CPLD Programmers?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by crazyengineer, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. crazyengineer

    Thread Starter Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    Hello! I was wondering if any knows where....

    1) Where I can buy MAX CPLD 7128SLC84-10
    2) A suitable USB Programmer for it?
    3) Free software that I can use to program it using VHDL?

    Thank you!
  2. Papabravo


    Feb 24, 2006
    I suppose it would be free if I bought it for you.

    The parts should be available at Digi-Key or Mouser.
    They may also have the programmer
    I thought Quartus II was still a free download. Am I misinformed?
  3. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    I think you can make your own byteblaster cable from here http://www.ee.mut.ac.th/datasheet/doc/dsByte.pdf
    Newer link http://www.altera.com/literature/ug/ug_bbii.pdf
    Sprakfun link http://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=byteblaster&what=products
    The Quartus II Web Edition is free for download. But the size is very big about 3 GB
    Here is an intro http://www.pyroelectro.com/tutorials/cpld_board/index.html
    Just so you know it. The Byteblaster cable require a real parallel port. USB variants may (will) not work. As they mess up the timing. If you have desk-top computer you can purchase a parallel port for PCI buss quite cheap.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011