USB-Blaster Driver for Windows 2000

You must install the USB-Blaster download cable driver before you can use it to program devices with the Quartus® II software.

The first time the USB-Blaster download cable is plugged in, the Windows Found New Hardware Wizard prompts you to install the driver.

You must have system administration (Administrator) privileges to install the USB-Blaster download cable driver.

Driver Installation

  1. Plug the USB-Blaster into the PC. The Found New Hardware Wizard appears.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Select Search for a Driver and click Next.
  4. Select Specify a Location and click Next.
  5. Click Browse... and browse to the <Path to Quartus II installation>\drivers\usb-blaster directory.
  6. Choose the appropriate location or file using the following steps:
    • Quartus II software version 6.1 and later:
      1. Browse to the \x32 directory (Windows 2000/XP standard 32-bit).
      2. Click Open. The wizard automatically chooses the required file.
    • Quartus II software version 6.0 SP1 and earlier:
      1. Select the file usbblst.inf.
      2. Click Open.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Next in the wizard.
  9. Click Finish.
  10. To complete your installation, Set up programming hardware in the Quartus II software.