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FORTE is a very fast and flexible High-Speed USB In-Circuit Serial programmer.

This page contains links all available downloads for the FORTE programmer: Documentation and software.


➜ FORTE Reference Manual
(PDF format, ~6 MB)
MUST-READ INFORMATION for all users of the FORTE programmer! It contains detailed information about FORTE installation and usage, schematic diagrams and application notes for various devices, etc.

USB Drivers

USB drivers are included in the installation of the software UP, you do not need to install them separately.

Although the USB drivers supplied in the UP installation package work in most cases well also in older systems like Windows XP, ome installations of older systems may have problems with these new drivers. In such case please use these drivers:
⤓ (ZIP archive, 813 569 B)


➜ Program UP - main software application for FORTE
UP supports almost all parts (MCUs and memories by Microchip/Atmel, Texas Instruments, Renesas, STM, NXP, Silicon Labs, Cypress, ...) except devices programmed via a JTAG interface. UP installation includes USB drivers and Reference Manuals.

Supports all devices with a JTAG interface for which is their development system able to create the .SVF or .XSVF programming files (FPGAs, CPLDs, various MCUs).

Allows for advanced control of the FORTE programmer from the user's software by a .DLL library; with application note and software examples for C, C++, Delphi and Python.

➜ Testing software for basic FORTE hardware test (helps to find if there is a programmer failure).

➜ How to use software for FORTE under Linux. - SUPPORT DISCONTINUED

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