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.