Frustrated with Altera

Started by statepenn99 in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 6 replies

Hello, Is anyone else out there having issues with Altera's customer support? I've had an issue open with them for over two weeks now, and...

Hello, Is anyone else out there having issues with Altera's customer support? I've had an issue open with them for over two weeks now, and haven't even gotten a response on it. Not even a "We're working on it". Does anyone know how to elevate an issue within Altera? My Altera SE has been little help of late as well. Thanks for any suggestions. John


Altera library sim question

Started by Paul Urbanus in comp.arch.fpga9 years ago 4 replies

I'm new to designing with altera, and by default the Quartus tool adds the following library declarations as part of my top level code...

I'm new to designing with altera, and by default the Quartus tool adds the following library declarations as part of my top level code template. library ieee; use ieee.std_logic_1164.all; library altera; use altera.altera_syn_attributes.all; I've compiled the altera libraries under modelsim using the supplied altera script. When I try to compile my top-level module in modelsim with ...


Altera why so QUIET !?

Started by Antti Lukats in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 16 replies

Hi Altera used to make so much noise here, that I could not belive my eyes seing Stratix-II GX devices at Altera website, and no posting about...

Hi Altera used to make so much noise here, that I could not belive my eyes seing Stratix-II GX devices at Altera website, and no posting about Altera being the greatest at c.a.f. !!! I guess the S2-GX actualy isnt available so its a wise decision to not yell loud about it. I still wonder why the devices are listed on the web (without datasheets!) at all at this time. Sure its nice to ...


Altera available from Digikey

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 2 replies

Today I searched google news for Altera and found the news saying that Altera signed contract with Digikey in Feb. 15th, 2005. Now hobbists...

Today I searched google news for Altera and found the news saying that Altera signed contract with Digikey in Feb. 15th, 2005. Now hobbists don't need to ask where to buy Altera again on the list. Still expensive though. vax, 9000


Altera Equiv.

Started by Eli Hughes in comp.arch.fpga11 years ago 5 replies

I have a question for those experienced with Altera devices. Could someone please identify (roughly) the Brand A equivilents of these brand X...

I have a question for those experienced with Altera devices. Could someone please identify (roughly) the Brand A equivilents of these brand X parts: CoolRunner II Spartan 3/3e Virtex II I am not trying to be a flame baiter, but I would really like to hear other people's thoughts of Altera's equivlents. I used to use the Altera CPLD (MAX7000) a long time ago and had a good experie...


Altera SOPC ModelSim question

Started by Martin Schoeberl in comp.arch.fpga11 years ago 2 replies

I'm trying to construct a SOPC component of JOP [1]. As it did not work in the FPGA on the first try (of course) I would like to simulate it...

I'm trying to construct a SOPC component of JOP [1]. As it did not work in the FPGA on the first try (of course) I would like to simulate it with ModelSim (Altera version). However, when I start ModelSim from Quartus I get following error: # ** Error: (vcom-11) Could not find C:\altera\Modeltech_ae\win32aloem/../altera/vhdl/altera.altera_europa_support_lib. # ** Error: D:/usr/cpu/jop/qu...


Altera MAX III Status ?

Started by Jim Granville in comp.arch.fpga10 years ago 5 replies

Does anyone know the status of the promised Altera MAX III CPLDs ? These were supposed to roll out early in 2007, but they are now not even...

Does anyone know the status of the promised Altera MAX III CPLDs ? These were supposed to roll out early in 2007, but they are now not even registering on any Altera road-maps ? Has Altera pruned plans for this line ? - or has it gone back for 're-work' ? -jg


Altera programming problem

Started by Jaroslaw Guzinski in comp.arch.fpga14 years ago 4 replies

In laboratory I have few boards with Altera Flex600. Boards are connected with PC using ByteBlaster. On PC I have Win98 OS. On the all PC is...

In laboratory I have few boards with Altera Flex600. Boards are connected with PC using ByteBlaster. On PC I have Win98 OS. On the all PC is the same software. Problem is that on some computers after configuring ALTERA device after some time (sometimes very short) project in Altera is deleteted. How to solve that problems without disconnecting ByteBlaster after programming? Jaroslaw G...


Programming Altera MAX 7000E

Started by Derek Simmons in comp.arch.fpga14 years ago 1 reply

I came across a small surplus of Altera MAX 7000Es. On Altera's website I found information about how to program the Altera MAX 7000S. Is...

I came across a small surplus of Altera MAX 7000Es. On Altera's website I found information about how to program the Altera MAX 7000S. Is programming the MAX 7000E the same or does it require special equipment? Thanks, Derek Simmons


Altera DPA compatible with Xilinx IOSERDES?

Started by Joseph H Allen in comp.arch.fpga10 years ago

Has anyone had success interfacing Altera DPA with Xilinx ISERDES/OSERDES/IDELAY? Is 1 Gb/s/pin feasible for Virtex-5 and Stratix-II? (did...

Has anyone had success interfacing Altera DPA with Xilinx ISERDES/OSERDES/IDELAY? Is 1 Gb/s/pin feasible for Virtex-5 and Stratix-II? (did having both Altera and Xilinx on the same board cause some kind of exposion? :-) I'm considering using a Virtex-5 LXT for its nice x8 PCI-E block in an otherwise mostly Altera design. -- /* jhallen@world.std.com AB1GO */ /* ...


Altera FPGA configuration using JTAG

Started by gopal_amlekar in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 3 replies

Hello, I want to configure an FPGA (Altera Cyclone II) using JTAG programming method via USB. I have done a design using a PIC18F2550 and...

