Arria® V Device Handbook: Volume 1: Device Interfaces and Integration

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2.2.4. Guideline: Consider Power-Up State and Memory Initialization

Consider the power up state of the different types of memory blocks if you are designing logic that evaluates the initial power-up values, as listed in the following table.

Table 4.  Initial Power-Up Values of Embedded Memory Blocks
Memory Type Output Registers Power Up Value
MLAB Used Zero (cleared)
Bypassed Read memory contents
M20K , M10K Used Zero (cleared)
Bypassed Zero (cleared)

By default, the Intel® Quartus® Prime software initializes the RAM cells in Arria® V devices to zero unless you specify a .mif.

All memory blocks support initialization with a .mif. You can create .mif files in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software and specify their use with the RAM IP core when you instantiate a memory in your design. Even if a memory is pre-initialized (for example, using a .mif), it still powers up with its output cleared.