Remote Update Intel® FPGA IP User Guide

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Date 8/16/2022

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1.5. Flash Memory Programming Files

You can program the flash memory, EPCS, EPCQ, and EPCQ-L using the JTAG interface or Active Serial interface. Depending on the interface, you need to generate either a JTAG indirect configuration (.jic) file or a raw programming data (.rpd) file.

Table 22.  Flash Memory Programming Files Based on Programming Interface
Programming Interface Flash Memory Programming File Used Description
JTAG Interface .jic The .jic file instantiates the Serial Flash Loader IP core in the design to form a bridge between the flash and the JTAG Interface.
Active Serial Interface .rpd Programming data is transferred directly between the flash and download cable.

To update the application image only, you can do either one of the following:

  • Recompile the .jic file and choose new application image only in the convert programming file tool.
  • Generate the .rpd file and program the EPCQ-L with ASMI IP or external controller.