Bit-Bang Configuration EDA-013

HuMANDATA original configuration tool "BBC[EDA-013]" provides you

  • FPGA Configuration
  • Configuration Memory Access (Write/Read/Erase)

without a special download cable.
BBC[EDA-013] requires just only .rbf file for both operations. You do not need to prepare an mcs file for configuration device. Software project files and source codes are offered to customize. (C++ Builder 11)

BBC[EDA-013] is tested under these OS below, and is not supported for Mac and Linux.

  • Windows 11
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7

Command Tab

 - Configuration : Configure the FPGA
 - Reset : Reset the FPGA
NOTE : Set the configuration mode as PS mode

 - Program : Program the configuration device
 - Erase Only : Erase the configuration device (Only 1st sector)
NOTE : Set the configuration mode as PS mode

  • [...] : You can select an rbf file to use.  See below how to generate an rbf file.
  • Dir : A directory part of the rbf file path.
  • File : File name.
  • Always Front : Keep the windows on top.
  • Use default port description : Default USB port description of EDA-013 will be used.
  • Save Setting (ini file) : You can save the file path and other settings for next launch.
  • Show System Message : You can see more detailed log.
  • Find Ports : You can see ports which are detected on PC.


Use with command line arguments

You can set the file path and execute configuration.

Followed Argument Function Note
-F file path Set the file path fields. Both relative and absolute path are OK.
Same directory of exe will be used when you set just only file name.
-C none Configure the FPGA. -F is necessary
-A none Configure the FPGA.
The done pin will not be checked after configuration.
-F is necessary
-R none Reset the FPGA reset.  
-P none Program the configuration device. -F is necessary
-E none Erase the configuration device.  
-N none Check the done pin condition.  
-D Port Description Set an USB port description Optional
-G Positive integer Set time to close. The zero will keep the tool alive.
Maximum value is 10.
Exit Code Result
0 Finished successfully
1 The done pin is high (-N command)
2 The done pin is low (-N command)
-1 Finished with some error
-2 File path is not set
Note : Use start command with a /wait option command to get proper exit code.

Example of Usage
BBC[EDA-013].exe -f test.rbf -c
BBC[EDA-013].exe -f test.rbf -c -g 2
BBC[EDA-013].exe -f ../../test.rbf -p
BBC[EDA-013].exe -n


Generate RBF file

Please refer below to generate RBF file with Quartus.

(1) Open [Assignments] Menu then Click [Device]

(2) Click [Device and Pin Options]

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(3) Open [Programming Files] then check [Raw Binary File (rbf)]

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BBC[EDA-013] tool V13 Download
Project Files (C++ Builder 11) V13 Request

Simple configuration application "BitCfg3" is here. (FPGA configuration only, VC++6.0 project)


July 20, 2023 : Support for Windows 11 (V13)
October 13, 2021 : Support for EDA-013-80
February 3, 2021 : Release


If you have questions or requests, please contact us.




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