I'm running Windows 11 on ARM. Quartus 22.1 and the terasIC apps Control Panel and System Builder run, but the Altera USB Blaster driver won't install, because it's x86 only, and Windows on ARM requires drivers to be ARM.
The driver itself is just rebranded FTDI, and FTDI has certified drivers for Windows 11 on ARM. It should be trivial to get a new version of Intel’s, but I have no idea where to ask for this, other than here.
go through the bellow article. you will get idea on OS support details to cables and adapter driver
That page has no drivers for Windows 11 or arm64. It also doesn't expressly say "USB Blaster" anywhere, so I don't know if that product has been renamed, or what.
On the DE0-Nano board I have, the documentation says it has a "USB Blaster" built-in. This is an FTDI FT245D chip, and it uses FTDI drivers, but has some customizations for matching a different vendor and product ID, so the standard downloadable driver from FTDI won't work correctly.
What options do I have?
Quartus can support up to windows10 only. it's not support windows11.
for the reference check bellow one. they shared some steps for windows11 but we are not sure it will or not.
Yeah, I tried those steps. Doesn't work. The driver needs to be arm64.
You guys need to update Quartus to just use the standard FTDI drivers. You can use API calls in their library to find devices with your vendor and product IDs, no need to ship a specialized driver. And since you're already using the FTDI driver anyway, the change should be trivial, something that could be in the next maintenance release of Quartus.
Hmm, that seems to be for debugging a Nios V processor core on Intel FPGAs. I don't see anything in the steps that shows loading the Nios V core onto the FPGA, just debugging code running on the core.
yaaa, that information i didn't find any ware. if possible try to use Quartus in windows10. next release of Quartus can support to Windows11.
i think it's better using windows10 to your issue.
if you don't have any issues about this i will close this case. please conform.
Unfortunately that's not possible. I have an arm64 computer, and so I have to run Windows on arm64, and the only Windows that supports that is Windows 11.
Windows 11 was released more than a year ago (Oct 2021). Developer previews have been available since December of 2019, three years ago. Intel is a large corporation with ample resources, and Quartus clearly has regular updates. Moreover, it's technically possible and even easier for Quartus developers to use the standard FTDI drivers for USB Blaster devices. There's really no excuse for such a long delay in this support. This obstacle makes other FPGA vendors more attractive.
Due to the nature of the issue, this bug/issue is currently in the lower priority list for Intel to fix. We apologize for any inconvenience. Given this, is there any way you could proceed and let me know how I can help?
you need to wait until new release then only you can use on windows11. right now beta testing is going.
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already we have early access customers.
Actually we don't know how to get early access customer. because we rarely got customer requested for this.
i need some more time to know the process of getting early access customer.