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LBart15
Beginner
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Altera USB Blaster Presence Detection

I would like to know if there is a way to detect the presence of the USB Blaster on a board. I need to detect it to disable (Tri-State with buffer) another JTAG bus signal to avoid concurrent access to the bus.

 

  1. Is there any signal driven by the USB Blaster that can be used to getting knowledge of its presence?
  2. Are the two GND connected together internally (so i can use one of this pulled-up to get the information)?
  3. Is a schematic of USB Blaster available?

 

Thanks a lot

Best Regards

Lorenzo

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YuanLi_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Lorenzo,

 

May i know what is the device that you are using so that i can share you the development kit schematic that we have for your reference?

 

I think there is no way to detect that as the signal waveform needed to send on the 10 pin in the circuit board header is the same. Unless you have a controller connected to the 2 JTAG and that might be able to prevent concurrent on that.

 

Thank You.

 

Regards,

Bruce

LBart15
Beginner
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Hi Bruce,

I am using a MAX II, but I need the schematic of the USB Blaster to understand how it is possible to detect its presence and .

 

However could you please answer to question N. 2?

 

Thanks a lot.

 

Regards

Lorenzo

YuanLi_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Lorenzo,

 

Yes, GND are connected together. Apologize that we do not have schematic for USB Blaster.

 

Thank You

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