Remote System Upgrades
Remote system upgrades help deliver feature enhancements and bug fixes without costly recalls, and reduces time-to-market, extends product life, and helps avoid system downtime. Cyclone® 10 GX devices feature dedicated remote system upgrade circuitry. Soft logic (either the Nios® embedded processor or user logic) implemented in a Cyclone® 10 GX device can download a new configuration image from a remote location, store it in the configuration memory, and direct the dedicated remote system upgrade circuitry to initiate a reconfiguration cycle.
Cyclone® 10 GX devices support remote system upgrades only in the single-device AS configuration scheme with EPCQL devices. You can implement remote system upgrades in conjunction with design security and real-time decompression of configuration data. To implement the remote system upgrade interface, use the altera_remote_update megafunction.
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