Quartus II
®
Design Software
Installation &
Licensing for PCs
Altera Corporation
101 Innovation Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
(408) 544-7000
http://www.altera.com
Quartus II Installation & Licensing for PCs
Version 2.2 Revision 1
November 2002
P25-04731-08
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Contents
Documentation Conventions .........................................................................1
Installing the Quartus II Software ..................................................................3
System Requirements ..............................................................................3
Uninstalling Previous Versions of the Quartus or
Quartus II Software...................................................................................4
Running the Setup Program ....................................................................5
Installing the TCP/IP Protocol.................................................................6
Licensing the Quartus II Software ..................................................................8
Obtaining a License File...........................................................................8
Modifying the License File.....................................................................12
Setting Up a License Manager Server Under Windows NT,
Windows 2000, or Windows XP .............................................................14
Installing a Sentinel Software Guard ....................................................16
Installing the Sentinel Driver ..........................................................16
Installing the Software Guard .........................................................17
Starting the Quartus II Software ...........................................................18
Specifying the License File.....................................................................19
Specifying the License File Using the Quartus II Software ...........19
Specifying the License File Using the Windows NT,
Windows 2000, or Windows XP System Control Panel .................22
Specifying the License File in the Windows 98
autoexec.bat File ..............................................................................23
Additional PC Configuration Information ...........................................24
Registering as an Altera Fast Access User.............................................25
Installing Programming Hardware ..............................................................26
Installing the MasterBlaster Serial/USB Communications Cable......26
Installing the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV Parallel Port
Download Cable .....................................................................................28
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster Driver for Windows NT .............29
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster Driver for Windows 2000 ...........30
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster Driver for Windows XP ..............31
Installing the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV Parallel Port
Download Cable ...............................................................................32
Installing the Altera Programming Unit ...............................................34
Starting the Quartus II Tutorial ....................................................................38
Using Quartus II Help....................................................................................39
Getting Help on a Message ....................................................................39
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Using Context-Sensitive Help ............................................................... 40
Navigating Help...................................................................................... 40
Using the Index Tab......................................................................... 40
Using the Search Tab....................................................................... 41
Using the Contents Tab................................................................... 42
Printing Help Topics........................................................................ 42
Finding a Keyword in a Help Topic ................................................ 43
Viewing a Glossary Definition......................................................... 43
Quartus II File Organization ......................................................................... 44
Contacting Altera........................................................................................... 47
Technical Support............................................................................ 47
Product Information........................................................................ 48
Index ............................................................................................................... 49
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Documentation Conventions
The Quartus II Installation & Licensing for PCs manual uses the following
conventions to make it easy for you to find and interpret information.
Terminology
The following terminology is used throughout the Quartus II Installation &
Licensing for PCs manual:
Term:
Meaning:
“click”
Indicates a quick press and release of the left
mouse button.
Indicates two clicks in rapid succession.
Indicates that you need to use a mouse or key
combination to start an action.
Indicates that you need to highlight text and/or
objects or an option in a dialog box with a key
combination or the mouse. A selection does not
start an action. For example: Select Chain
Description File, and click OK.
Indicates that you must click a check box to turn
a function on or off.
“double-click”
“choose”
“select”
“turn on”/“turn off”
Typographic Conventions
Quartus II documentation uses the following typographic conventions:
Visual Cue:
Meaning:
Bold Initial Capitals
Command names, dialog box titles, and button
names are shown in bold, with initial capital
letters. For example: Find Text command, Save
As dialog box, and Start button.
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Visual Cue:
Meaning:
bold
Directory names, project names, disk drive
names, file names, file name extensions,
software utility names, tab names, and options
in dialog boxes are shown in bold. Examples:
quartus directory, d: drive, license.dat file.
Keyboard keys, user-editable application
window fields, and menu names are shown
with initial capital letters. For example: Delete
key, the Options menu.
Subheadings within a manual section are
enclosed in quotation marks. In manuals, titles
of Help topics are also shown in quotation
marks.
Help categories, manual titles, section titles in
manuals, and application note and brief names
are shown in italics with initial capital letters.
For example: FLEXlm End Users Guide.
Variables are enclosed in angle brackets (< >)
and shown in italics. For example: <file name>,
<CD-ROM drive>.
Anything that must be typed exactly as it
appears is shown in Courier. For example:
\quartus\bin\lmulti lmhostid.
Bullets are used in a list of items when the
sequence of the items is not important.
The checkmark indicates a procedure that
consists of one step only.
The hand points to information that requires
special attention.
The feet show you where to go for more
information on a particular topic.
Enter or return key.
Initial Capitals
“Subheading Title”
Italic Initial Capitals
italics
Courier font
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Installing the Quartus II Software
This section describes the requirements and procedures for installing the
Altera® Quartus® II software on PCs or compatible computers running
Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, Windows 98, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP.
System Requirements
Your system must meet the following minimum requirements:
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Pentium II PC running at 400 MHz or faster
Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0 (Service Pack 4 or later),
Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
Microsoft Windows–compatible SVGA monitor
CD-ROM drive
One or more of the following ports:
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Parallel port for use with the ByteBlaster™ II or
ByteBlasterMV™ parallel port download cable
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Serial port for use with the MasterBlaster™ communications
cable
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USB port for use with the MasterBlaster communications
cable and the Altera Programming Unit (APU)(Windows 98,
Windows 2000, and Windows XP only)
Microsoft Internet Explorer software version 5.0 or later
Refer to the readme.txt file, which is located in the quartus directory on the
Quartus II Design Software for PCs CD-ROM, for specific information
about disk space and memory requirements in the current version of the
Quartus II software.
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In addition, the most current version of the Quartus II Installation &
Licensing for PCs manual is available in Adobe Portable Document Format
(PDF) from the Literature section of the Altera web site at
http://www.altera.com, and may contain updated information about
system requirements.
For the latest information on new features, device support, EDA interface
support, and known issues and workarounds for the Quartus II software,
refer to the Quartus II Software Release Notes document, which is available
at http://www.altera.com/literature/rn/rn_qts.pdf.
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You should have Microsoft Internet Explorer software version 5.0
or later installed, because portions of the Internet Explorer
software are required to use the Quartus II online Help system.
However, you do not need to make the Internet Explorer browser
your default browser. You may need to configure the Internet
Explorer software to work with your company network. For
example, you may need to configure for a dial-up connection or
for a proxy server. If necessary, you can download the Internet
Explorer software from the Microsoft Internet Explorer web site
at http://www.microsoft.com/ie/.
Uninstalling Previous Versions of the Quartus
or Quartus II Software
If you have installed a previous version of the Quartus® or Quartus II
software, Altera recommends that you uninstall that software before
installing the new version of the software. However, it is not necessary to
uninstall it.
To uninstall a previous version of the Quartus or Quartus II software:
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Choose Programs > Altera > Quartus <version number> Uninstall,
Repair or Modify (Windows Start menu).
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Running the Setup Program
The Quartus II software uses a Setup program for installation. Follow these
steps to run the Setup program on your PC:
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2.
Installation on a PC running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP requires that you have system administration
(Administrator) privileges.
