MasterBlaster™ USB Driver Information for Windows XP

Windows will prompt you to install the MasterBlaster universal serial bus (USB) cable driver the first time the MasterBlaster programmer is plugged in.

Quartus® II 2.1 and Later - Driver Installation

When you plug in the MasterBlaster USB cable, Windows XP will automatically recognize it and prompt you for the location of the driver.

  1. Browse to the <Path to Quartus II software>\drivers directory.
  2. Select the mblaster.inf file and click OK.
  3. Set up programming hardware in the Quartus II software to complete your installation.

MAX+PLUS® 10.2 and Later - Driver Installation

When you plug in the MasterBlaster USB cable, Windows XP will automatically recognize it and prompt you for the location of the driver.

  1. Browse to the <Path to MAX+PLUS II software>\Drivers\i386 directory.
  2. Select the mblaster.inf file and click OK.
  3. Set up programming hardware in the MAX+PLUS II software to complete your installation.

Related Information

Solution for the following error:

Why isn't my MasterBlaster auto-detected after plugging it into the USB port?