programming hardware Definition

Used in conjunction with the Programmer to program or configure all Intel devices supported by the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.

The following programming hardware is available in the current version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software:

  • Altera Programming Unit (APU)
  • ByteBlasterMV cable
  • Intel® FPGA Parallel Port Cable
  • Intel® FPGA Ethernet Cable
  • Intel® FPGA Download Cable

The ByteBlasterMV cable uses a parallel port. The Intel® FPGA Download Cable, the Ethernet Blaster cable, and the Intel® FPGA Parallel Port Cable have the same capabilities as the ByteBlaster cable, with the additional functionality of providing programming support for serial configuration devices. The Intel® FPGA Download Cable uses a USB port, the Ethernet Blaster cable uses an Ethernet port, and the Intel® FPGA Parallel Port Cable uses a parallel port.