Insert the Quartus II Design Software for PCs CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive. The Quartus II Install CD window appears
automatically, offering several options. If the CD-ROM is in the drive,
and the Setup program is not already running, start the Setup
program manually by performing the following steps:
a.
Choose Run (Windows Start menu).
b.
In the Run dialog box, type <CD-ROM drive>:\install.
c.
Click OK.
Click the Install Quartus II Software button to install the Quartus II
software. The Setup program starts automatically and guides you
through the installation process.
You can select a full installation or a custom installation. If you select
a custom installation, you can select which device families you want
to install, and you can also select whether you want to install EDA
interfaces or tutorial files.
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You must install support for the APEX™ 20K EP20K100E
device if you want to complete the Basic or LogicLock™
Quartus II tutorial. In addition, you must install support
for the Excalibur™ EPXA10 and Stratix™ EP1S25 devices if
you want to complete the Excalibur and Stratix Advanced
tutorial modules.
3.
If you will run the Quartus II software using a network (multiuser)
license, and not a node-locked (single-user) license, click the Install
FLEXlm Server Control Panel button to install the FLEXlm License
Manager software on the license server only.
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The Quartus II software supports network license servers on PCs
running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows XP; on UNIX
workstations running Solaris 2.6, 7, or 8, or HP-UX 11.0; and on PCs
running Linux (Red Hat Linux 7.1). You do not need to install the
FLEXlm License Manager software on network client PCs or on PCs
running the Quartus II software using a node-locked (single-user)
license. Refer to “Setting Up a License Manager Server Under
Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP” on page 14 for more
information about setting up the license manager server.
Installing the TCP/IP Protocol
If you do not already have the TCP/IP protocol installed on the PCs in your
network, you must add it to your networking configuration. These
instructions apply only to PCs running Windows 98 and Windows NT.
Follow these steps to install the TCP/IP protocol:
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1.
Close all other programs.
2.
Insert your Windows operating system CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
3.
Choose Settings > Control Panel (Windows Start menu).
4.
Double-click the Network icon in the Control Panel window.
5.
In the Network dialog box, click the Protocols tab.
6.
Click the Add button. The Select Network Protocol dialog box
appears.
7.
In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, select TCP/IP Protocol
from the Network Protocol list.
8.
Click OK.
9.
In the Windows <operating system> Setup dialog box, make sure the
directory path is <CD-ROM drive>:\i386.
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Click Continue.
11.
In the Network dialog box, click Close after all files have been copied.
12.
When you are asked if it is OK to restart your computer, click Yes.
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For information about installing the TCP/IP protocol on PCs
running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, refer to your
Windows 2000 or Windows XP documentation or to the
Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com.
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Licensing the Quartus II Software
This section describes how to license the Quartus II software. To set up
your license for the Quartus II software, you must perform the following
steps, each of which is described in more detail in this section:
1.
If necessary, obtain a license file. The Quartus II software requires a
valid, unexpired license.dat license file for each server that supports
a network (multiuser) license or for each node-locked (single-user)
license. This same license file can also enable the additional Altera
synthesis and simulation tools included with Altera software
subscriptions, as well as the MAX+PLUS® II software.
2.
If you are using a network license (FLOATPC, FLOATNET, or
FLOATLNX), modify the license file.
3.
If you are using a network license, set up and configure the FLEXlm
license manager server.
or
If you are using a node-locked (FIXEDPC) license, install a Sentinel
Software Guard.
4.
Start the Quartus II software.
5.
Specify the location of the license file.
6.
Register as an Altera Fast Access user.
Obtaining a License File
You can obtain an ASCII license file, license.dat, from the Licensing section
of the Altera web site at http://www.altera.com if you have the following
information:
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Your Altera ID, which is a six-digit number that is provided when you
purchase the Quartus II development system. This number is listed
on the packing list that is shipped with the Quartus II software.
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Your serial number, which can be one of the following numbers:
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If you have a network (multiuser) license version of the
Quartus II software, the serial number is printed on the side of
the Quartus II shipping box, and on the Registration & License
File Request Form, which is also included with the Quartus II
software package. This number begins with the letter G, and is
followed by five digits (Gxxxxx).
–
If you have a node-locked (single-user) version of the
Quartus II software, the serial number is the number on your
Software Guard. This number begins with the letter T.
Your Network Interface Card (NIC) number. To find your
Windows NT server NIC number by using FLEXlm utilities, type the
following command at a command prompt:
<disk drive>:\quartus\bin\lmutil lmhostid r
f
For information about additional methods of finding your NIC number,
refer to the Solutions Database, which is available from the Support section
of the Altera web site at http://www.altera.com. For complete information
about using the FLEXlm utilities, you should refer to the FLEXlm End Users
Guide, which is available at http://www.globetrotter.com/TOC.htm.
To obtain a license file, follow these steps:
1.
Point your web browser to the Altera web site at
http://www.altera.com.
2.
Click the Licensing icon. The Altera Licensing Center page is
displayed.
3.
If you are using a node-locked (single-user) license, select the
FIXEDPC license option.
or
If you are using a network (multiuser) license, select the FLOATPC,
FLOATNET, or FLOATLNX license option.
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4.
Specify the requested information.
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Altera recommends that you save any previous license.dat
file in a temporary directory, in case you need to refer to it
later.
You will receive an e-mail from Altera with a license.dat file attached,
as well as the license file text. Altera recommends using the attached
license file if you are using a node-locked (single-user) license. If you
are using a network (multiuser) license, you may either use the
attached license file, or copy the lines from the attached license file
to an existing license file. If you are using the license.dat file with
both the Quartus II software and the MAX+PLUS II software, Altera
recommends that you save the license.dat file in a top-level directory
named <disk drive>:\flexlm.
Figure 1 shows the Quartus II FEATURE line of a sample license file for a
node-locked (single-user) license that uses a Software Guard.
Figure 1. Sample Node-Locked (Single-User) License File
Feature
name
Daemon Version
name
Expiration
date
Number of
licenses
requested
Authorization
code
FEATURE quartus alterad 2002.07 permanent uncounted 2BC9FE52E0F3 \
HOSTID=GUARD_ID=T000002287 SIGN="1C66 DAC6 1DAB C886 727B 65DF \
FAC2 B479 3E3C 656D 3561 E5D0 BBA3 C45C 4DDC 0F2F 68F5 4DF1 \
6F63 7785 2F5D 1480 1B0A 70DE 2220 1952 DDCD 9F4D 6D61 A177"
Figure 2 on page 11 shows a sample single-server network license file for a
PC.
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Figure 2. Sample Single-Server Network License File
Server
name
Server
host ID
number
Optional port
number
Number of
licenses
requested
Authorization
code
SERVER alice 00c04f6bead6 1800
VENDOR alterad "<disk drive>:\quartus\bin\alterad.exe"
USE_SERVER
FEATURE quartus alterad 2002.07 permanent 5 7A496D25A602 SIGN="1C66 \
DAC6 1DAB C886 727B 65DF FAC2 B479 3E3C 656D 3561 E5D0 BBA3 \
C45C 4DDC 0F2F 68F5 4DF1 6F63 7785 2F5D 1480 1B0A 70DE 2220 \
1952 DDCD 9F4D 6D61 A177"
Feature
name
Daemon Version
name
Expiration
date
If you are using the Quartus II software with a node-locked (single-user)
license, skip to “Installing a Sentinel Software Guard” on page 16.
