18.104.22.168. Updating the SDM Firmware
Depending on the configuration scheme you specify the resulting file can be in any of the following formats:
- Raw Binary File, .rbf
- Programmer Object File, .pof
- JTAG Indirect Configuration, .jic
- Raw Programming Data, .rpd
- Jam*Standard Test and Programming Language (STAPL) STAPL, .jam
- Jam* Byte Code, .jbc
For more information about the output file types, refer to the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Programmer.
Newer versions of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software typically include new or updated SDM features implemented in firmware. When regenerating your configuration bitstream, Intel recommends using the latest version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software which includes the latest firmware. You do not need to recompile your .sof to use the firmware from a newer version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software. You can simply regenerate your configuration bitstream with the new version of the Programming File Generator.
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