Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Partial Reconfiguration

ID 683499
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents Generating a Merged .pmsf File from Multiple .pmsf Files

You can merge two or more .pmsf files in the Convert Programming Files window.

  1. Open the Convert Programming Files window.
  2. Specify the programming file type as Merged Partial-Mask SRAM Object File (.pmsf).
  3. Specify the output file name.
  4. Select PMSF Data in the Input files to convert window.
  5. Click Add File to add input files. You must specify two or more files for merging.
  6. Click Generate to generate the merged file.

To merge two or more .pmsf files from the command line, type:

quartus_cpf --merge_pmsf=<number of merged files> <pmsf_input_file_1> <pmsf_input_file_2> <pmsf_input_file_etc> <pmsf_output_file>

For example, to merge two .pmsf files, type:

quartus_cpf --merge_pmsf=<2> <pmsf_input_file_1> <pmsf_input_file_2> <pmsf_output_file>

The merge operation checks for any bit conflict on the input files, and the operation fails with error message if a bit conflict is detected. In most cases, a successful file merge operation indicates input files do not have any bit conflict.