The FLEXlm licensing scheme allows you to set up three redundant license
servers to serve a network (multiuser) license. You can obtain a license file
for redundant servers by performing the steps described earlier in this
section for obtaining a license file. Figure 3 shows a sample redundant
server license file.
Figure 3. Sample Redundant Server License File
Server
name
Server ID
number
Port
number
Number of
licenses
requested
Authorization
code
SERVER alice 00c04f6bead6 1800
SERVER king 00c4fbbd170 1800
SERVER queen 00c4fbbd320 1800
VENDOR alterad "<disk drive>:\quartus\bin\alterad.exe"
USE_SERVER
FEATURE quartus alterad 2002.07 permanent 5 7A496D25A602 SIGN="1C66 \
DAC6 1DAB C886 727B 65DF FAC2 B479 3E3C 656D 3561 E5D0 BBA3 \
C45C 4DDC 0F2F 68F5 4DF1 6F63 7785 2F5D 1480 1B0A 70DE 2220 \
1952 DDCD 9F4D 6D61 A177"
Feature
name
Altera Corporation
Daemon Version
name
Expiration
date
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For additional information about setting up and administering license
servers, including setting up three redundant license servers, refer to the
FLEXlm End Users Guide, which is available at
http://www.globetrotter.com/TOC.htm.
Modifying the License File
The license.dat file must be modified before it can be used by the license
server. See Application Note 229 (Advanced Troubleshooting for Altera
Software Licensing) for a detailed description of the license file.
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If you have a node-locked (single-user) license, you can skip this
section and go to “Installing a Sentinel Software Guard” on
page 16.
The first few lines of the license file are shown in the following example
(your license file may not contain all the VENDOR entries, depending on
which software you have enabled):
SERVER <host name> <8- or 12-character host or NIC ID> <port number>
VENDOR alterad "<path to daemon executable>"
VENDOR mgcld "<path to daemon executable>"
To modify the license file, follow these steps:
1.
In the license.dat file, type the variables that are described in Table 1.
The host or NIC ID will already be entered in the license file.
Table 1. Variables to Modify in the License File (license.dat)
Variable Name
Description
(Part 1 of 2)
Directory
<host name>
The host name of the server; for example, my_server.
<port number>
(1)
The port number for the license manager service on the server; for example,
1800. The port number is optional and should be different from the port
number for any other service on the machine.
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Table 1. Variables to Modify in the License File (license.dat)
Variable Name
Description
(Part 2 of 2)
Directory
alterad
"<path to
daemon
executable>"
(1)(2)
Path to the Altera vendor
daemon executable
alterad.
\<Quartus II system directory>\bin\
alterad.exe
mgcld "<path
to daemon
executable>"
(1)(2)(3)(4)
Path to the Mentor
Graphics vendor daemon
executable mgcld.
\<LeonardoSpectrum-Altera system directory>\
license\win32\mgcld.exe or
\<ModelSim-Altera system directory>\
win32aolem\mgcld.exe
Notes:
(1) If you do not specify a port number in the license file, the FLEXlm License Manager will automatically
choose a free port between 27000 and 27009. However, to prevent port number conflicts, you can
specify a port number. If three redundant servers are being used, you must specify a port number. For
PC-based license servers, Altera recommends that you specify a port number in the range of 2700027009. However, you can use any unused port number between 0 and 64000.
(2) In some network environments, the license server does not have an installation of the software tool(s)
that provides the necessary vendor daemon (alterad or mgcld). In this case, copy the required daemon
from another machine that does have an installation of the software. Find the file in the directory
location specified. Save the file in a similarly named directory or any other location on the license
server. Specify the daemon location on the license server in the license file.
(3) If the path to the server has spaces in it, enclose the full path in quotation marks.
(4) If you are not using a license file for the LeonardoSpectrumTM-Altera or ModelSim®-Altera software,
you may delete this line.
2.
Save the license file with a .dat extension. Altera recommends that
you name your license file license.dat.
3.
Make sure the license file meets these guidelines:
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The license file name must have a .dat extension. If your text
editor adds .txt or another extension to the file name, such as
license.dat.txt, you must rename the file to have only a .dat
extension.
–
The license file must have a carriage return at the end of the
last FEATURE line.
–
Any FEATURE line that wraps to a second or third line must
contain a backslash (\) at the end of each line to indicate that it
continues.
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For additional information about modifying the license file for the
Quartus II and MAX+PLUS II software and other EDA tools, refer to
Application Note 205 (Understanding Altera Software Licensing) and
Application Note 229 (Advanced Troubleshooting for Altera Software
Licensing), which are available from the Literature section of the Altera web
site at http://www.altera.com.
Setting Up a License Manager Server Under
Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
This section provides instructions for setting up the FLEXlm license
manager server on a PC running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP. A system administrator should perform these steps to
configure license servers after the Quartus II software is installed.
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If you have a node-locked (single-user) license, you can skip this
section and go to “Installing a Sentinel Software Guard” on
page 16.
To configure a license server with the FLEXlm License Manager software,
follow these steps:
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1.
If you have not already done so, modify the license file. The FLEXlm
licensing scheme also allows you to set up three redundant license
servers to serve a network (multiuser) license. You can obtain a
license file for redundant servers by performing the steps described
in “Obtaining a License File” on page 8. Figure 3 on page 11 shows a
sample redundant server license file.
2.
If you have not already done so, install the FLEXlm License Manager
software from the Quartus II Design Software for PCs CD-ROM.
Refer to “Running the Setup Program” on page 5 for information on
installing the FLEXlm License Manager software.
3.
Choose Settings > Control Panel (Windows Start menu).
4.
Double-click the FLEXlm License Manager control panel icon.
5.
To specify information about your license server, click the Setup tab.
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6.
Specify the Service Name. The default service name is FLEXlm
License Manager, but because the license manager can administer
both the Quartus II software and the Altera MAX+PLUS II software,
Altera recommends that you change this name to Altera License
Manager to avoid conflicts with other software programs that use the
FLEXlm License Manager software.
7.
Specify additional options on the Setup tab, always including the
complete path names to the files you specify. The lmgrd.exe
executable is located in the <disk drive>:\<Windows directory>\
system32 directory. Specifying the debug log file is optional.
8.
To set up the Altera License Manager as a service, turn on Use NT
Services. You can then use the Services control panel to adjust the
starting and stopping behavior of the Altera License Manager.
Setting up the Altera License Manager as a service allows licenses to
be issued to other users after you have logged out of a Windows NT
session.
9.
If you want the Altera License Manager to start automatically when
you start your PC, turn on Start Server at Power-Up.
10.
Click the Control tab. This tab allows you to start, stop, and check the
status of your license server.
11.
In the Control tab, click Start to turn on your license server and
launch the Altera License Manager as a background application.
After the license manager server has been set up in Windows NT, the
license file must be specified for each client. Refer to “Specifying the
License File” on page 19 for instructions on how to specify a license file.
