Intel® Stratix® 10 Configuration User Guide

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Date 5/30/2022
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3.1.7.5.1. Converting .sof to .pof File

You can use the Programming File Generator to convert the .sof file to a .pof. The Programming File Generator options change dynamically according to your device and configuration mode selection.

View the video guide and complete the following steps to convert .sof file to a .pof:

  1. Click File > Programming File Generator.
  2. For Device family select Intel® Stratix® 10.
  3. For Configuration mode select Avalon® -ST configuration scheme that you plan to use.
  4. For Output directory, click Browse to select your output file directory.
  5. For Name specify a name for your output file.
  6. On the Output Files tab, enable the checkbox for generation of the file or files you want to generate.
  7. Specify the Output directory and Name for the file or files you generate.
    Figure 32. Programming File Generator Output Files Tab
  8. To specify a .sof that contains the configuration bitstream, on the Input Files tab, click Add Bitstream.
    Figure 33. Input Files Tab
  9. To include raw data, click Add Raw Data and specify a Hexadecimal ( Intel® -Format) Output File (.hex) or binary (.bin) file. This step is optional.
  10. On the Configuration Device tab, click Add device. The Add Device dialog box appears. Select your flash device from the drop-down list of available parallel flash devices.
  11. Click OPTIONS and then Edit. In the Edit Partition dialog box specify the Start address of the Options in flash memory. This address must match the address you specify for What is the byte address of the option bits, in hex? when specifying the PFL II IP parameters. Ensure that the option bits sector does not overlap with the configuration data pages and that the start address is on an 8 KB boundary.
    Figure 34. Edit Partition: OPTIONS for Flash Device
  12. With the flash device selected, click Add Partition to specify a partition in flash memory.
    Figure 35. Add Flash Device and Partition
    1. For Name select a Partition name.
    2. For Input File specify the .sof.
    3. From the Page dropdown list, select the page to write this .sof.
    4. For Address mode select the addressing mode to use.
      The following modes are available:
      • Auto— For the tool to automatically allocates a block in the flash device to store the data.
      • Block—To specify the start and end address of the flash partition.
      • Start—To specify the start address of the partition. The tool assigns the end address of the partition based on the input data size.
    5. For Block and Start options, specify the address information.

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