I am having problem installing USB-Blaster in DE0 for Windows 11. It cannot find the driver in the specified directory. Is there any way to run this on Windows 11?
Thanks for your help
This is exceedingly frustrating. Not only am I trying to run it in Windows 11, I'm trying to run it on ARM. What's frustrating is that the driver is just the FTDI D2XX driver repackaged. They don't need to have their own driver. They could just use whatever FTDI D2XX driver is installed on the system.
FTDI already has drivers for Windows 11 on ARM, x86_64, and other platforms.
Quartus prime pro 23.1 is out and I was able to download programmer and tools from additional software. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software-kit/776242/intel-quartus-prime-pro-edition-design-software-version-23-1-for-windows.html
Install Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Programmer and Tools and update driver under install folder C:\intelFPGA_pro\23.1\qprogrammer\quartus\drivers.
It works fine so far.
Regarding the issue with the USB blaster, as mention by ak6dn there will be issues regarding installing the USB blaster in Windows 11 because It is not officially supported yet by Intel. We cannot sure that it will 100% works in windows 11. As for work around to troubleshoot the issue, you can follow the instruction from the link that I have attached below.
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I downloaded Quartus Prime 22.1 today, and the provided Blaster driver still is refused for an expired certificate. How can Intel afford to provide drivers with expired certificates? For more than a year, the driver installation requires jumping through hoops and searching driver patches for the most current versions of your toolchain.
Can it really be necessary to resolve this by downloading a third-party driver?
I downloaded USB Blaster driver for Windows 10 from
put them to Quartus drivers subdirectory,
then update USB Blaster driver form Device Manager -> USB Blaster.
I've been able to make it works in Windows 11.
I have followed your post, but I still can't get it to work under Windows 11. It still gives me an error that it cannot load the driver:
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)
%hs is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0x
Is there anything else that you can think of that you did in order to get it to work under Windows 11? I'm going to have to run a VM with Win 10 in the meantime.
I know Win 11 isn't supported and I'm not expecting you to know the answer. I just thought I would give it a shot to see if you have any other thoughts.
I have followed your instructions as far as possible:
- Installation of the linked driver worked successfully, but in Device Manager, the USB Blaster still shows up as "unknown device".
- Updating the driver is not possible, as Windows does not recognize the driver update as a match for the device.
Any more input on this will be very welcome.
To formally reply to the initial question by @Farishb , I was able to make my windows 11 machine recognise the device by reverting back to Quartus Prime 18.1. You can download Quartus Prime 18.1 using this link (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software-kit/665990/intel-quartus-prime-lite-edition-design-software-version-18-1-for-windows.html)
Model: Terasic FPGA DE-10
Device: Intel Cyclone V
I had installed Quartus Prime 22.1 prior to Quartus Prime 18.1. I encountered the unrecognised driver issue as well. I have tried to fix it with the solution from @Roger36 to no success. Hence the rolling-back to Quartus 18.1.
To my surprise, during the installation for 18.1, I was prompted with the install USB driver checkbox. I then continued with the installation. When the FPGA is connected, the driver should be installed under JTAG cables in the device manager.
Device Manager (FPGA not-plugged in)
Windows 11 Info
Hope this helps someone!
I got Quartus-II v13.0.1 to work with bitblaster driver for my new DE0 Nano board from Terasic on Windows 11.
The problem is of the many drivers that I downloaded, I can't remember which driver worked.
Anyway, its working so I'm good to go.