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X-Blaster Altera Programming Cable: Please note, we are no longer selling any of our products in small quantities through our website to new customers. We will continue to support existing customers and honor any warranties. For purchasing any of our products in quantities of 10 units or more, please contact us.

Our X-Blaster download cable is the lowest cost solution available for programming Altera devices. It is a direct replacement for the Altera ByteBlaster-II under almost all programming situations. However, our units cost significantly less.

The X-Blaster connects to your PC's parallel port and is used to download code to a programmable device through Altera's FREE Quartus-II software. The Altera devices below are all supported by the X-Blaster:

For complete documentation including installation, drivers, device pinouts and operating modes, please see Altera's documentation on the ByteBlaster-II.

A parallel port extension cable may also be purchased to increase the programming reach of the
X-Blaster or ByteBlaster-II programmers.

  • STRATIX and STRATIX II
  • CYCLONE and CYCLONE II
  • STRATIX GX and STRATIX GX II
  • MAX II
  • MAX 7000
  • MAX 7000
  • MAX 3000
  • FLEX 6000
  • FLEX 8000
  • FLEX 10K
  • ACEX 1K
  • MERCURY
  • APEX II
  • APEX 20K
  • EPC
  • EPCS