Type: Answers

Area: Component

Area: Tools


Last Modified: November 29, 2017
Version Found: v17.0
Bug ID: FB: 511887;

Update Driver Software - USB-Blaster Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device

Description

Due to a problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro edition software version 17.0 and 17.1, you may see this dialog when you install the driver software for the Intel FPGA Download Cable (formally the USB-Blaster).

Workaround/Fix

Install the driver from the drivers folder of version 17.0 or 17.1 of the Intel Quartus Prime Standard edition or Stand-alone Quartus Prime Programmer and Tools Standard edition instead.

  1. Install the Intel Quartus Prime Standard edition or stand-alone Quartus Prime Programmer and Tools Standard edition.
  2. Open Device Manager of Windows OS.
  3. Select Altera USB-Blaster under Universal Serial Bus controllers or USB-Blaster under Other devices
  4. Choose Update Driver Software from Action menu
  5. Choose Browse my computer for driver software on Update Driver Software - USB-Blaster window
  6. Click Browse button, specify the following driver location and click Next button
    <Quartus Prime Standard edition install folder>\quartus\drivers
    or
    <Stand-alone Quartus Prime Programmer and Tools Standard edition install folder>\qprogrammer\drivers
  7. Click Close button when you see "Windows has successfully update your driver software" dialog.

This problem is scheduled to be fixed in a future version of Quartus Prime Pro edition software.