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For complete information about using the FLEXlm utilities to administer
and troubleshoot the FLEXlm License Manager software, refer to the
FLEXlm End Users Guide, which is available at
http://www.globetrotter.com/TOC.htm.
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Installing a Sentinel Software Guard
If your Quartus II development system uses a node-locked license and
includes a Sentinel Software Guard, you must make sure the Sentinel
driver is installed and then install the Software Guard before you can
specify a license file.
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If you have a network (multiuser) license, you can skip this
section and go to “Starting the Quartus II Software” on page 18.
Installing the Sentinel Driver
The Sentinel driver is required for all Quartus II software systems running
on Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP that use a Software
Guard. The Sentinel driver is installed automatically with the Quartus II
software.
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1.
Windows 98 systems require the Sentinel driver only if the
software guard is on a parallel port other than LPT1.
2.
Installing the Sentinel driver on a Windows NT system
requires that you have system administration
(Administrator) privileges.
If the Sentinel driver is not installed, you can install it by following these
steps:
1.
Choose Run (Windows Start menu).
2.
In the Run dialog box, type the following command:
<disk drive>:\quartus\drivers\setupx86.exe
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3.
Click OK.
4.
In the Sentinel Driver Setup Program window, choose Install
Sentinel Driver (Functions menu).
5.
In the Sentinel Install dialog box, specify the directory path to your
\quartus\drivers directory.
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6.
Click OK.
7.
Restart your computer at the prompt.
or
Open a command prompt window and type the following command:
net start sentinel r
Installing the Software Guard
To install the Software Guard on a PC, follow these steps:
1.
Locate a parallel printer port (that is, an LPT port) on the computer.
If you have a printer connected to this port, you must disconnect it
temporarily.
2.
Insert the 25-pin male connector end of the Software Guard into the
25-pin female connector of the parallel printer port, as shown in
Figure 4 on page 18.
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1.
Do not connect disk drives that use the parallel port
or any device, other than a printer or the
ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable, to
either end of the Software Guard. Disk drives can
destroy a Software Guard by drawing more power
than the guard is capable of handling.
2.
Disconnect the Software Guard before using the
parallel port to transfer data between computers
using a data transfer program. Failure to do so can
cause damage to the Software Guard.
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Figure 4. Attaching the Software Guard to a PC
Parallel printer port
25-pin female connector
Software Guard
25-pin female
connector
3.
If necessary, reinsert the printer cable connector into the female
connector of the Software Guard.
Starting the Quartus II Software
You can start the Quartus II software after installation is complete. In order
to enable Quartus II features, however, you must specify the license file,
either within the Quartus II software or outside of the Quartus II software.
For information about how to specify your license file, refer to the next
section, “Specifying the License File.”
To start the Quartus II software:
v
Choose Programs > Altera > Quartus II <version number>
(Windows Start menu).
or
v
Open a new command prompt window and type the following
command:
<disk drive>:\quartus\bin\quartus r
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Specifying the License File
Once you have obtained a license file and set up a network license server
(for multiuser licenses) or installed a Software Guard (for single-user
licenses), you must specify the location of the license file for each user (or
“client”). You can specify the license file with one of the following methods,
which are described in more detail in this section:
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■
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Specify the license file using the Quartus II software
Specify the license file using the Windows NT, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP System control panel
Specify the license file in the Windows 98 autoexec.bat file
If you are using any of the Altera-provided synthesis and
simulation software included with Altera software subscriptions,
such as the Mentor Graphics® LeonardoSpectrum™ tool, or the
Model Technology™ ModelSim®-Altera synthesis tool, and/or
you are using the MAX+PLUS II software, you must specify the
license file with either the System control panel or the
autoexec.bat file.
Specifying the License File Using the Quartus II
Software
You can specify the location of your license file from within the Quartus II
software.
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Specifying the license file from within the Quartus II software
does not require system administration (Administrator)
privileges.
To specify your license file within the Quartus II software, follow these
steps:
1.
If you have not already done so, start the Quartus II software, as
described in “Starting the Quartus II Software” on page 18.
2.
Choose License Setup (Tools menu). Figure 5 on page 21 shows the
License Setup tab of the Options dialog box.
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3.
In the License file box, specify the full path name of your license.dat
file. You can click Browse (...) to locate your license.dat file. Altera
recommends that you store the license.dat file in a directory named
<disk drive>:\flexlm.
You can also specify the location of the license file by typing a name
of the format <port>@<host> instead of a license file path name,
where <host> is the name of the server on which the license file is
stored and <port> is the port listed in the license.dat file. Refer to
Figure 2 on page 11 for a sample network license file to determine
your port and server name, and see Table 1 on page 12 for more
information about port numbers. If there is no port listed in the
license.dat file, you can simply specify @<host>.
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4.
If you have more than one license file or server, separate
the port and host specifications with semicolons (;), with
no spaces between the names and numbers.
Click OK.
The Licensed AMPP/MegaCore functions list of the License Setup tab lists
all of the AMPP and MegaCore functions that are available for the license.
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Figure 5. License Setup Tab of the Options Dialog Box
License type
License License file location Host ID Licensed AMPP/
MegaCore functions
System information
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Specifying the License File Using the
Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
System Control Panel
You can specify the location of your license file from outside the Quartus II
software by setting system variables in the Windows NT, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP System Control Panel.
1
Specifying the license file in the System Control Panel requires
that you have system administration (Administrator) privileges.
To specify the license file in the Windows NT System Control Panel, follow
these steps:
1.
Choose Settings > Control Panel (Windows Start menu).
2.
Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel window.
3.
In the System Properties dialog box, click the Environment tab.
4.
Click the System Variable list to highlight it, and then in the Variable
box, type LM_LICENSE_FILE.
5.
In the Value box, type either <disk drive>:\flexlm\license.dat
or a name of the format <port>@<host>, where <host> is the name of
the server and <port> is the port listed in the license.dat file. Refer to
Figure 2 on page 11 for a sample network license file to help you
determine your port and server name. Refer also to Table 1 on
page 12 for more information about port numbers. If there is no port
listed in the license.dat file, you can simply specify @<host>.
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6.
If you have more than one license file or server, separate
the port and host specifications with semicolons (;), with
no spaces between the names and numbers.
Click OK.
To specify the license file in the Windows 2000 or Windows XP System
Control Panel, follow these steps:
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1.
Choose Settings > Control Panel (Windows Start menu).
2.
Double-click the System icon in the Control Panel window.
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3.
In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
4.
In the Advanced tab, click Environment Variables.
5.
Under System Variables, click New. The New System Variable dialog
box is displayed.
6.
In the Variable Name box, type LM_LICENSE_FILE.
7.
In the Variable Value box, type either <disk drive>:\flexlm\
license.dat or a name of the format <port>@<host>, where <host>
is the name of the server and <port> is the port listed in the
license.dat file. Refer to Figure 2 on page 11 for a sample network
license file to help you determine your port and server name. Refer
also to Table 1 on page 12 for more information about port numbers.
If there is no port listed in the license.dat file, you can simply specify
@<host>.
