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Reprogramming Old Altera EP610PC-15

Altera_Forum
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Hello Everyone, 

 

I am currently working in college project where we have to reprogramme old Altera Chip EP610PC-15 so that they can be used in PC with new operating system. 

Can anyone help me how can I do this or is this really possible. 

 

Thanks
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi h, 

yes, it is possible but only in case of a windowed ceramic package. Plastic package devices are one-time-programmable. A windowed package device can be erase with help of an ultra-violet (UV) eraser. For more information please check manufacturer device specification (https://www.altera.com/content/dam/altera-www/global/en_us/pdfs/literature/ds/archives/classic.pdf). The following web page can be helpful for better understanding of the situation as well (https://www.elnec.com/en/support/application-notes/html/?file=erasing_eprom). 

 

Best regards, 

Martin 

 

Edit: According to the exact device part number format is the package type plastic DIP package. Therefore the answer is no unfortunately. The reason has been already explained.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi Martin, 

 

Thanks for answering my question. 

My another question these are compatible with windows, If I reprogramme them will they work in windows 10. 

Is there any software to reprogramme these chips. 

 

Thanks  

Harshavardhan
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi Harshavardhan, 

this device belongs to the Altera Classic family that is no longer supported on the actual version of Altera design system. As I know the Classic family has been supported in MAX+PLUS II design system. I have no idea if this can be supported in Windows 10 as many older SW have a problem with Win10 compatibility. Maybe with help of a virtual machine with WinXP. One can try the following web pages to get additional information about the topic: 

https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/download/legacy/maxplus2/mp2-index.html 

https://www.altera.com/products/general/devices/classic.html 

https://www.altera.com/support/literature/lit-mature.html 

 

Best regards, 

Martin
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