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Old 14th Feb 2019, 9:08 pm   #61
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 10:55 pm   #62
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I've gone through the downloading process again and I think I've found out what's going wrong. Basically when you click to download the Quartus II web edition you are diverted to the registration/login page. Once you've done this you are diverted again to a page which show all the versions of Quartus in a drop down menu. V13.0 sp1 is on the list but it's the full subscription version and not the free web edition. The only way I can seem get back to the free version download is to go back to the original link on Frank's page, after registering. Hope that makes sense.


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Old 14th Feb 2019, 10:57 pm   #63
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Brilliant, Stephen, many thanks!

Farnell stuff should be here Monday so I can at least make a start on some of the SM stuff.

The 5 modulator chips & the FPGA/ blaster will turn up when they get here. I'll have a go at downloading the software and see how I get on.

Dave, that's interesting! I'll bear that in mind when I come to try it. Any idea how big the file is for the free web version?

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Old 14th Feb 2019, 11:11 pm   #64
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Hi Nick,

Two files are downloaded with a total size of 2.08 GB.

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Old 14th Feb 2019, 11:57 pm   #65
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Like Dave I have just tried to download Quartus and found out I am no longer registered. Checking back it was January 2017 when I first downloaded it.
Back then it was Altera now it is on Intel's own web site. I had to go through the registering all over again and it is a bit of a pain I don't remember it been anything like that.

After registering it defaults to the pro version. There are three versions Lite, Standard and Pro. Lite is the free web version that we want.
As Dave has said, probably the easiest way to get to the correct page is after registering and logging in use the link on the Hedghog page.

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Old 15th Feb 2019, 12:50 am   #66
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If you only want to program. The programmer can be downloaded on it's own.
On the download page untick everything except "Quartus II Programmer and SignalTap II"
See the screen shot below. This makes the download file much smaller.

I have downloaded and tested it and it works OK.

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 12:16 am   #67
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Hi Frank,
Many thanks for that information. Just downloading the programmer seems a much better way to go. My FPGA board & programmer are now trundling slowly from China and I received a whole pile of insanely small components from Farnell today. I also now have some much finer solder and a syringe of flux so am all ready to start assembly!

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 10:09 am   #68
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Hi Nick
Installing the programmer didn't produce a desktop shortcut. I had to go searching for the application. the one I used was found at.
C:/altera/13.0sp1/qprogrammer/bin/quartus_pgmw.exe

quartus_pgmw.exe is a 32 bit version.
There may be other versions there as well.

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 10:57 am   #69
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My 2 are well on their way to completion, although one has now become Ďthe runt of the litterí due to my ability to order the correct number of parts! I found soldering the multi legged parts dead easy, using my microscope and a fine tipped bit on the JBC iron, and very fine lead solder with a bit of gel flux. Iím now waiting for the FPGA and some header sockets to arrive, whilst Iíve got some other bits arriving from Farnell and RS this week. Canít wait to get it programmed and power it up for the first time!

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 11:31 am   #70
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Hi Lloyd
Thanks for posting the photos. That's very neat soldering and puts my efforts to shame.
I find IC3 is fiddly to get positioned correctly.

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