Altera Byte Blaster

Using Tag-Connect Plug-of-NailsTM Cables with Altera Byte Blaster, USB Blaster and Ethernet Blaster.

Tag-Connect 10-pin TC2050-IDC or TC2050-IDC-NL cables are compatible with the various Altera Byte Blaster programmers and download cables. For a smaller PCB footprint you can also choose our 6-pin TC2030-ALT or TC2030-ALT-NL cables which have a 10-pin ribbon cable and IDC connector that plugs into the ByteBlaster and a 6-pin TC2030 or TC2030-NL footprint at the other end.  

Open the case of the Byte Blaster (if applicable) and simply unplug the existing 10-pin ribbon cable and replace with your Tag-Connect cable.

Note that some but not all of the older parrallel-port Byte Blasters unfortunately have 10-pin ribbon cables hard soldered to the internal PCB. Open the case to see if your Parrallel-Port Byte Blaster has a removable ribbon cable or if the cable is hard soldered. At the worst, fit an inline 10-pin male IDC connector to the Byte Blaster cable and plug in your TC2050).

You can find the data sheets here:

TC2050-IDC         ("Legged" cable - holds itself in place)
TC2050-IDC-NL   ("No-Legs" cable - hold in place by hand or use with the TC2050-CLIP board or TC-FRICTION board for a hands-free connection).

Purchase the  "LEGGED" versions here:

TC2050-IDC 10-pin "Legged" Tag-Connect Cable with Ribbon Connecter
TC2030-ALT 6-pin "Legged" Tag-Connect Cable with 10-pin Ribbon Conector

Purchase the "NO-LEGS" 10-pin version with or without the TC2050-CLIP board here:

TC2050-IDC-NL 10-pin "No-Legs" Tag-Connect Cable with Ribbon Connecter
TC2050-CLIP Retaining clip board for use with TC2050-NL family

Purchase the "NO-LEGS" 6-pin version with or without the TC2050-CLIP board here:

TC2030-ALT-NL 6-pin "No-Legs" Tag-Connect Cable with Ribbon Connecter
TC2030-CLIP Retaining clip board for use with TC2030-NL family cables