Nios® II Flash Programmer User Guide

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Date 11/06/2017
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2.2. Specifying your Flash Programmer Settings

Before writing data to flash memory, you must determine the flash programmer settings.

To create a new set of flash programmer settings, complete the following steps:

  1. On the File menu, click New. The New Flash Programmer Settings File dialog box appears.
  2. Select Get flash programmer system details from BSP Settings File or Get flash programmer system details from SOPC Information File.
  3. Browse to locate your BSP Settings File (.bsp) or SOPC Information File (.sopcinfo).
  4. For a multiprocessor system, select the processor. If you specify a .bsp file, the processor is already specified.
  5. Click OK. The New Flash Programmer Settings File dialog box closes and the Nios® II Flash Programmer GUI populates with your processor selection, if relevant, and the information from the .bsp or .sopcinfo file.

Depending on your selection in step 2, your flash programmer settings may not include information about a BSP settings file. A new set of flash programmer settings based on a BSP settings file includes the .sopcinfo file name, but a new set of flash programmer settings based on a .sopcinfo file does not have information about a BSP settings file to which it corresponds. In that case you must identify the .bsp file explicitly. The .bsp file contains the information about your processor selection, for example, whereas the .sopcinfo file knows about the available processors, but not which one you selected.

Figure 4. Flash Programmer Dialog Box with Flash Programmer SettingsThis figure shows the flash programmer with a new set of flash programmer settings based on the .sopcinfo file for a design with multiple processors and two flash memory components.

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