So a few things need sorting before I could program my Cyclone II board again. The problem it appears was actually that the USB ports on the back of my PC had died.
So, what about the Quartus v OS story.
Quartus does not yet support Windoze 10.
So, what I had discovered still holds, that you cannot install the drivers as Windoze 10 disallows it. Might be a way around it on a new install (I think you can turn driver signatures off in the BIOS). In fact, on the Altera site, people are saying they are staying with Windoze 7 until their machines die. The chap who designs the boards that I am using also is running a Windoze 7 box. Seems unrealistic on Altera’s part to cause such a problem by not keeping up, at least with drivers. A lot of this is likely “grey” market anyway. Many manufacturers treat customers who have “grey” goods unfairly or even unethically – especially when you consider that the original manufacturer would have made their profits on the goods when they were moved into the “grey” market.
However, the quirk was as I had already installed the USB Blaster on the PC under Windoze 7 it has gotten around the block Windoze 10 places on unsigned drivers. So, after a bit of swearing at myself for not catching the dead USB ports in the first place, all seems well. I simply moved the blaster to the front USB ports on my PC.
I will still need look at setting up a Linux based version for my FPGA design as my PC is old and could go kaput at any time.
Even so, certainly was an interesting couple of days as I had to re-learn a few things.
So, without further adieu then, DL-L2.
So, for the Part VI of LAB 2 we need to read into “Double Dabble“. The Part VI story doesn’t give the hint as to how but its a safe bet Double-Dabble will do. Again we are missing buttons on our board. We’ll take a 8 bit example and recode for 6 bit.
Perhaps, something like this first cut from wikipedia VHDL example.