MAX1000 Experiments

satri360satri360 wrote 05/11/2020 at 05:35 • 1 min read • Like

I start to play with the MAX1000 which only costs $30 for my term project in the Data Converter class. This page would serve as my memo and hopefully help other folks who might be interested in the low-cost FPGA kit.


  1. Buy Parallels Desktop for VMWare Fusion
    Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox is not very stable for my setup
  2. Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  3. Install libpng12 ( Required for Quartus Prime )
  4. Install KDE ( Required for Mega Wizard )
  5. Install Quartus Prime Lite Edition
    tar tvf Quartus-lite-
  6. Install Arrow USB Programmer2
  7. Launch jtag daemon
    cd /path/intelFPGA_lite/18.1/quartus/bin
    sudo ./jtagd
  8. Follow the Intel FPGA Tutorial