AN 100: In-System Programmability Guidelines

ID 683546
Date 9/22/2014
Document Table of Contents

1.3.3. Selecting Sequential or Concurrent Programming

When programming using a Programmer Object File (.pof) and a MasterBlaster, ByteBlasterMV, ByteBlaster, or BitBlaster download cable, sequential programming is selected automatically. When using a .jam file or Serial Vector Format (.svf) File, devices are programmed or configured in the following order:

  1. FLEX 10K devices sequentially
  2. APEX™ 20K devices sequentially
  3. MAX 7000S and MAX 7000A devices concurrently
  4. MAX 7000AE and MAX 3000A devices concurrently
  5. EPC2 devices sequentially
  6. MAX 9000 devices concurrently

You can perform sequential programming with a .jam or .svf if you create individual files for each device. In this scheme, FLEX and APEX devices do not begin configuration until you click the Configure button in the MAX+PLUS II Programmer.