Programming Tools

There are several programming tools available from Intel and third party vendors for use in programming Intel® configuration devices and CPLDs and in configuring Intel FPGAs. This page is a guide to complete information on the programming tools now available that support Intel FPGAs.

Available Programming Tools

  • Intel FPGA Programming Tools
    These include Intel download cables, Altera Programming Unit (APU) and Intel FPGA programming software
  • In-Circuit Testers
    In-circuit testers used to program and verify CPLDs that support in-system programmability (ISP)
  • Boundary-Scan Tools
    Boundary-scan tools used to program and verify CPLDs that support ISP
  • Third Party Programmer
    Third-party programming hardware that supports programming Intel FPGAs
  • IEEE 1532 Programming
    Intel ISP-based devices that support programming using the IEEE 1532 standard
  • Jam STAPL
    The Jam Standard Test and Programming Language (STAPL) portable embedded tool used to program all CPLDs or configuration devices and to configure all FPGA devices that support IEEE Standard 1149.1