1.6. Third-party Programmer Support
You can program the flash memory using a third-party programmer instead of using Parallel Flash Loader Intel® FPGA IP core. To program using third-party programmer, you need to convert the .pof to an .rbf by following the steps below:
- Compile and generate a .pof file for the flash memory device.
- Convert .pof file to .hexout file using the following command:
quartus_cpf -c <pof_file_base_name>.pof <hex_file_base_name>.hexout
- Convert .hexout file created above to .rbf using the nios2-elf-objcopy command on Nios II Command Shell:
nios2-elf-objcopy –I ihex –O binary <input file>.hexout <output file>.rbf
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