USB Blaster V2, FPGA / CPLD Programmers & Debuggers for ALTERA Devices

SKU: 5989
Part Number: USB Blaster V2
Brand: Waveshare




USB Blaster Download Cable is designed for ALTERA FPGA, CPLD, Active Serial Configuration Devices and Enhanced Configuration Devices, USB 2.0 connection to the PC and JTAG, AS, PS to the target device.


The USB Blaster Download Cable interfaces a USB port on a host computer to an Altera® FPGA mounted on a printed circuit board. The cable sends configuration data from the PC to a standard 10-pin header connected to the FPGA. You can use the USB Blaster cable to iteratively download configuration data to a system during prototyping or to program data into the system during production.

It surpports most of the ALTERA FPGA/CPLD devices, Active Serial Configuration devices, Enhanced Configuration devices, and supports AS, PS, JTAG three download modes.

Key Features

    • Hardware Solution
      • High speed FT245+CPLD+244 solution, similar download speed as the original ALTERA USB Blaster, with the same operation.
      • Download speed 1-3 times faster than other schemes, such as 68013 or C8051F.
    • Performance
      • Supports most of the ALTERA FPGA/CPLD devices, Active Serial Configuration devices, and Enhanced Configuration Devices.
      • Supports AS, PS, JTAG three download modes.
      • High-speed, stable, and internal FT245R+CPLD designed.
      • Supports 1.2-5V programming voltage.
      • Supports SignalTap II embedded logic analyzer.
      • Supports Nios II of embedded processor communication and debugging.
    • Supported Softwares
      • Quartus II integrated development environment.
      • NIOS II IDE integrated development environment.
      • NIOS II EDS integrated development environment.
    • Supported Devices
      Tested devices are listed below, including but not limited to:
      • CPLD: MAX3000, MAX7000A/B/S, MAX9000 and MAX II etc.
      • FPGA: Stratix, Stratix II, Cyclone, Cyclone II, CycloneIII, ACEX 1K, APEX 20K and FLEX 10K etc.
      • Active Serial Configuration Devices including: EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16 etc.
      • Enhanced Configuration Devices including: EPC1, EPC4 etc.
    • Connects to PC
      • Computer connection via USB 2.0 interface.
    • Connects to target board
      • Target board connection via JTAG, AS, PS interfaces. The figure 1, 2,and 3 below shows the header pinouts of different interfaces.
      Figure 1. JTAG header pinout
      JTAG header pinout
      Figure 2. AS header pinout
      AS header pinout
      Figure 3. PS header pinout
      PS header pinout

    LED Status

    • Red LED: Power indicator
    • Green LED: Signal indicator, the LED is on while downloading/programming



    Development resources:user manual, software, etc.

Weight: 0.102 kg

Quick Overview

  1. USB Blaster V2 × 1
  2. USB Cable × 1
  3. 10-pin cable × 1