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Usb blaster ii or usb blaster rcn

Hello guys ; 

 

I have questions, I want to ask u . I can use MAX 10 FPGA and want to program JTAG via USB blaster. 

 

Can I use USB Blaster II or USB Blaster RCN ?? 

What is the difference between USB-Blaster and USB-Blaster II? 

 

My Computer's versiyon is Windows 8 and other is Windows 10. 

 

All of them , can I program blaster RCN or blaster II ? 

 

Thank u very much
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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HI, 

 

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Can I use USB Blaster II or USB Blaster RCN ?? 

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Yes, you can use USB Blaster II with Windows 8 and Windows 10 but for USB Blaster RCN refer, 

https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/solutions/rd12082014_64.html 

 

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What is the difference between USB-Blaster and USB-Blaster II? 

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Refer this thread, 

https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39535 

 

For more details about Download cables refer, 

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

 

Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance. 

 

Best Regards 

Vikas Jathar  

Intel Customer Support – Engineering 

(Under Contract to Intel)
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Problems with USB Blaster and certain dev kits as well as custom designed boards have been around all the time. As far as I'm aware of, they are not related to OS or software but to signal integrity issues, e.g. ringing JTAG clock that can occur under certain trace impedance conditions. I was always able to handle it by adding quite a bit of capacitance between TCK and GND near the FPGA. 

 

Driver installation problems and incompatibility with other FTDI devices plugged into the same computer are another endless story with classical USB Blaster.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Thank u very much for answer my question :)

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