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Dover
Beginner
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The difference between the "JAM STAPL player" and "quartus_jli" ?

Hi all,

I want to find out a method to readback the USERCODE of the FPGA via the JTAG download cable (USB-Blaster) on my PC side.

  1. ​quartus_jli (Nios II Command Shell): I can readback the USERCODE.
  2. JAM STAPL player (Use Command Window): I cannot readback the USERCODE, it show the error message "I/O error: cannot open device \\. \ALTLPT1. Check port number and device driver installation."

I had found the following topic about the error message (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/soluti...), it seems that the ALTPLT1 is the driver 's name of the ByteBlaster cable.

If I want to readback the information by using the JAM STAPL player, do I must use the Byteblaster cable instead of the USB-blaster cable ?

 

Thanks a lot.

Dover

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JohnT_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

Unfortunately, the JAM STAPL does not support USB-Blaster. You may refer to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/soluti.... The reason is that the JAM STAPL is use for embedded system.

 

So I would recommend you to use quartus_jli if you would like to use USB-Blaster.

Dover
Beginner
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Hi John,

 

Thanks for the reply.

But could I have more simple method to readback the information without installing the whole Quartus software?

 

JohnT_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

You just need to install Quartus Programmer Stand Alone software.

Dover
Beginner
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Thank you so much.

I have reviewed the AN425 again. "quartus_jli" can be executed in the command window. It's not necessary to be execute in the Nios command shell.

JohnT_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

Yes, it can be executed in command window as long as you set the environment correctly.