1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 12, 2017 10:52 PM by nisa

    questions about use AN84868

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      Hi:

         

      I want to  configure  a FPGA of altera , AN84868 is referenced. but i want use the quartus II software to download FPGA code and debug.

         

      so i think i need the altera usb blaster driver ,but how can i make  match AN84868 and the altera usb blaster driver ,where that i need modify.  do you see what i mean ?  do you have other better ways .can you help me , thanks.

        • 1. Re: questions about use AN84868
          nisa

          In AN84868 , Acting as a master, FX3 can configure the Xilinx FPGA in Slave Serial. It also describes how FX3 firmware switches to the Slave FIFO interface after the FPGA configuration is complete. You just need the bin/image file which you would like to program the FPGA. The FX3 will take this file from the PC, and send it to the FPGA over SPI, and wait for status from the FPGA. This is done for Xilinix FPGA, if you want to program a different one, you need to check if that FPGA support SPI programming and according what are the status pins that the FPGA generates. You do not need any FPGA related driver on the PC if you have the bin/img which is needed to be programmed on the FPGA.