Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Programmer

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Date 4/03/2023

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3.11. Using the Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer Revision History

Table 40.  Document Revision History
Date Intel® Quartus® Prime Version Changes
2023.04.03 23.1
  • Updated product family name to "Intel Agilex 7."
2022.09.26 22.3
  • Added "Add Filesystem Dialog Box".
  • Removed footnotes saying that security features are not available for Intel® Agilex™ 7 devices.

    For details about security features for Intel® Agilex™ 7 devices, refer to the Intel® Agilex™ 7 Device Security User Guide .

2021.07.21 21.2
  • Updated "JTAG Chain Debugger Tool".
  • Added "JTAG Chain Integrity".
  • Added "JTAG Chain Debugging".
2021.06.21 21.2
  • Updated "Scripting Support" with an additional example.
2020.05.26 19.4.0
  • Corrected descriptions of "Bus Speed Mode" and "Slave Device Type" power options.
2019.09.30 19.3.0
  • Updated "Device & pin Options" topic to reflect new Security settings tab.
  • Updated "Configuration Device Tab" topic to reflect Custom database directory option.
  • Referenced compilation support for Intel® Agilex™ 7 devices.
  • Added "More Security Options Dialog Box" topic.
  • Added new “Bitstream Co-Signing Security Settings” topic.

  • Updated "SOF File Properties: Bitstream Encryption Dialog Box" topic.
  • Added new steps to “Full Erase of Flash Memory Sectors” topic.

2019.06.10 19.1.0
  • Updated "Programming with Flash Loaders" topic to reflect new Generic Flash Programmer.
  • Removed references to obsolete 32-bit stand-alone Programmer.
  • Added "Erasing Flash Memory Sectors" topic describing complete erase of flash memory.
  • Added new "Programmer Settings Reference" section containing the following new GUI reference topics:
    • "Device & Pin Options Dialog Box"
    • "Input Files Tab Settings (Programming File Generator)"
    • "Output Files Tab Settings (Programming File Generator)"
    • "Configuration Device Tab Settings (Programming File Generator)"
    • "Add Partition Dialog Box (Programming File Generator)"
    • "Bitstream Compression, Authentication, and Encryption Settings (Programming File Generator)"
    • "Convert Programming Files Dialog Box"
    • "Bitstream Compression and Encryption Settings (Convert Programming File)"
    • "SOF Data Properties Dialog Box"
    • "Select Devices (Flash Loader) Dialog Box"
2019.04.01 19.1.0
  • Added new "Using PR Bitstream Security Verification" topic.
  • Added new "Basic Device Configuration Steps" topic.
  • Added new "Programming and Configuration Modes" topic.
  • Retitled and reorganized topics to improve flow of information.
  • Added enhanced diagram of Programmer to " Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer" topic.
  • Updated screenshots.
2018.10.09 18.1.0
  • Created topic: Stand-Alone Programmer Memory Limitations from content in topic: Stand-Alone Programmer.
  • Removed outdated support information.
2018.08.07 18.0.0 Reverted document title to Programmer User Guide: Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition .
2018.06.27 18.0.0
  • Moved information about programming file generator to new chapter: Generating Programming Files.
2018.05.07 18.0.0
  • First release as part of the stand-alone Programmer User Guide
2017.05.08 17.0.0
  • Added Project Hash feature.
2016.10.31 16.1.0
  • Implemented Intel® rebranding.
2015.11.02 15.1.0 Changed instances of Quartus II to Intel® Quartus® Prime software.
2015.05.04 15.0.0 Added Conversion Setup File (.cof) description and example.
December 2014 14.1.0 Updated the Scripting Support section to include a Linux command to program a device.
June 2014 14.0.0
  • Added Running JTAG Daemon.
  • Removed Cyclone III and Stratix III devices references.
  • Removed MegaWizard Plug-In Manager references.
  • Updated Secondary Programming Files section to add notes about the Quartus II Programmer support for .rbf files.
November 2013 13.1.0
  • Converted to DITA format.
  • Added JTAG Debug Mode for Partial Reconfiguration and Configuring Partial Reconfiguration Bitstream in JTAG Debug Mode sections.
November 2012 12.1.0
  • Updated Table 18–3 on page 18–6, and Table 18–4 on page 18–8.
  • Added “Converting Programming Files for Partial Reconfiguration” on page 18–10, “Generating .pmsf using a .msf and a .sof” on page 18–10, “Generating .rbf for Partial Reconfiguration Using a .pmsf” on page 18–12, “Enable Decompression during Partial Reconfiguration Option” on page 18–14
  • Updated “Scripting Support” on page 18–15.
June 2012 12.0.0
  • Updated Table 18–5 on page 18–8.
  • Updated “Quartus II Programmer GUI” on page 18–3.
November 2011 11.1.0
  • Updated “Configuration Modes” on page 18–5.
  • Added “Optional Programming or Configuration Files” on page 18–6.
  • Updated Table 18–2 on page 18–5.
May 2011 11.0.0
  • Added links to Quartus II Help.
  • Updated “Hardware Setup” on page 21–4 and “JTAG Chain Debugger Tool” on page 21–4.
December 2010 10.1.0
  • Changed to new document template.
  • Updated “JTAG Chain Debugger Example” on page 20–4.
  • Added links to Quartus II Help.
  • Reorganized chapter.
July 2010 10.0.0
  • Added links to Quartus II Help.
  • Deleted screen shots.
November 2009 9.1.0 No change to content.
March 2009 9.0.0
  • Added a row to Table 21–4.
  • Changed references from “JTAG Chain Debug” to “JTAG Chain Debugger”.
  • Updated figures.