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Can I make my own software to use USB-Blaster II with Cypress SDK?

Altera_Forum
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Hi, 

 

I want to make my own software to transfer datas from PC to FPGA using USB-Blaster II.  

Can I make software using CyUSB SDK? I already checked my blaster ii by making simple c# project. 

But device (blaster ii) is not recognized. USB control center software in SDK also couldn't find blaster device.  

Anybody try this?
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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I presume USB Blaster II Cypress controller is personalized with Altera VID and PID. You are probably able to delete the Altera programming in EEPROM, but would also loose the USB Blaster functionality.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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I've used the open source libxsvf package (http://www.clifford.at/libxsvf/) quite successfully to program a max1k from arrow (really trenz) (http://zipcpu.com/blog/2017/12/16/max1k.html) without modifying the FT2232H EEPROM load or changing the VID or PID of my product. 

 

It's doable. 

 

Dan
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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Should I delete MAX CPLD? I just want to control USB interface controller only. I guess firmware protect access except altera tools. Thank you.

Altera_Forum
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Thank you. I will try.

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