AN 370: Using the Intel FPGA Serial Flash Loader with the Intel Quartus Prime Software

ID 683299
Date 2/18/2019
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1.6.2. Programming Serial Configuration Devices Using the Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer and .jam Files

When programming with .jam files, the Intel® Quartus® Prime programmer requires configuring the FPGA and programming the serial configuration device in one step.

To program serial configuration devices with .jam file, perform the following steps:

  1. When the .jic-to-.jam file conversion is complete, add the .jam file to the Intel® Quartus® Prime programmer window:
    1. In the Tools menu, select Programmer. The Chain1.cdf dialog box appears.
    2. Click Add File. In the Select Programming File dialog box, browse to the .jam file.
    3. Click Open.
  2. Configure the FPGA with the SFL image, and program the serial configuration device by turning on the FPGA Program/Configure check box. This process corresponds to Step 1 and Step 2 of Figure 3.
  3. Click Start.
    Note: The .jam file is generated from the .jic file through the chain description file ( .cdf ). For more information, refer to Intel® Quartus® Prime Help.

    You can program multiple serial configuration devices with one .jam file in the Intel® Quartus® Prime programmer.