MAX+PLUS II Software Updates                 

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Table 1 contains the MAX+PLUS II software updates history.


Table 1. Download MAX+PLUS II Software Updates

Version Notes Date
MAX+PLUS II 10.23 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 10.2, 10.21, or 10.22 software or MAX+PLUS II BASELINE version 10.2 software
Adds full support for MAX 3000A EPM3128AFC256 and EPM3256AFC256 devices.
July 2003
MAX+PLUS II 10.22 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 10.2 or 10.21 software
Adds support for the ByteBlaster™ II parallel port download cable.
Mar 2003
MAX+PLUS II 10.21 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 10.2 software
Fixes a problem with launching the Programmer after a "Programmer Only" installation.
August 2002
MAX+PLUS II 10.12 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 10.1 or 10.11 software
Changes MAX® 7000B and ACEX® 1K device timing models to final status.
October 2001
MAX+PLUS II 10.11 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 10.1 software
Enables support for Altera Programming Unit (APU)
August 2001
MAX+PLUS II 10.01 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 10.0. software
Fixes programming files for MAX 7000B devices with possible high Icc current consumption
June 2001
MAX+PLUS II 9.64 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.6, 9.61, 9.62, or 9.63 software
Adds full support for certain FLEX® 10K130 devices and includes software fixes for Quartus® Fitter, timing model changes, and device support issues
July 2000
MAX+PLUS II 9.62 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.61 software
Adds full support for certain MAX 7000 devices and includes software fixes for Quartus fitter, timing model changes, and device support issues
May 2000
MAX+PLUS II 9.61 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.6 software
Fixes programming problem with MAX 7128B and MAX 7256B devices and adds full support for MAX 7512B devices
April 2000
MAX+PLUS II 9.33 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.3, 9.31, or 9.32 software
Fixes programming problem when using a Jam™ or Jam Byte-Code file to program MAX 7032AE or MAX 7032A devices
1999
MAX+PLUS II 9.32 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.3 or 9.31 software
Adds full support for certain FLEX 10KE and FLEX 10KS devices
1999
MAX+PLUS II 9.31 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.3 software
Adds full support for certain FLEX 10KE and FLEX 10KS devices and certain FLEX 6000A devices
1999
MAX+PLUS II 9.24b Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.21, 9.22, 9.23 or 9.24 software
Fixes a programming error in version 9.24a, adds full support for certain MAX 7000AE devices
1999
MAX+PLUS II 9.23 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.21 or 9.22 software
Adds compilation and timing support for EPF10K100E and EPM7512AE devices
1999
MAX+PLUS II 9.22 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.21 software
Provides updated timing information to support 66 MHz PCI applications in FLEX 10KE devices
1999
MAX+PLUS II 9.13 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.1, 9.11 or 9.12 software
Provides functional simulation support for customers using PLS-BASE configuration of MAX+PLUS II software
1998
MAX+PLUS II 9.12 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.1 or 9.11 software
Adds full support for certain -5 speed grade MAX 7000AE and FLEX 10K devices
1998
MAX+PLUS II 9.11 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.1 software
Provides improved timing information for FLEX 10KE and EPF10K100B-3 devices
1998
MAX+PLUS II 9.04 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.01, 9.02 or 9.03 software
Fixes an incorrect synthesis problem found most frequently in state machine designs
1998
MAX+PLUS II 9.03 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.01 or 9.02 software
Adds programming and compilation support for certain EPM7064AE and EPF10K50E devices
1998
MAX+PLUS II 9.02 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 9.01 software
Adds device support for certain FLEX 10K devices
1998
MAX+PLUS II 8.31 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 8.3 software
Adds device support for certain MAX 7000 and FLEX devices
1998
MAX+PLUS II 8.21 Requires MAX+PLUS II version 8.2 software
Verilog HDL support for Solaris workstations, Windows NT driver for the ByteBlaster download cable and Master Programming Unit
1998