Intel Agilex® 7 Configuration User Guide

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Date 2/05/2024
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5.5.1.2. Generating the Initial RSU Image Using RBF Files

Follow these steps to generate the initial RSU image using .rbf file:

  1. Run the following command to generate a .rbf file from a factory or application image file (.sof).
    quartus_pfg -c factory.sof factory.rbf
    quartus_pfg -c app1.sof app1.rbf
    quartus_pfg -c app2.sof app2.rbf
  2. Run the following command to generate a boot .rbf file from a factory image file (.sof)
    quartus_pfg -c factory.sof boot.rbf -o rsu_boot=ON
  3. On the File menu, click Programming File Generator.
  4. Select Intel Agilex® 7 from the Device family drop-down list.
  5. Select the configuration scheme from the Configuration mode drop-down list. The current Intel® Quartus® Prime only supports remote system update feature in Active Serial x4.
  6. On the Output Files tab, assign the output directory and file name.
  7. Select the output file type.
    • JTAG Indirect Configuration File (.jic)/Programmer Object File (.pof)
    • Memory Map File (.map)
    • Raw Programming File (.rpd)
  8. On the Input Files tab, click Add Bitstream, select the factory image .rbf file and click Open. Repeat this step for the application image .rbf.
  9. On the Configuration Device tab, click Add Device, select your flash memory and click OK. The Programming File Generator tool automatically populates the flash partitions.
    1. Assign boot.rbf to the BOOT_INFO partition.
    2. To enable direct factory image fallback, select the BOOT_INFO partition, click the Edit... button, and set Direct factory image fallback to On. This step is optional.
    3. Assign factory.rbf to the FACTORY_IMAGE partition.
      Note: You must assign a factory image input file. The Programming File Generator is unable to generate output files if input files are missing for the FACTORY_IMAGE partition.
    4. Assign app1.rbf and app2.rbf to the P1 and P2 respectively.
      Note: P1 and P2 are user-defined partition names.
  10. If you generate the .jic file, click Select at the Flash Loader. Select the device family and device name. Click OK.
  11. Click Generate to generate the remote system update programming files. After generating the programming file, you can proceed to program the flash memory.
    Figure 76. Generating Remote System Update Programming Files