Pages created and updated by Terry Sturtevant Date Posted: October 31, 2019

PC/CP220 Digital Electronics Lab

CPLD Lab Task


To create, download and test a circuit using a CPLD and appropriate input and output devices.


In this task you'll do something like in the previous lab, but with a different circuit.

cpld task i/o


Always start by creating a new folder. Do not put new files in the same folder as your previous projects!
Then create a new project, and then create a BDF file. Do not start by creating a BDF file.

Step 1: Look up the equation for the prime number identifier in the sample Phase II document.

Step 2: Draw your circuit diagram using Altera Quartus II using the appropriate gates.
Use the recommended drawing tips.

Step 3: Download your circuit design to the CPLD.
You may have a different type of CPLD board than last week. Make sure the JTAG cable is attached correctly for whichever board you have.

One looks like this:
JTAG cable pld board with JTAG library
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The other style of CPLD board looks like this:
JTAG cable pld board with JTAG library
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Step 4: Wire the input and output pins using the debugger board.

Demonstrate your working prototype to the lab demonstrator.


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