Intel Agilex® 7 Configuration User Guide

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Date 8/14/2023

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5.5.2. Generating an Application Image

You can generate the RSU image from the command line directly, by running the quartus_pfg with the following arguments:
quartus_pfg -c fpga.sof application.rpd -o mode=ASX4 -o bitswap=ON

Alternatively, you can use the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Programming File Generator to generate the .rpd image by completing the following procedure:

  1. On the File menu, click Programming File Generator.
  2. Select Intel Agilex® 7 from the Device family drop-down list.
  3. Select the configuration mode from the Configuration mode drop-down list. The current Intel® Quartus® Prime only supports remote system update feature in Active Serial x4.
  4. On the Output Files tab, assign the output directory and file name.
  5. Select the output file type.
    • Raw Programming File (.rpd)
  6. By default, the .rpd file type is little-endian, if you are using a third-party programmer that does not support the little-endian format. Set the Bit swap to On to generate the .rpd file in big endian format.
    Note: The rsu1.tcl script that Intel provides performs the bit swap operation. Consequently, if you are using this script, set Bit swap to Off.
  7. On the Input Files tab, click Add Bitstream. Change the Files of type to SRAM Object File (*.sof). Then, select application image .sof file and click Open.
    Figure 77. Specify the .sof File
  8. Click Generate to generate the remote system update programming files. You can now program the flash memory. You can save the configuration in a .pfg file for later use.