Altera / Intel USB-Blaster

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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.

Nuclei

Find professional RISC-V Processor IP in Nuclei, first professional RISC-V IP company in Mainland China, match all your requirements in AIoT Era.

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) is a firmware function package, including programs, data structures and macro definitions, all the performance features of peripherals of GD32VF103 devices are involved in the package

Nuclei SDK

Open Source Software Development Kit for the Nuclei N/NX processors

Boards

Note

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

Name

Platform

Debug

MCU

Frequency

Flash

RAM

GD32VF103V Evaluation Kit

Nuclei

External

GD32VF103VBT6

108MHz

128KB

32KB

GD32VF103V RVStar Kit

Nuclei

On-board

GD32VF103VBT6

108MHz

128KB

32KB

GD32VF103V-EVAL

GigaDevice GD32V

External

GD32VF103VBT6

108MHz

128KB

32KB

Sipeed Longan Nano

GigaDevice GD32V

External

GD32VF103CBT6

108MHz

128KB

32KB

Sipeed Longan Nano

Nuclei

External

GD32VF103CBT6

108MHz

128KB

32KB

Sipeed Longan Nano Lite

GigaDevice GD32V

External

GD32VF103C8T6

108MHz

64KB

20KB

Wio Lite RISC-V

GigaDevice GD32V

External

GD32VF103CBT6

108MHz

128KB

32KB