I want to use an USB Blaster cable for rapid FPGA prototyping on the MPS2+.
The cables differ very much in price. Is it recommended to buy an original Altera for over 200 Euro or can I use a cheaper nonamee one?
Could you please recommend a cable and an distributor (I am living in Germany) ?
You can get similar cable from Terasic. I think it is 50USD.
I have used that cable to configure my custom M3 port on Altera FPGA board.
For many Altera old boards you can buy a cheap JTAG cable from Amazon or Aliexpress. It costs 5$. You can see how it works in this Altera Quartus tutorial.