ByteBlasterMV FPGA Programmer

CPLD/FPGA Connection
           The 10 pin connector from the ByteBlasterMV will connect up to the CPLD/FPGA through a JTAG port. The schematic below shows an example of what connections will end up at what pins on an old Altera CPLD. The CPLD will actually provide power to the ByteBlasterMV, which allows it to operate and means that the programmer doesn't need an indepentent power suppy.

Laptop/Desktop Connection
           The other end of the ByteBlasterMV programmer will connect to a parallel port on your desktop or laptop. The picture below illustrates exactly what this means.

           Some newer laptops and desktops do not come standard with parallel ports, so you might have to dig up your old laptop from 2005 or go buy a PCI card that has a parallel port. Most USB to Parallel adapters are horrible, don't waste your money on them.