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Gerry's Electronics & Robotics Laboratory

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WELCOME TO THE CHIPPERY SECTION OF MY LAB

This section focuses on my equipment for CPLD & Memory Chip Programming

Here we have all of the various Chip Programming systems I use in my Lab. However, I am a Fan of the Vintage Altera Programming hardware and CPLD components like the Altera MAX5000, MAX7000, MAX9000 and also the Altera FLEX series of PLD's.

I have a Universal Programming unit by DATA I/O called the "UNISITE". This Universal programmer can program thousands of memory chips, Micro-controllers including various CPLD devices. I also own various Development Boards, like the Altera DE1, DE2 and other University Dev. boards. I also use a "Willem" Universal Programmer from time to time.

I own several models of the ALTERA "MASTER PROGRAMMING UNITS" or MPU for short. I own the really old Altera PLE3-12 MPU with an LP3 ISA card. I'm still trying to locate an LP5 Logic card for a second PLE3-12 Altera MPU. I also have the full setups for several of the PL-ASAP2 and the PL-APU.

The PL-ASAP2 model interfaces to a PC with the LP6 Logic Programming card. This is an older model Compared to the PL-APU, as it was developed in the mid 90's, hence the ISA card format. Altera released the updated Model (PL-APU) in 2001. The "PL-APU" model has a USB interface which eliminates the need for the older ISA Programming card. A Programmer software was released for these Master Programmers and is still available as a free download off of Altera's website. I have collected a large number of the available Chip socket adapters for these Altera Master Programmers and I am constantly on the Hunt for more. See the section "Altera MPU Adapters" shown below. I have also included a section devoted to the Pinouts for Various Altera CPLD's and FPGA's.

All in All.....Lot's of Fun!!

Click on the button links shown below to visit a devoted Webpage for each Resource page or Programming system.

Extensive details, links and pictures are provided for your viewing.

 

Altera Logic Devices - CPLD's VS. FPGA's

ALTERA CPLD's & FPGA's

 

 

 

 

Altera Component Pinout Diagrams

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ALTERA PINOUTS

 

 

 

 

Altera PLE3-12 MPU (Master Programming Unit) + LP3 & LP4 Logic cards & Software

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PLE3-12

 

 

 

Altera Master Programming Unit Model PL-ASAP2 and the LP6 Logic Programming Card & Software

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PL-ASAP2

 

 

 

Altera Master Programming Unit Model "PL-APU".

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PL-APU

 

 

 

Altera MPU Programming Adapters

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MPU ADAPTERS

 

 

 

XILINX Classic CPLD Serial RS-232 Programmer

"Xilinx HW-130"

HW-130

 

 

 

DATA I/O Universal Programmer

"LabSite"

DATA I/O

 

 

 

M-SYSTEMS DiskOnChip Programmer

DiskOnChip 2000 - TrueFFS - API Programming - Gang Programmer - DIY DOC Programmer ISA Board

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Altera "JTAG INTERFACE " used for ISP Programming Using the Altera USB Blaster

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JTAG ISP

 

 

Official "JTAG INTERFACE " used for Boundary scan hardware testing & debugging $$$

JTAG B-SCAN

 

 

 

Altera DE-1 Development Board

ALTERA DE1

 

 

 

UP-2 Development Board

ALTERA UP2

 

 

 

The PLDT-2 Development Board

PLDT-2

 

 

 

Willem Universal Programming Unit

WILLEM

 

 

If you're into the older Altera CPLD's you can Join my "Altera MAX7000" Yahoo Group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlteraMAX7000/


If you're into the older DATA I/O Universal Programmers you can Join my "DATA I/O EPROM Programmers" Yahoo Group:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Data_IO_EPROM/