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8.
If you have more than one license file or server, separate
the port and host specifications with semicolons (;), with
no spaces between the names and numbers.
Click OK.
Specifying the License File in the Windows 98
autoexec.bat File
You can specify the location of your license file from outside the Quartus II
software by adding an environment variable to your Windows 98
autoexec.bat file.
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System administration (Administrator) privileges are not
required to specify your license file in your Windows 98 PC’s
autoexec.bat file.
To specify the license file in the Windows 98 autoexec.bat file, follow these
steps:
1.
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With a text editor, open your PC’s autoexec.bat file.
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2.
Type the following environment variable on its own line in your
autoexec.bat file:
set LM_LICENSE_FILE=<disk drive>:\flexlm\license.dat
or
set LM_LICENSE_FILE=<port>@<host>
where <host> is the name of the server and <port> is the port listed in
the license.dat file. Refer to Figure 2 on page 11 for a sample network
license file to help you determine your port and server name. Refer
also to Table 1 on page 12 for more information about port numbers.
If there is no port listed in the license.dat file, you can simply specify
@<host>.
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If you have more than one license file or server, separate
the port and host specifications with semicolons (;), with
no spaces between the names and numbers.
3.
Save the autoexec.bat file.
4.
Restart the PC.
Additional PC Configuration Information
If you receive the error message Can't start quartus_cmp server,
starting attempt 1 of 3 when starting a compilation, simulation, or
software build, increase the value of the environment variable
QUARTUS_PROCESS_TIMEOUT from its default value of 100. If the
environment variable does not exist, set it to an initial value of 100. You
may have to increase the value until you no longer receive the error
message.
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Registering as an Altera Fast Access User
Your copy of the Quartus II software is registered at the time of purchase;
however, in order to use the mySupport web site or the Download Center,
Licensing Center, or Buy On-Line–Altera eStore sections of the Altera web
site, you must also register as an Altera Fast Access user.
To register as an Altera Fast Access user, follow these steps:
1.
Go to the mySupport web site:
v
To start your web browser and connect to the mySupport web
site while running the Quartus II software, choose Altera on
the Web > Quartus II Home Page (Help menu).
or
v
2.
Point your web browser to the mySupport web site at
http://www.altera.com/mysupport.
Follow the instructions on the mySupport web site to register as a
new Altera Fast Access user and create your Altera logon ID and
password. If you are a current Altera subscription user, you will need
the following information:
–
Your Altera ID, which is a six-digit number that is provided
when you purchase the Quartus II design system. This number
is listed on the packing list that is shipped with the Quartus II
software.
–
Your License Type, which appears in the License type field in
the License Setup dialog box (Tools menu) in the Quartus II
software.
–
Your License ID, which appears in the Host ID field in the
License Setup dialog box (Tools menu) in the Quartus II
software.
If you are not a current Altera subscription user, you can still register as an
Altera Fast Access user and create an Altera logon ID and password.
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Installing Programming Hardware
This section describes how to install the MasterBlaster Serial/USB
communications cable, the ByteBlaster II parallel port download cable, the
ByteBlasterMV parallel port download cable, and the Altera Programming
Unit (APU).
Installing the MasterBlaster Serial/USB
Communications Cable
You can use the MasterBlaster Serial/USB communications cable to
download configuration data to SRAM-based devices, such as APEX 20K
and Mercury™ devices, and EEPROM-based devices, such as MAX® 3000
and MAX 7000 devices; to perform in-system programming of
configuration devices, such as EPC2 and EPC16 devices; or to perform
SignalTap® II logic analysis.
You can connect the MasterBlaster communications cable to an RS-232
serial port or, for Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP only, to a
USB port. The MasterBlaster communications cable receives power from
any one of the following sources:
■
■
■
5.0-V or 3.3-V circuit boards
5.0 V from the USB cable (Windows 98, Windows 2000, and
Windows XP only)
DC power supply, which is supplied with the MasterBlaster
communications cable
To install and set up the MasterBlaster communications cable for device
configuration or programming, follow these steps:
1.
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With either a standard RS-232 cable or a standard USB cable,
connect one end of the cable to the MasterBlaster communications
cable, and the other end of the cable to the appropriate port on the
computer.
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2.
If you are using the MasterBlaster communications cable
with the USB port, the Windows 98, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP operating system prompts you to locate the
USB driver mblaster.inf file. The MasterBlaster driver is
located in your \quartus\drivers directory.
Connect the 16-pin female header end of the communications cable
to the 16-pin male MasterBlaster port, and the 10-pin female end of
the communications cable to the 10-pin male header on the target
printed circuit board. Figure 6 shows the MasterBlaster
communications cable.
Figure 6. MasterBlaster Serial/USB Communications Cable
10-pin female connector (connects
to target printed circuit board 10-pin
male header)
16-pin female connector (connects to MasterBlaster
16-pin male connector)
3.
Open the Quartus II Programmer:
v
Choose Programmer (Tools menu).
or
v
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Choose New (File menu). Click the Other Files tab, select
Chain Description File, and click OK.
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4.
In the Programmer window, under Programming Hardware, click
Setup. The Hardware Setup dialog box is displayed.
5.
Click Add Hardware. The Add Hardware dialog box is displayed.
6.
In the Hardware type list, select either MasterBlaster (COM) or
MasterBlaster (USB). The USB option is available only in
Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems.
7.
In the Port list, select the appropriate port.
8.
If you are using a serial port, in the Baud rate list, select a baud rate
appropriate for your computer.
9.
Click OK.
10.
In the Hardware Setup dialog box, click Close.
For more information about the MasterBlaster communications cable,
refer to the MasterBlaster Serial/USB Communications Cable Data Sheet,
which is available from the Literature section of the Altera web site at
http://www.altera.com. For more information about SignalTap II logic
analysis with the MasterBlaster communications cable, refer to “Selecting
the Communications Cable for the SignalTap II Logic Analyzer” in
Quartus II Help.
Installing the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV
Parallel Port Download Cable
You can use the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable to
download configuration data to SRAM-based devices, such as APEX 20K
and Mercury devices, and EEPROM-based devices, such as the MAX 3000
and MAX 7000 devices; to perform in-system programming of
configuration devices, such as the EPC2 and EPC16 devices; or to perform
SignalTap II logic analysis. You can also use the ByteBlaster II download
cable to perform in-system programming of serial configuration devices,
such as the EPCS1 and EPCS4 devices. You can connect the ByteBlaster II
or ByteBlasterMV download cable directly to your PC’s parallel port, or
through an Altera Software Guard that is connected to the parallel port.
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To install the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable, you must
perform the following steps, each of which are described in more detail in
this section:
1.
Install the Altera ByteBlaster driver.
2.
Install the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable.
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster Driver for
Windows NT
The Altera ByteBlaster driver is required for PCs running Windows NT 4.0
that use the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable. You must
install the Altera ByteBlaster driver separately from the Quartus II software.
1
1.
You do not need to install the ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV download cable before installing the Altera
ByteBlaster driver.
2.
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster driver requires that you
have system administration (Administrator) privileges.
To install the Altera ByteBlaster driver for Windows NT, follow these steps:
1.
