Intel Agilex® 7 Hard Processor System Remote System Update User Guide

ID 683184
Date 2/23/2024
Document Table of Contents Creating Decision Firmware Update Images

The following command is used to create decision firmware update images:

quartus_pfg -c \
factory_design.sof \
decision_update.rpd \
-o hps_path=fsbl.hex \
-o mode=ASX4 \
-o bitswap=ON \
-o rsu_upgrade=ON \
-o firmware_only=ON \
-o hps=1 \
-o factory_fallback=ON

The following table describes the parameters.

Parameter Description
factory_design.sof Input SOF file, containing the FPGA design with the parameters for the decision firmware data
decision_update.rpd Output decision firmware update image
-o hps_path=fsbl.hex Input HPS FSBL hex binary file, ignored
-o mode=ASX4 Create image targeting QSPI
-o bitswap=ON Create file in regular binary format
-o rsu_upgrade=ON Select factory upgrade image
-o firmware_only=ON Select to upgrade just decision firmware
-o hps=1 Use only for HPS first designs
-o factory_fallback=ON Optional, use to enable direct factory fallback

For FPGA first case, the parameter “-o hps=1” must be omitted, and the file decision_update.rpd is created.

For HPS first the parameter “-o hps=1” must be passed, and the following two files are created:

  • decision_update.hps.rpd—contain the decision firmware update image
  • decision_update.core.rbf—corresponding fabric configuration file, to be discarded

The optional parameter "-o factory_fallback=ON" enables direct factory fallback for all configuration failures.