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Altera Cyclone IV and USB Blaster

Mir
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I am making an external programmer for Altera Cyclone IV (exactly EP4CE6F17C8N / EP4CE6F17I8N). I have a usb blaster. What is the minimum signal connection (JTAG) to program the circuit? I have connected:

 

VCCINT to 1.2V,
VCCA1 to 2.5V,
VCCA2 to 2.5V
VCCD_PLL1 to 1.2V,
VCCD_PLL2 to 1.2V,
VCCIO1 to 3.3V
GND,
GNDA1
GNDA2,
nSTATUS up 10k to 3,3V,
nCONFIG up 10k to 3,3V,
nCE to GND

USB Blaster:
TDI up 10k to 3,3V,
TCK,
TMSup 10k to 3,3V,
TDO.

 

Are these connections sufficient? I connected VCCIO1 to 3.3V so that JTG would work on these pins, but Quartus does not detect Altera. Do I need to connect anything else to be able to detect and program the system?

Thanks.

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FvM
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According to CIV handbook, you need at least VCCIO for B1 and B6, because configuration pins reside in B6. I presume you have also connected 3V3 to JTAG connector.
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NurAiman_M_Intel
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Mir
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I connected VCCIO6 to 3.3V and it still does not work.

@Aiman,

I saw this document, and from it I deduced what to connect. However, it's probably not enough, because there is still no connection

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NurAiman_M_Intel
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Hi,

Are you using USB Blaster I or II? Did the USB Blaster ever work before with other board?

Can you try to change to another USB Blaster?


Regards,

Aiman



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NurAiman_M_Intel
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We do not receive any response from you to the previous answer that I have provided. This thread will be transitioned to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get the support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you


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Mir
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USB Blaster 1. I'm programming for the first time. Please let me know if this is enough. If so, and I haven't missed anything, I'll keep trying.

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