AN 456: PCI Express High Performance Reference Design

ID 683541
Date 12/12/2018

1.7.1. Programming using the .sof File

Interrupt the boot sequence on computer #1 to bring up the BIOS System Setup interface. Pressing the F2 key interrupts the boot sequence on many Windows PCs.
  1. Start the Quartus II programmer on computer #2.
  2. Click Hardware Setup and select the USB Blaster. Click Close.
  3. In the Quartus II Programmer, click Auto Detect. This command lists devices attached to the JTAG chain on the development board.
  4. Right-click the Arria II GX (EP2AGX125), Arria V GT (5AGTFD7K3), Arria 10 GX (10AS066N3F40I2LG), Cyclone IV GX (EP4CGX150), Cyclone V GT (5CGTFD9E5), Stratix IV GX (EP4SGX230), or Stratix V (5SGXEA7K2F40) device and click Change File. Select the path to the appropriate .sof file.
  5. Turn on the Program/Configure option for the added file.
  6. Click Start to download the selected file to the Altera development kit. The device is configured when the Progress bar reaches 100%.
  7. On computer #1 exit the BIOS System Setup or boot manager interface.
  8. On computer #1, press Ctl-Alt-Delete to perform a soft reboot.
  9. The operating system detects a new hardware device and displays the Found New Hardware Wizard. In the wizard, select Install the software automatically (Recommended). Click Next.
  10. Click Finish to close the wizard.