Choose Settings > Control Panel (Windows Start menu).
2.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Multimedia icon.
3.
In the Multimedia Properties dialog box, click the Devices tab, and
click Add.
4.
In the List of Drivers list, select Unlisted or Updated Driver and
click OK.
5.
In the Install Driver dialog box, type <disk drive>:\quartus\
drivers or select the name with Browse (...) to specify the
Quartus II software drivers directory.
6.
Click OK.
7.
In the Add Unlisted or Updated Driver dialog box, select Altera
ByteBlaster.
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8.
To restart your computer, click Restart Now.
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster Driver for
Windows 2000
The Altera ByteBlaster driver is required for PCs running Windows 2000
that use the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable. You must
install the Altera ByteBlaster driver separately from the Quartus II software.
1
1.
You do not need to install the ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV download cable before installing the Altera
ByteBlaster driver.
2.
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster driver requires that you
have system administration (Administrator) privileges.
To install the Altera ByteBlaster driver for Windows 2000, follow these
steps:
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1.
Choose Settings > Control Panel (Windows Start menu).
2.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Add/Remove
Hardware icon and click Next.
3.
In the Choose a Hardware Task page of the Add/Remove Hardware
wizard, select Add/Troubleshoot a device and click Next.
4.
In the Choose a Hardware Device page, select Add a new device and
click Next.
5.
In the Find New Hardware page, select No, I want to select the
hardware from a list and click Next.
6.
In the Hardware Type page, select Sound, video and game
controllers and click Next.
7.
In the Select a Device Driver page, select Have disk.
8.
Specify the full directory path to the \quartus\drivers\win2000
directory with Browse (...), and click OK.
9.
In the Digital Signature Not Found page, click Yes.
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10.
In the Select a Device Driver page, select either ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV, and click Next.
11.
In the Start Hardware Installation page, click Next.
12.
In the Digital Signature Not Found page, click Yes.
13.
In the Completing the Add/Remove Hardware Wizard page, click
Finish.
14.
To restart your computer, click Restart Now.
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster Driver for
Windows XP
The Altera ByteBlaster driver is required for PCs running Windows XP that
use the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable. You must install
the Altera ByteBlaster driver separately from the Quartus II software.
1
1.
You do not need to install the ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV download cable before installing the Altera
ByteBlaster driver.
2.
Installing the Altera ByteBlaster driver requires that you
have system administration (Administrator) privileges.
To install the Altera ByteBlaster driver for Windows XP, follow these steps:
1.
Choose Control Panel (Windows Start menu).
2.
Click the Switch to Classic View link.
3.
In the Control Panel window, double-click Add Hardware and click
Next. The Add/Remove Hardware Wizard dialog box appears.
4.
Select Yes, I have already connected the hardware and click Next.
5.
In the Installed hardware list, select Add a new hardware device and
click Next.
6.
Select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list
(Advanced) and click Next.
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7.
Select Sound, video and game controllers and click Next.
8.
Select Have disk.
9.
Specify the full directory path to the \quartus\drivers\win2000
directory with Browse (...), and click OK.
10.
In the Digital Signature Not Found page, click Yes. A software
installation warning appears.
11.
Click Continue Anyway.
12.
Select Altera ByteBlaster and click Next. A hardware installation
warning appears.
13.
Click Continue Anyway.
14.
Click Finish.
15.
When prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Installing the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV
Parallel Port Download Cable
To install and set up the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV parallel port
download cable for device configuration or programming, follow these
steps:
1.
Attach the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable to a
parallel port on your PC and insert the 10-pin female plug into the
prototype system containing the target device, as shown in Figure 7
on page 33.
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The board must supply power to the ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV download cable.
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Figure 7. ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV Parallel Port Download Cable
ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV 10-pin
female plug
ByteBla
ster M
V
ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV cable
Computer parallel port
2.
Open the Quartus II Programmer:
v
Choose Programmer (Tools menu).
or
v
f
Choose New (File menu). Click the Other Files tab, select
Chain Description File, and click OK.
3.
In the Programmer window, under Programming Hardware, click
Setup. The Hardware Setup dialog box is displayed.
4.
Click Add Hardware. The Add Hardware dialog box is displayed.
5.
In the Hardware type list, select ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV.
6.
In the Port list, select the appropriate port.
7.
Click OK.
For more information about the ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV parallel
port download cable, refer to the ByteBlaster II Parallel Port Download
Cable Data Sheet or ByteBlasterMV Parallel Port Download Cable Data
Sheet, respectively, which are available from the Literature section of the
Altera web site at http://www.altera.com.
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For more information about SignalTap II logic analysis with the
ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable, refer to “Selecting the
Communications Cable for the SignalTap II Logic Analyzer” in Quartus II
Help.
Installing the Altera Programming Unit
The Altera Programming Unit (APU) consists of a base unit and one or
more adapters that program Altera devices. The APU is supported for
Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP only, and is connected to a
PC using a USB port.
Figure 8 shows an assembled PL-APU Altera Programming Unit, adapter,
and cables.
Figure 8. Altera Programming Unit (APU)
USB cable
Power adapter cord
Altera Programming Unit
Adapter
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To install the APU, follow these steps:
1.
Connect the APU to the USB port on your PC with the USB cable.
2.
Connect the universal input power supply from the APU to the
appropriate power adapter for your country and connect the power
adapter to a power source.
3.
Install the adapter by sliding the two tabs at the top of the adapter
into the slots provided on the base unit as shown in Figure 9. Be sure
to use the appropriate adapter for the device you want to program.
4.
Carefully lower and align the other end of the adapter, so that the
connection in the adapter is inserted into the socket on the base unit.
Press down firmly.
Figure 9. Installing the Adapter
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5.
Open the Quartus II Programmer:
v
Choose Programmer (Tools menu).
or
v
Choose New (File menu). Click the Other Files tab, select
Chain Description File, and click OK.
6.
In the Programmer window, under Programming Hardware, click
Setup. The Hardware Setup dialog box is displayed.
7.
Click Add Hardware. The Add Hardware dialog box is displayed.
8.
In the Hardware type list, select APU (USB). The Windows 98,
Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system prompts you to
locate the USB driver, which is located in the \quartus\drivers
directory.
9.
Click OK.
To release an adapter from the base unit:
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1.
Press down on the front of the base unit, while holding down the
other end of the adapter. See Figure 10 on page 37.
2.
Lift out the adapter.
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Starting the Quartus II Tutorial
The online tutorial introduces you to the features of the Quartus II design
software. It shows you how to create and process your own logic designs
quickly and easily. The modular design of the Basic and Advanced tutorials
allows you to choose the areas of the Quartus II software that you want to
learn about:
■
The Basic tutorial guides you through the steps required to create,
perform timing analysis on, simulate, and program a sample finite
impulse response (FIR) filter design, called fir_filter.
■
The Advanced tutorial builds on the training in the Basic tutorial,
focusing on the LogicLock feature and Excalibur and Stratix device
features.
To start the Quartus II tutorial after you have successfully installed the
Quartus II software:
v
Choose Tutorial (Help menu).
