Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Programmer

ID 683528
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents Generating a .rbf for Partial Reconfiguration from a .pmsf file

After generating the .pmsf file, you convert the .pmsf file into a .rbf file with the Convert Programming Files dialog box.

To generate the .rbf for Partial Reconfiguration:

  1. In the Convert Programming Files dialog box, in the Programming file type field, select Raw Binary File for Partial Reconfiguration (.rbf).
  2. In the File name field, specify the output file name.
  3. In the Input files to convert field, add input files to convert.
    You can add only one .pmsf file.
  4. Select the .pmsf, and click Properties.
    The PMSF File Properties dialog box appears.
  5. Make your selection either by turning on or turning off the following options:
    • Compression option—This option enables compression on Partial Reconfiguration bitstream. If you turn on this option, then you must turn on the Enable decompression during Partial Reconfiguration option.
    • Enable SCRUB mode option—The default of this option is based on AND/OR mode. This option is valid only when Partial Reconfiguration masks in your design are not overlapped vertically. Otherwise, you cannot generate the .rbf for Partial Reconfiguration.
    • Write memory contents option—This option is a workaround for initialized RAM/ROM in a Partial Reconfiguration region.
    For more information about these options refer to Design Planning for Partial Reconfiguration in Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Partial Reconfiguration .
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Generate.