Intel® Agilex™ Configuration User Guide

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Date 5/30/2022

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1.1.2. Intel Download Cables Supporting Configuration in Intel® Agilex™ Devices

Intel provides the following cables to download your design to the Intel® Agilex™ device on the PCB. Download cables support prototyping activity by providing detailed debug messages via Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer. You must use Intel download cables for advanced debugging using the Signal Tap logic analyzer or the System Console tools.

Table 2.   Intel® Agilex™ -Supported Download Cable Capabilities
Download Cable Protocol Support Intel® Agilex™ Device Cable Connection to PCB
Intel® FPGA Download Cable II (formerly the USB-Blaster II) JTAG, AS

10-pin female plug

Intel FPGA Ethernet Cable (formerly the Ethernet Blaster II) JTAG, AS 10-pin female plug

The Intel FPGAs and Programmable Devices / Download Cables provides more information about the download cables and includes links to the user guides for all cables listed in the table above.