Altera / Intel USB-Blaster Download Cable

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USB Blaster Download Cable is designed for ALTERA FPGA, CPLD, Active Serial Configuration Devices and Enhanced Configuration Devices, USB 2.0 connection to the PC and JTAG, AS, PS to the target device. Official reference can be found here.

Configuration

You can configure debugging tool using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File):

[env:myenv]
platform = ...
board = ...
debug_tool = altera-usb-blaster

If you would like to use this tool for firmware uploading, please change upload protocol:

[env:myenv]
platform = ...
board = ...
debug_tool = altera-usb-blaster
upload_protocol = altera-usb-blaster

More options:

Drivers

Please install official drivers.

Wiring Connections

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JTAG Interface

USB-Blaster JTAG 10-Pin Connector Board JTAG Pin Description
1 TCK JTAG Return Test Clock
2 GND Digital ground
3 TDO Test Data Out pin
4 VCC Positive Supply Voltage — Power supply for JTAG interface drivers
5 TMS Test Mode State pin
9 TDI Test Data In pin

Platforms

Name Description
GigaDevice GD32V The GigaDevice GD32V device is a 32-bit general-purpose microcontroller based on the RISC-V core with an impressive balance of processing power, reduced power consumption and peripheral set.

Frameworks

Name Description
Arduino Arduino Wiring-based Framework allows writing cross-platform software to control devices attached to a wide range of Arduino boards to create all kinds of creative coding, interactive objects, spaces or physical experiences.
GigaDevice GD32V SDK GigaDevice GD32VF103 Firmware Library (SDK)

Boards

Note

For more detailed board information please scroll tables below by horizontal.

Name Platform Debug MCU Frequency Flash RAM
GD32VF103V-EVAL GigaDevice GD32V External GD32VF103VBT6 108MHz 128KB 32KB
Sipeed Longan Nano GigaDevice GD32V External GD32VF103CBT6 108MHz 128KB 32KB
Wio Lite RISC-V GigaDevice GD32V External GD32VF103CBT6 108MHz 128KB 32KB