Review: Genuine Altera USB-Blaster II

Lately I have been encountering problems programming Altera FPGA chips.  I have been using several knock-off USB-Blasters purchased from eBay with intermittent problems being seen from day one but now they barely work.  I thought I’d bite the bullet and buy a genuine Altera programmer, which isn’t cheap.

Short answer…  Should have made the investment earlier and saved myself lots of frustration.

If you want a little more detail on the unit, read my quick review here.