About Programming


The Quartus II Programmer allows you to configure an Altera FPGA or CPLD device with a design. You use the Quartus II software to generate programming files that represent your design, and then use the Programmer to download the programming files to an Altera device over Altera programming hardware. You can also use the Programmer to program a flash memory device, which can then program or reprogram an Altera FPGA.


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 About Optional Programming Files

 About Flash Programming

 About the JTAG Chain Debugger


Note: You can use the stand-alone version of the Programmer to configure Altera devices without running the Quartus II software.



More information is available about Programming on the Altera website.


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