After you start the tutorial, the Quartus II window resizes to allow you to
view the Tutorial window and the Quartus II software simultaneously.
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1.
You must have installed support for the APEX 20K
EP20K100E device if you want to complete the Basic or
LogicLock tutorial. In addition, you must have installed
support for the Excalibur EPXA10 and Stratix EP1S25
devices if you want to complete the Excalibur and Stratix
Advanced tutorial modules. If you did not install support
for these devices, refer to “Running the Setup Program” on
page 5.
2.
The tutorial is designed for display online. However, if you
want to print one or more of the tutorial modules, click the
Printing Options button located at the beginning of each
module and then click the link to open the appropriate
printable version.
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Using Quartus II Help
The Quartus II software includes a platform-independent Help system that
provides comprehensive documentation for the Quartus II software and
more details about the specific messages generated by the Quartus II
software. You can view Help in one of the following ways:
■
■
■
■
■
■
f
Press F1 from a highlighted menu command or active dialog box for
context-sensitive help.
Choose Index (Help menu) to view the Index tab. The Index lets you
search for and display all Help topics related to a keyword or phrase.
Choose Contents (Help menu) to view the Contents tab. The
Contents outlines the design flow and groups related topics into
folders, but does not list all the topics in Quartus II Help.
Choose Search (Help menu) to perform a search with the Search tab.
The Search finds a maximum of 500 topics containing the search
keyword.
Choose Messages (Help menu) to view the Messages list. The
Messages list provides an alphabetical list of all messages and offers
detailed Help on each message.
Choose Glossary (Help menu) to view the Glossary list. The Glossary
list provides definitions to key terminology in the Quartus II
software.
Refer to “Help Menu Commands” and “Using Quartus II Help Effectively”
in Quartus II Help for more information.
Getting Help on a Message
To view Help on an individual message, follow these steps:
1.
In the Processing tab of the messages window, select the message on
which you want to receive Help.
2.
Choose Help (right button pop-up menu).
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To view the entire alphabetical list of messages:
v
Choose Messages (Help menu).
or
v
Choose Contents (Help menu), and select Messages List from the
end of the Contents.
Using Context-Sensitive Help
To view context-sensitive help for a specific item:
v
Press F1 from a highlighted menu command or active dialog box for
context-sensitive help.
or
v
Press Shift+F1 or choose the Context-Sensitive Help button
on
the toolbar. The pointer turns into a Help pointer. You can then
point to a menu command or active window and click for contextsensitive help.
Navigating Help
The Help window includes a Contents tab, Index tab, and Search tab that
can help you navigate through thousands of Help topics.
Using the Index Tab
To find and display a Help topic using the Index, follow these steps:
1.
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Choose Index (Help menu) or, if the Help window is already open,
click the Index tab.
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2.
Type the entry you want to find in the Type in the keyword to find
box.
3.
In the list of keywords, select the entry or sub-entry.
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4.
If the entry you are looking for refers to a cross-reference
entry in parentheses that is preceded with See or See also,
you can type that entry in the Type in the keyword to find
box to locate additional topics.
To open the topic, click Display or double-click the entry.
Using the Search Tab
To search all topics in Quartus II Help for specific keywords, follow these
steps:
1.
Choose Search (Help menu) or, if the Help window is already open,
click the Search tab.
2.
Type the keyword or keywords that you want to find:
–
To find topics with adjacent keywords, type the keywords in
double quotation marks. For example, “this and that”
finds topics that contain the exact phrase “this and that.”
–
To find topics that contain the keywords, type the keywords
without double quotation marks. For example, this and
that finds topics that contain any combination of the words
“this,” “and,” and “that.”
3.
If necessary to narrow your search, select AND, OR, NEAR, or NOT
from the list.
4.
If necessary, turn on Search previous results, Match similar words,
or Search titles only.
5.
Click List Topics.
6.
Select the topic you want to display.
7.
Click Display.
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Using the Contents Tab
To view groups of related topics, follow these steps:
1.
Choose Contents (Help menu) or, if the Help window is already
open, click the Contents tab.
2.
Select the Help folder topic you want to view.
3.
Click the + icon to expand the folder and view the names of
individual Help topics.
4.
Select the topic you want to display.
Printing Help Topics
To print Quartus II Help topics from the Contents tab, follow these steps:
1.
In the Contents tab, select the Help folder or Help topic that you
want to print.
2.
Choose Print (right button pop-up menu).
or
Click the Print button
3.
4.
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on the toolbar.
Select the appropriate print option:
–
To print the selected topic, select Print the selected topic.
–
To print the selected folder and all the topics in the folder,
select Print the selected heading and all subtopics.
Click OK.
You can also use the Print command or Print button to print any
individual Help topic you are viewing.
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Finding a Keyword in a Help Topic
To search for a keyword in an open Quartus II Help topic, follow these
steps:
1.
To open the Find dialog box, press Ctrl + F.
2.
In the Find what box, type the search text.
3.
If necessary, turn on one or both of the following options:
–
–
Match whole word only
Match case
4.
In the Direction list, select a search direction.
5.
Click Find Next.
6.
If necessary, click Find Next again to find the next instance of the
search text.
7.
To end the search, click Cancel.
Viewing a Glossary Definition
To view the alphabetical glossary list:
v
Choose Glossary (Help menu).
or
v
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Quartus II File Organization
During the Quartus II software installation, two top-level directories are
created: quartus and qdesigns.
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■
The quartus directory contains system software and data files and
includes the subdirectories described in Tables 2 through 4.
The qdesigns directory contains tutorial and sample files and
includes the subdirectories described in Table 5.
The main quartus directory includes the subdirectories described in
Table 2.
.
Table 2. Quartus II System Directory (quartus) Structure
Directory
Description
.\bin
Contains the executable software program files.
.\drivers
Contains drivers, including the following drivers:
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■
■
■
Altera ByteBlaster driver, which is required to use the
ByteBlaster II or ByteBlasterMV download cable with
Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
MasterBlaster USB driver, which is required to use the
MasterBlaster communications cable with USB for
Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
APU USB driver, which is required to use the APU with
Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
Sentinel driver, which is required to use the Sentinel Software
Guard with node-locked (single-user) licenses for
Windows NT
.\eda
Contains libraries for use with other EDA tools. Refer to Table 3 for
information on the subdirectories of this directory.
.\libraries
Contains the Quartus II software directory for “self-contained”
libraries. Refer to Table 4 for information on the subdirectories of
this directory.
.\lmf
Contains Library Mapping Files (.lmf).
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The \quartus\eda directory includes the subdirectories described in
Table 3.
.
Table 3. Quartus II EDA Directory (eda) Structure
Directory
Description
.\cadence
Contains technology libraries for Cadence EDA tools.
.\ibis
Contains input files that allow the Quartus II software to generate
design-specific IBIS Output Files for EDA tools.
.\mentor
Contains technology libraries for Mentor Graphics EDA tools.
.\sim_lib
Contains VHDL and Verilog HDL simulation libraries that are
compatible with EDA tools from other vendors.
.\synopsys
Contains technology libraries for Synopsys EDA tools.
.\innoveda
Contains technology libraries for Innoveda EDA tools.
