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Programming (non-JTAG) MAX7000 devices

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migry:

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--- Quote from: migry on August 21, 2022, 08:30:23 pm ---After some playing I found that the Verilog compiler was not licensed ...

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Please apply the cpt.dll patch (made by myself) for licensing and Windows 10 compatibility.

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I have spent more time mainly pulling out my hair when trying to install Windows98(SE) into a virtual machine.
I gave up on that when it didn't work, locking up with strange error messages. An internet search did reveal this problem had been seen before, but the solution didn't work for me. Apparently modern PCs are too fast and some old instructions are no longer supported.

So I then tried a different emulator - PCem. This time the emulator worked well, but something got confused during installation and various VXDs and DLLs couldn't be found on the (virtual) CDROM.
Nevertheless after two days, and having viewed a helpful YouTube video, I got it installed, although I cannot get networking to work.

I installed the Altera Max-Plus-II software, version 9.3.

It does run, and the AVHDL examples will compile and create a POF. Some features such as Verilog compile and simulation do not work without a licence.

I do not know where to find your DLL. Will it work under Windows98(SE)?

regards...
--migry

migry:
I found the DLL file cpt.dll after searching a little more with the correct spelling!

I have now being able to compile a verilog source file. I am very comfortable using this RTL. It will allow me to create a meaningful test case and resulting POF file, to run inside my DOSBOX emulator to understand how the POF file is loaded and processed.

Many thanks!  :-+

reverse:

--- Quote from: migry on April 15, 2024, 10:12:12 pm ---I found the DLL file cpt.dll after searching a little more with the correct spelling!

I have now being able to compile a verilog source file. I am very comfortable using this RTL. It will allow me to create a meaningful test case and resulting POF file, to run inside my DOSBOX emulator to understand how the POF file is loaded and processed.

Many thanks!  :-+

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I have LPT driven all-07 programmer and if you debug the executable files for that programmer which is close to all-03 I may be able to test modified executables on real programmer and altera chips.

migry:
I assume that the same PLCC package adapters are used for the ALL03 and ALL07 programmers?

I can do repeat some of my work for the EPM7064 devices, now I have knowledge of the EPM7032 devices, although it does take a lot of time.

If anything I can try to determine which pins of the programmer are used, as I got the impression you were unsure of your adapter?

I have attached a screen shot from the ALL03 software for the EPM7064/96/128 devices. Which one is of particular interest?



BTW I did look in the folder where I have downloaded the ALL07 files. The schematics are virtually identical. I couldn't find an EXE for the MAX7000 series, perhaps simply it does not have an obvious name? Do you have the EXE for the EPM7032/7064 etc?


UPDATE: I found the executable for this series of devices on the ALL07, it is called A7064.EXE

I also checked a VM where I emulated the ALL03 and EPM7032 in DOSBIX-X, and I also have a EPM7064 version of this code, but I will need to take a look to see where I left off.

I also found the ALL03 main EXE which has a nice DOS menu style front end. When selecting the EPM7032 it is looking for the file AMAX70.EXE which is the same name as the EXE I have been reverse engineering from the ALL03. At a guess the two programmers likely use the same EXE.

reverse:
Actually I am using A7064.EXE that supports adaptor -7064S-PL68. As I already mentioned this adaptor I made on the basis of this one: http://matthieu.benoit.free.fr/all03/adp-7064S-PL84/ but I could not extend it further to support PLCC44 variant for unknown reason.

A7064.EXE supports S and non-S altera chip versions.

There is another A70X.EXE that supports non-S versions but with different adaptor - EPM7064-PLxx which schematic is unknown to me anyway. I have PLCC84 pin 7128 altera chips but their ALL07 adaptor is also mystery to me though pictures on the internet showed very similar design using one L244 and one LS14 again.

ALL07 has launcher application too that starts individual executables named ACCESS.EXE.


 

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