Hello, I want to configure an FPGA (Altera Cyclone II) using JTAG programming method via USB. I have done a design using a PIC18F2550 and succedded in configuring Xilinx FPGA. I want to do the same thing fo Altera devices. Has anybody done that previously? The point where I am stuck is, I don't know the internal file formats of Altera files (e.g. rbf or sof files etc.) I need information ab...


disappointed with Altera this time

Started by Antti Lukats in comp.arch.fpga12 years ago 1 reply

hi Altera is the one that likes to claim many things, one of those was that Altera was the first PLD vendor supporing IEEE 1532 That was...

hi Altera is the one that likes to claim many things, one of those was that Altera was the first PLD vendor supporing IEEE 1532 That was new Loong time ago already, as of today, as of Altera web info: IEEE1532 enabled devices are: *MAX7k *EPC8 thats about it. in MAX2 datasheet there is mere notice that the ISC instruction codes for MAX2 ieee1532 programming will be published ...


equivalent Xilinx FPGA for Altera Stratix II GX-60 ,Altera Stratix II GX-90

Started by chai...@gmail.com in comp.arch.fpga10 years ago 3 replies

i need the equivalent Xilinx FPGA for the following altera devices. - Altera Stratix II GX-60 - Altera Stratix II...

i need the equivalent Xilinx FPGA for the following altera devices. - Altera Stratix II GX-60 - Altera Stratix II GX-90 in terms of the resources available in these devices (logic, block ram, dcms, global clock etc) with those available in Xilinx FPGAs. thanks


Altera EP320 to PAL16V8

Started by Matthieu Benoit in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago 2 replies

Anybody knows if it can be simply done to convert a jedec file read out from an ALtera EP320 and to program into a PALCE16V8 . note it is for...

Anybody knows if it can be simply done to convert a jedec file read out from an ALtera EP320 and to program into a PALCE16V8 . note it is for repair purposes so I haven't the design software of the ALtera. Regards, MB -- http://matthieu.benoit.free.fr/


Reading Altera datasheets

Started by Simon in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 2 replies

I'm trying to implement an SDRAM controller for the Altera EP2C8 on a TS-7300 board (from http://www.embeddedarm.com), and I found a document...

I'm trying to implement an SDRAM controller for the Altera EP2C8 on a TS-7300 board (from http://www.embeddedarm.com), and I found a document from Altera (http://www.pldworld.net/_altera/html/_excalibur/ nios-sdram-tuning/SDRAM_PLL_Tuning.pdf) which looks helpful in calculating how the PLL ought to be set up. The problem I'm facing is that the datasheet (http://www.altera.com/ literature/h...


need some help with altera quartus

Started by kristoff in comp.arch.fpga1 year ago 4 replies

Hi all, To learn VHDL and FPGAs, I bought a number of boards, one of them being this one:...

Hi all, To learn VHDL and FPGAs, I bought a number of boards, one of them being this one: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/EP4CE10-altera-fpga-board-fpga-development-board-fpga-altera-boar d-fpga-development-board/32637947021.html It's a Altera cyclone IV with 16 Mbit of serial flash (M25P16/EPSC16) to store the configuration file. Next to that, I have a USB Blaster. Now, I am


Re: XPLA3 vs. MAX3000A

Started by Mikeandmax in comp.arch.fpga14 years ago 3 replies

> So both of you are suggesting going a different direction than Altera. > > I have been burned twice before by prog logic parts going away. ...

> So both of you are suggesting going a different direction than Altera. > > I have been burned twice before by prog logic parts going away. That's why > I am only going to consider designing in something that is in widespread > use - either Altera or Xilinix. Its got to be around for > 10 years. > > The Xilinx XPLA3 are better parts than the MAX3000. Even the Altera FAE > here admits it. But


Minford MF160 FPGA and CPLD Downloader -- Replace for Altera ByteBlaster II

Started by James Wang in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago

Hi Friends, Minford Technology has Altera FPGA and CPLD downloader, it can replace Altera ByteBlaster II directly and work in AS mode, PS...

Hi Friends, Minford Technology has Altera FPGA and CPLD downloader, it can replace Altera ByteBlaster II directly and work in AS mode, PS mode, JTAG mode. It supports all Altera FPGA, CPLD and configuration devices (EPC, EPCS1 and EPCS4). For more technical or ordering information, please visit us at www.minford.ca, we ship our products worldwide. Very low price compared with Altera ...


Minford MF160 FPGA and CPLD Downloader -- Replace for Altera ByteBlaster II

Started by James Wang in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago

Hi Friends, Minford Technology has Altera FPGA and CPLD downloader, it can replace Altera ByteBlaster II directly and work in AS mode, PS...

Hi Friends, Minford Technology has Altera FPGA and CPLD downloader, it can replace Altera ByteBlaster II directly and work in AS mode, PS mode, JTAG mode. It supports all Altera FPGA, CPLD and configuration devices (EPC, EPCS1 and EPCS4). For more technical or ordering information, please visit us at www.minford.ca, we ship our products worldwide. Very low price compared with Altera ...


Replace for Altera ByteBlaster II -- Minford MF160 FPGA and CPLD Downloader

Started by James Wang in comp.arch.fpga13 years ago

Hi Friends, Minford Technology has Altera FPGA and CPLD downloader, it can replace Altera ByteBlaster II directly and work in AS mode, PS...

Hi Friends, Minford Technology has Altera FPGA and CPLD downloader, it can replace Altera ByteBlaster II directly and work in AS mode, PS mode, JTAG mode. It supports all Altera FPGA, CPLD and configuration devices (EPC, EPCS1 and EPCS4). For more technical or ordering information, please visit us at www.minford.ca, we ship our products worldwide. Very low price compared with Altera ...