.\fv_lib
Contains formal verification model libraries.
The \quartus\libraries directory includes the subdirectories described in
Table 4.
Table 4. Quartus II Library Directory (libraries) Structure (Part 1 of 2)
Directory
Description
.\megafunctions
Contains megafunctions, including Library of Parameterized
Modules (LPM) functions, corresponding Include Files (.inc) that
contain their AHDL Function Prototypes, and corresponding Block
Symbol Files (.bsf).
.\others
Contains libraries of logic functions that provide compatibility
between the Quartus II software and the MAX+PLUS II software.
.\primitives
Contains Block Symbol Files (.bsf) for Quartus II primitives.
.\software
Contains the bootloader library file that generates flash
programming files with the Quartus II software and the ADS Toolset.
.\tcl_scripts
Contains Tcl scripts to perform tasks in the Quartus II software and
other EDA software.
.\vhdl87
Contains the library of IEEE std. 1076–1987 VHDL packages.
.\vhdl93
Contains the library of IEEE std. 1076–1993 VHDL packages.
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Table 4. Quartus II Library Directory (libraries) Structure (Part 2 of 2)
Directory
Description
.\verific_vhdl87
Contains files to support VHDL design processing.
.\verific_vhdl93
Contains files to support VHDL design processing.
The \quartus\qdesigns work directory includes the subdirectories
described in Table 5.
Table 5. Quartus II Work Directory (qdesigns) Structure
Directory
Description
.\tutorial
Contains the completed project and design files for the Basic
tutorial. This directory includes a readme.txt file that contains
important information about the tutorial.
.\fir_filter
Directory in which you should create the fir_filter project if you are
completing the Design Entry tutorial module. Use this directory to
prevent accidental changes to the original design files in the
\qdesigns\tutorial directory.
.\fir_filter\compile
Contains the compile_fir_filter project for use when completing the
Compilation tutorial module independently or nonsequentially.
.\fir_filter\timing
Contains the timing_fir_filter project for use when completing the
Timing Analysis tutorial module independently or nonsequentially.
.\fir_filter\simulate
Contains the simulate_fir_filter project for use when completing the
Simulation tutorial module independently or nonsequentially.
.\fir_filter\program
Contains the program_fir_filter project for use when completing the
Programming tutorial module independently or nonsequentially.
.\excalibur
Contains the arm_tutorial project for use when completing the
Excalibur tutorial module.
.\excalibur\arm_c
Contains the arm_tutorial.c and associated Assembly Files (.s) for
use when completing the Excalibur tutorial module.
.\logiclock\largefilter
Contains the largefilter project for use when completing the
LogicLock tutorial module.
.\logiclock\filter
Contains the filter project for use when completing the LogicLock
tutorial module.
.\stratix
Contains the stratix_tutorial project for use when completing the
Stratix tutorial module.
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Contacting Altera
You can contact Altera for technical support and product information.
Technical Support
If you need technical support, you can visit the Altera web site or the
mySupport web site, or you can call or fax the Altera Applications
Department.
1
You must register as an Altera Fast Access user to use the
mySupport web site, or the Download Center, Licensing Center,
or Buy On-Line–Altera eStore sections of the Altera web site. For
more information, refer to “Registering as an Altera Fast Access
User” on page 25.
Altera web site:
http://www.altera.com
Includes the Solutions Database, which
is available from the Support Center
section of the Altera web site.
mySupport web site:
http://www.altera.com/mysupport
or choose Altera on the Web > Quartus II
Home Page (Help menu) in the
Quartus II software. This web site allows
you to submit, view, and update
technical support service requests.
Telephone:
(800) 800-EPLD
(7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, M–F)
You will need your 6-digit Altera ID to
access the hotline.
(408) 544-7000
(7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, M–F)
Fax:
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Product Information
If you need the latest Altera product information or literature, go to the
Literature section of the Altera web site at http://www.altera.com.
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Go to “Contacting Altera” in Quartus II Help for complete information on
Altera technical support services.
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Revision History
The information contained in the Quartus II Installation & Licensing for
PCs manual version 2.2 revision 1 supersedes information published in
previous versions.
Minor typographical changer were made to the previous version.
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Index
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E
Altera Fast Access 25, 47
Altera License Manager 15
Altera on the Web command 25
Altera Programming Unit, installing 34
Altera web site 47
Altera, contacting 47
APU, installing 34
EDA interfaces, installation 5
F
FLEXlm software
FLEXlm manual web site 9, 12
installing for PCs 5
setting up a license manager 15
B
H
ByteBlaster II cable
installing hardware 32
installing Windows 2000 driver 30
installing Windows NT driver 29
installing Windows XP driver 31
ByteBlasterMV cable
installing hardware 32
installing Windows 2000 driver 30
installing Windows NT driver 29
installing Windows XP driver 31
C
CD-ROM
installing FLEXlm software for PCs 5
installing Quartus II software 3
contacting Altera 47
D
directory structure 44
documentation conventions 1
drivers
installing ByteBlaster 29, 30, 31
installing MasterBlaster 26
installing Sentinel 16
installing USB 26
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Hardware Setup dialog box 28, 33, 36
Help
Contents tab 42
context-sensitive 40
finding keywords in 43
Index tab 40
on messages 39
printing 42
Search tab 41
using 39
viewing glossary list 43
I
installation
Altera Programming Unit 26
ByteBlaster driver 29, 30, 31
ByteBlaster II cable 28
ByteBlasterMV cable 28
EDA interfaces 5
FLEXlm software 5
MasterBlaster cable 26
Quartus II software 3
Sentinel driver 16
USB driver 26
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L
R
LeonardoSpectrum software, specifying
license file 19
license file
license.dat file 8
modifying 12
obtaining 8
specifying 19
license server configuration, setting up on
Windows NT, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP 14
license.dat file 8
lmhostid utility 9
lmutil utility 9
readme.txt file 3
registering as an Altera Fast Access user 25
Registration & License File Request
Form 9
M
MasterBlaster cable, installing 26
MAX+PLUS II software, using with
Quartus II license file 10, 19
messages, getting Help on 39
Microsoft Internet Explorer software 4
ModelSim-Altera synthesis software,
specifying license file 19
mySupport web site 25, 47
S
Sentinel driver, installing 16
serial number 9
serial port 3
Setup program, running 5
SignalTap II logic analyzer 26, 28
Software Guard
connecting ByteBlaster II or
ByteBlasterMV cable
through 28
installing Sentinel driver 16
serial number 9
system requirements 3
T
TCP/IP protocol 6
technical support 47
tutorial, starting 38
O
Open Programmer command 27, 33, 36
Options command 19
U
uninstalling Quartus II software 4
USB port 3
P
W
parallel port 3
Pentium II 3
port number, specifying 20
product information 47, 48
Programmer window 28, 33
Q
qdesigns directory 44
quartus directory 44
Quartus II software, starting 18
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Windows 98
installing Quartus II software 5
specifying license file 19
TCP/IP Protocol 6
Windows NT, Windows 2000, and
Windows XP
installing Quartus II software 5
setting up license server 14
specifying license file 19
TCP/IP Protocol 6
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