Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Programmer

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Date 9/26/2022
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2.5.1. Specifying Flash Partitions

Flash partitions allow you to store bitstreams or raw data.
Note: The Programming File Generator supports defining flash partitions only for .jic or .pof programming files.
To create flash partitions in the Configuration Devices tab:
  1. Select the device and click Add Partition.
  2. In the Add Partition dialog box, define the following parameters, and then click OK:
    Table 14.  Add Partition Dialog Box Settings
    Setting Description
    Name Name that you give to the partition.
    Input file Input file to program into the flash partition.
    Page

    Configuration devices can store multiple configuration bitstreams in flash memory, called pages. CFI configuration devices can store up to eight configuration bitstreams. Intel® Hyperflex™ devices can store up to four configuration bitstreams, including the factory image.

    In Intel® Hyperflex™ devices, with the remote system update feature enabled, Page represents the parity.

    Address Mode The options are:
    • Auto—automatically allocates a block in the flash device to store the data.
    • Block—specify the start and end address of the flash partition.
    • Start—specify the start address of the partition. The tool assigns the end address of the partition based on the input data size.
    Start address Specifies the start address of the partition. Only enabled when Address Mode is Block or Start.
    End address Specifies the end address of the partition. Only enabled when Address Mode is Block.
    The partition associated to the device appears in the device list.
  3. If you want to change the parameters of a partition, click the partition and then click Edit.
  4. If you want to remove a partition, click the partition and then click Remove.
  5. After specifying the settings for all flash partitions, click Generate.