I am new to FPGA design and I ordered a MAX 10 FPGA Development Kit.I can't access the MAX 10 Development Kit Installer on the Altera Website as directed in the quick start guide that came with the board and the user guide. Can somebody please guide me on how to download it? Or is there something else I can do? Thanks. Akanimo.
Altera web links may change from time to time. You'll find installation files for all Altera development kits on the respective product pages, e.g. https://www.altera.com/products/boards_and_kits/dev-kits/altera/max-10-fpga-development-kit.html
--- Quote Start --- When I opened it, the Application files included are as shown in the second picture attached (named 'Altera Only Applications files Included Capture'). --- Quote End --- And what's the problem? What are you missing particularly?
I might be experiencing the exact same problem, so I'm going to describe it here hoping it helps Akanimo, too.After reading the User Guide's section on how to install the Dev-Kit http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12995&stc=1 I expected to download an executable installer file, but instead got a zip-Archive of the installed Dev-Kit's directory structure. I manually created the required directory structure http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12996&stc=1 in Quartus' installation directory, but am still not able to launch the board test system. All I get is a warning prompt telling me 'No JTAG cable is detected or selected.'. The USB-BlasterII driver seems to be installed correctly, since the Device Manager shows two different JTAG cables (JTAG interface and System Console interface). Further more running the jtag chain integrity test in Quartus returns that the 'JTAG chain connection is good and consistent.'. I tried updating the path varibale as described by the HowTo downloadable at https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/solutions/rd01292013_416.html, which didn't solve the problem. It seems that the installer does some more configuration, which I don't know and therefore can't do by hand myself. Hopefully somebody knows what to do or where to find the installer executable?
It looks to be a mismatch between the documentation and the installer. Nonetheless, I believe that the the extracted files need to be located in the c:\altera\15.0\ directoryIn order for board test system to run, you will require the same Quartus version as mentioned in the download page - in this case, 15.0
I am using Quartus II (v15.0) Web Edition at the moment.Don't know whether it is relevant or not, but at first I tried running the BTS with Quartus Prime version 16.1 since it was already installed on the computer I'm using. Setting up the dev kit directory in the same way as described in my post above and starting the BTS gave me the mentioned warning prompt. I then uninstalled Quartus Prime and all it's components and made a fresh install of the required Quartus version 15.0 --> still the same problem..