Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Programmer

ID 683528
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents

1.9. Scripting Support

In addition to the Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer GUI, you can use the Intel® Quartus® Prime command-line executable quartus_pgm.exe (or quartus_pgm in Linux) to access programmer functionality from the command line and from scripts. The programmer accepts .pof, .sof, and .jic programming or configuration files and .cdf files.

The following example shows a command that programs a device:

quartus_pgm –c byteblasterII –m jtag –o bpv;design.pof ←


  • -c byteblasterII specifies the Intel FPGA Intel® FPGA Parallel Port Cable download cable
  • -m jtag specifies the JTAG programming mode
  • -o bpv represents the blank-check, program, and verify operations
  • design.pof represents the .pof used for the programming

The Programmer automatically executes the erase operation before programming the device.

For Linux terminal, use:
quartus_pgm –c byteblasterII –m jtag –o bpv\;design.pof