Software and Tech Info for N64RGB Kit
Software version 2 is not compatible with version 1 hardware and vice versa.
Version 1 hardware is marked N64RGB, N64RGB11, N64RGB12. Version 2 hardware
is marked N64RGB20.
Hardware Version 1.X
Circuit Diagram of hardware version 1.2
Component overlay for hardware version 1.2
Hardware Version 2.X
Circuit Diagram of hardware version 2.0 (PDF)
Component overlay for hardware
version 2.0 (PDF)
For Version 1.X Hardware
Software binary version 1.0 POF file
Software binary version 1.1 POF file
Software binary version 1.2 POF file
Software source code version 1.0 (AHDL)
Software source code version 1.1
Software source code version 1.2
For Version 2.X Hardware
Software binary version 2.0 POF file
Software source code version 2.0
How to program the PLD software
To update the software a JTAG programmer is required. I recommend an Altera
USB Blaster or clone.
There is an umarked 6 pin JTAG programming connection on the upper
right hand side of the board. Pin 1 is marked.
- +3.3V power rail
The Altera USB Blaster requires the Quartus II Progammer Software for
Windows to be installed. The download is 185 MB and installation requires
700 MB of hard disk space. The USB Blaster drivers are included in the
package (find them in the folder after installation).
II Progammer Software for Windows - Version 13.1 - working on
Windows 7 and XP
- Click Hardware Setup and select USB-Blaster
from the list.
- File -> Open -> N64RGB10.POF
- Check the boxes for Program/Configure and Verify
- Make sure the programmer is connected to the N64RGB board and the
console is turned on
- Click Start
27/11/2019 - Added info and software for version 2.
8/11/2017- Added software v1.2. Changed clock settings in the assignment
editor. This may solve the colour error problem (most noticeable on
gradients) that some people have reported since v1.1 was released.
20/7/2017 - Added component overlay download.
9/6/2016 - Page Created.