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Honored Contributor I
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MAX7000 programmer and adapter

I maintain an old system and now need to program a CPLD (P/N EPM7064LC68-15) which is MAX7000 series. The programmer was Third party Data I/O model PS3900/3910L. Unfortunately both programmer and adapter were misplaced and can't be found. I checked Data I/O and the programmer is obsolete and not available. 

 

I wonder if the programmer and adapter are available at Altera. Model numbers and sources.
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

You can buy USB blaster from Altera check the link 

https://www.altera.com/products/boards_and_kits/download-cables.html 

https://www.buyaltera.com/partdetail?partid=1212940 

Or Buy from DigiKey/Terasic 

https://www.digikey.com/en/product-highlight/t/terasic-tech/usb-blaster-cable 

For adapter 

https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=75#category76 

 

Best Regards, 

Anand Raj Shankar 

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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi bluebox, 

the mentioned device doesn't have capability of programming via serial JTAG interface. Therefore the Altera USB Blaster or Terasic Blaster cable are useless. For a programing support of the device from old MAX7000 family you will need a programmer with parallel programming protocol capability such as Altera Programming Unit or the 3rd party programmers such as BPM, Data IO, Elnec or System General. The appropriate programming adapter should be selected as well. For further information I would recommend to check the device family specification as well as an universal programmer documentation or device programmer's web search. 

https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/support-centers/devices/programming-tools/tls-alter... 

https://www.altera.com/products/boards_and_kits/programming-adapters.html 

 

Best regards, 

Martin
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi blue, 

I would like to add the additional information about the availability of Altera programming solutions from 2012, https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/solutions/rd04202011_800.html 

 

Regards, 

Martin
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Thanks all for the information.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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One thing to note if you're using jtag programmers, make sure you get the 'S' version or you won't be able to program it. So the EPM7128SLC84 has JTAG, any others don't... 

 

-Mux
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