Intel® FPGA Download Cable II User Guide

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Date 1/16/2024
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1.6. Installing the Intel® FPGA Download Cable II Driver on Linux Systems

For Linux, the download cable supports Red Hat Enterprise 5, 6, and 7.

To access the cable, the Intel® Quartus® Prime software uses the built-in Red Hat USB drivers, the USB file system (usbfs). By default, root is the only user allowed to use usbfs. You must have system administration (root) privileges to configure the Intel® FPGA Download Cable II drivers.

  1. Create a file named /etc/udev/rules.d/51-usbblaster.rules and add the following lines to it. (The .rules file may already exist if you have installed an earlier version.)
    1. Red Hat Enterprise 5 and above

      # Intel FPGA Download Cable II
      SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6010", MODE="0666"
      SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="09fb", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6810", MODE="0666"
    There should be only three lines in this file, one starting with a comment and two starting with BUS. Do not add extra line breaks to the .rules file.
  2. Complete your installation by setting up the programming hardware in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. Go to the “Setting Up the Intel FPGA Download Cable II Hardware with the Intel Quartus Prime Software” section.

For more information about download cable driver installation, refer to the Cable and Adapter Drivers Information page.