Setting up Programming Hardware in Quartus II Software

Drivers are required for some Altera® programming hardware. If you have not already done so, check the driver information page to determine whether a driver is required. If a driver is required, you should install it before continuing with the steps below.

Quartus II Version 4.2 and later

  1. Start the Quartus® II software.
  2. Choose Programmer from the Tools menu. The Programmer window will open.
  3. Click the Hardware Setup... button to open the Hardware Setup window.
    1. The selected programming hardware is identified as Currently Selected Hardware.
    2. Programming hardware that is already set up appears in the Available hardware items window.
  4. Click the Add Hardware button to open the Add Hardware window if the programming hardware you would like to use is not listed in the Available hardware items window.
    1. Select the appropriate programming cable or programming hardware from the Hardware Type list.
    2. Select the appropriate port and baud rate if necessary.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Select the programming hardware you would like to use by choosing it in the Available hardware items list.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Your programming hardware has been set up.

For detailed information about how to program Altera devices, refer to Quartus II Help.

Quartus II Version 4.0 and 4.1

  1. Start the Quartus II software.
  2. Choose Programmer from the Tools menu. The Programmer window will open.
  3. Click the Hardware Setup... button to open the Hardware Setup window.
    1. The selected programming hardware is identified as Currently Selected Hardware.
    2. Programming hardware that is already set up appears in the Available hardware items window.
  4. Click the Add Hardware button to open the Add Hardware window if the programming hardware you would like to use is not listed in the Available hardware items window.
    1. Select the appropriate programming cable or programming hardware from the Hardware Type list.
    2. Select the appropriate port and baud rate if necessary.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Select the programming hardware you would like to use by clicking on it in the Available hardware items window then clicking the Select Hardware button. Your choice will be listed as the Currently Selected Hardware.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Your programming hardware has been set up.

For detailed information about how to program Altera devices, refer to Quartus II Help.

Quartus II Version 3.0

  1. Start the Quartus II software.
  2. Choose Programmer from the Tools menu. The programmer window will open.
  3. Click the Hardware button to open the Hardware Setup window.
    1. The selected programming hardware is identified as Currently Selected Hardware.
    2. Programming hardware that is already set up appears in the Available hardware items window.
  4. Click the Add Hardware button to open the Add Hardware window if the programming hardware you would like to use is not listed in the Available hardware items window.
    1. Select the appropriate programming cable or programming hardware from the Hardware Type list.
    2. Select the appropriate port and baud rate if necessary.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Select the programming hardware you would like to use by clicking on it in the Available hardware items window then clicking the Select Hardware button. Your choice will be listed as the Currently Selected Hardware.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Your programming hardware has been set up.

For detailed information about how to program Altera devices, refer to Quartus II Help.

Quartus II Version 2.2

  1. Start the Quartus II software
  2. Choose Programmer from the Tools menu. The programmer window will open
  3. Click the Setup button to open the Programming Hardware Setup window.
    1. The selected programming hardware is identified as Currently Selected Hardware.
    2. Programming hardware that is already set up appears in the Available hardware items window.
  4. Click the Add Hardware button to open the Add Hardware window if the programming hardware you would like to use is not listed in the Available hardware items window.
    1. Select the appropriate programming cable or programming hardware from the Hardware Type list.
    2. Select the appropriate port and baud rate if necessary.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Select the programming hardware you would like to use by clicking on it in the Available hardware items window then clicking the Select Hardware button. Your choice will be listed as the Currently Selected Hardware.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Your programming hardware has been set up.

For detailed information about how to program Altera devices, refer to Quartus II Help.

Quartus II Version 2.1

  1. Start the Quartus II software.
  2. Choose Open Programmer from the Processing menu. The programmer window will open.
  3. Click the Setup button to open the Programming Hardware Setup window.
    1. The selected programming hardware is identified as Currently Selected Hardware.
    2. Programming hardware that is already set up appears in the Available hardware items window.
  4. Click the Add Hardware button to open the Add Hardware window if the programming hardware you would like to use is not listed in the Available hardware items window.
    1. Select the appropriate programming cable or programming hardware from the Hardware Type list.
    2. Select the appropriate port and baud rate if necessary.
    3. Click OK.
  5. Select the programming hardware you would like to use by clicking on it in the Available hardware items window then clicking the Select Hardware button. Your choice will be listed as the Currently Selected Hardware.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Your programming hardware has been set up.

For detailed information about how to program Altera devices, refer to Quartus II Help.

Quartus II Version 2.0 and Earlier

  1. Start the Quartus II software.
  2. Choose Open Programmer from the Processing menu. The programmer window will open.
  3. Click the Setup button to open the Programming Hardware Setup window.
    1. The selected programming hardware is identified as Currently Selected Hardware.
    2. Programming hardware that is already set up appears in the Hardware/Port window.
  4. Click the Add button to open the Add Hardware window if the programming hardware you would like to use is not listed in the Hardware/Port window.
    1. Select the appropriate programming cable or programming hardware from the Hardware Type list.
    2. Select the appropriate port and baud rate if necessary..
    3. Click OK
  5. Select the programming hardware you would like to use by double-clicking it in the Hardware/Port window. Your choice will be listed as the Currently Selected Hardware.
  6. Click Close.
  7. Your programming hardware has been set up.

For detailed information about how to program Altera devices, refer to Quartus II Help.