7.4. Configuration File Format Differences
Detailed information about the configuration file format is proprietary. This topic explains the general structure and differences from previous device families.
The firmware section is not part of the .sof file. The Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Programmer adds the firmware to the .sof. The programmer adds the firmware when configuring an Intel® Agilex™ device or when it converts the .sof to another format. The version of firmware that the Programmer adds depends on the version of the Programmer you are using.