AN 100: In-System Programmability Guidelines

ID 683546
Date 9/22/2014
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1.3.2. Concurrent Programming

Use concurrent programming to program devices from the same device family in parallel. The programming time is longer than the time required to program the largest device in the chain, resulting in considerably faster programming times than sequential programming (where programming time is equal to the sum of individual programming times for all devices). Higher clock rates for shifting data result in even greater time savings.

To perform concurrent programming of devices with Serial Vector Format File (.svf), .jam files, or .jbc files created from the Quartus II software, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Programmer.
  2. Click Add File and select programming files for the respective devices.
  3. On the File menu, point to Create/Update and click Create JAM, SVF, or ISC File.
  4. Specify a file in the File format list.
  5. Click OK.