MAX 10 FPGA Development Kit User Guide

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Date 9/07/2017
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4.3.1. Using the Quartus II Programmer

You can use the Quartus II Programmer to configure the FPGA with a .sof.
Before configuring the FPGA:
  • Ensure that the Quartus II Programmer and the USB-Blaster driver are installed on the host computer
  • The USB cable is connected to the kit
  • Power to the board is on, and no other applications that use the JTAG chain are running

To configure the MAX 10 FPGA:

  1. Start the Quartus II Programmer.
  2. Click Add File and select the path to the desired .sof.
  3. Turn on the Program/Configure option for the added file.
  4. Click Start to download the selected file to the FPGA. Configuration is complete when the progress bar reaches 100%.
The Quartus II Convert Programming File (CPF) GUI can be used to generate a .sof file that can use for internal configuration. You can directly program the MAX 10 device’s flash which included Configuration Flash Memory (CFM) and User Flash Memory (UFM) by using a download cable with the Quartus II software programmer.