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Programming Altera MAX 7000E

Started by Derek Simmons December 11, 2003
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
Derek,
The key difference is that MAX 7000S devices are
in-system-programmable, whereas MAX 7000E devices are programmed in a
programming unit. Altera has the "Altera Programming Unit" and the
"Altera Stand-Alone Programmer" which plug into a PC for programming
these devices. An adapter plugs into these programmers and then
accepts the devices for programming. For example, if you are
programming an EPM7128E in an 84-pin PLCC package, you would use the
PLMJ7000-84 adapter.
For software you can use the MAX+PLUS II Programmer which comes with
the programming unit. Generally we would recommend Quartus II, but it
does not program these older MAX 7000E devices.

For more details, please look at the "Altera Programming Hardware Data
Sheet" on http://www.altera.com/literature/ds/dspghd.pdf.

Sincerely,
Greg Steinke
Altera Corporation
gregs@altera.com


Derek_SImmons@msn.com (Derek Simmons) wrote in message news:<14030831.0312111651.32511dc2@posting.google.com>...
> 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