Generic Flash Programmer User Guide: Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition

ID 683491
Date 5/15/2019
Document Table of Contents Enabling Bitstream Compression or Encryption (Convert Programming File Dialog Box)

Optionally enable bitstream compression to reduce the size of your programming bitstream file. Enable encryption key programming files and user-defined 256-bit security key to protect and authenticate the configuration bitstream. These options are mutually exclusive.

Follow these steps to enable bitstream file compression or encryption:

  1. Generate a .jic file for flash programming, as this document describes.
  2. In the Convert Programming File dialog box, select the .sof file under Input files to convert.
  3. Click the Properties button. The SOF File Properties: Bitstream Encryption dialog box appears.
    Figure 8. Enabling Bitstream Compression or Encryption (Intel Arria 10 and Intel Cyclone 10 GX Designs)
  4. To enable compression, turn on the Compression option. All encryption options disable.
  5. To enable bitstream file encryption:
    1. Turn off the Compression option.
    2. Turn on the Generate encrypted bitstream option.
    3. Specify options for programming file key decryption, and Security Options, as Compression and Encryption Settings (Convert Programming File) describes.
  6. Click OK.

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