FPGA, SoC, And CPLD Boards And Kits
FPGA Evaluation and Development Kits
Announcements
Intel Support hours are Monday-Fridays, 8am-5pm PST, except Holidays. Thanks to our community members who provide support during our down time or before we get to your questions. We appreciate you!

Need Forum Guidance? Click here
Search our FPGA Knowledge Articles here.
5234 Discussions

Win7 unable to do "Auto Detect" for DE0-nano board

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
1,048 Views

I'm using a DE0-nano-SoC board and Quartus on my Win7 computer at work. However, I cannot get the Quartus Programmer software to detect the usb-board connection. I've got the development board plugged in using the micro USB connection on the side of the board between the Ethernet cube and the mini USB. No power cord, no other connections.  

 

The board shows up in my Device Manager as a USB Serial Converter but that's it. Quartus' Programmer software has the "Auto Detect Hardware" button grayed out. What am I supposed to do? I've tried reinstalling the driver several times. This happened at home too, where I used to be able to get it to work a year ago.
0 Kudos
2 Replies
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
196 Views

Hi, 

 

Turn on the board and check (connect power cord). 

 

Best Regards, 

Anand Raj Shankar 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
196 Views

Yeah, you need the power cord. Also, make sure you are plugged into the right USB port on the DE0-nano. Sounds like you want to program the FPGA so you would need to use J13 which is on the same side as the power connection.

Reply