
    not signed and its certificate expired on 7/21/21.

    Is there another way to program the FPGA from Quartus? Does anyone know of a work around?

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  • From Julio Di Egidio@21:1/5 to tszo...@pacbell.net on Mon Sep 6 10:07:31 2021
    On Sunday, 5 September 2021 at 19:54:17 UTC+2, tszo...@pacbell.net wrote:
    I am trying to program a Cyclone IV device with Verilog using Intel's Quartus dev environment. It uses a USB Blaster to connect the PC to the Cyclone IV board. Unfortunately the Windows driver for the USB Blaster from Intel does not load because it is
    not signed and its certificate expired on 7/21/21.

    Is there another way to program the FPGA from Quartus? Does anyone know of a work around?

    (Do you have Quartus Prime 14.0 or later? Are you (not) on the Lite version?) Here are a couple of links I have found:

    Intel FPGA Download Cable II User Guide (with installation instructions: if you have the prerequisites, you might first simply try to update your drivers)
    <https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/documentation/iga1446847781805.html>

    USB BLASTER II Driver Windows 10 (see the whole thread and related: if you are on the Lite version, someone suggests installing the Quartus Prime Pro standalone programmer, which is free, to work around it...)
    <https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel-FPGA-Software-Installation/USB-BLASTER-II-Driver-Windows-10/m-p/1275843>

    Julio

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  • From TJ Edmister@21:1/5 to All on Thu Sep 16 11:13:46 2021
    On Sun, 05 Sep 2021 13:54:15 -0400, Tom Szolyga <tszolyga@pacbell.net>
    wrote:

    I am trying to program a Cyclone IV device with Verilog using Intel's Quartus dev environment. It uses a USB Blaster to connect the PC to the Cyclone IV board. Unfortunately the Windows driver for the USB Blaster
    from Intel does not load because it is not signed and its certificate
    expired on 7/21/21.

    Is there another way to program the FPGA from Quartus? Does anyone know
    of a work around?

    You could disable driver signature checking in your OS, or boot a
    different OS (perhaps inside a VM) which doesn't have this restriction.

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  • From okhajut@21:1/5 to tszo...@pacbell.net on Sun Feb 20 14:07:24 2022
    On Sunday, 5 September 2021 at 18:54:17 UTC+1, tszo...@pacbell.net wrote:
    I am trying to program a Cyclone IV device with Verilog using Intel's Quartus dev environment. It uses a USB Blaster to connect the PC to the Cyclone IV board. Unfortunately the Windows driver for the USB Blaster from Intel does not load because it is
    not signed and its certificate expired on 7/21/21.

    Is there another way to program the FPGA from Quartus? Does anyone know of a work around?

    What version of Quartus are you using? Is this a Byte Blaster I or Byte Blaster II?

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