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.
|Memory Type||Output Registers||Power Up Value|
|Bypassed||Read memory contents|
By default, the Intel® Quartus® Prime software initializes the RAM cells in Intel® Arria® 10 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.