Nios V® Embedded Processor Design Handbook

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Date 2/14/2023

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Document Table of Contents QSPI Flash Programming

Intel FPGA Device QSPI Flash Programming

  1. Ensure that the Intel FPGA device’s Active Serial (AS) pin is routed to the QSPI flash. This routing allows the flash loader to load into the QSPI flash and configure the board correctly.
  2. Ensure the MSEL pin setting on the board is configured for AS programming.
  3. Open the Intel Quartus Prime Programmer and make sure JTAG was detected under the Hardware Setup.
  4. Select Auto Detect and choose the FPGA device according to your board.
  5. Right-click the selected Intel FPGA device and select Edit > Change File. Next, select the generated JIC file.
  6. Select the Program/ Configure check boxes for the FPGA and QSPI devices.
  7. Click Start to start programming.
Note: Power cycle the device to begin Active Serial configuration scheme, and reset the Nios® V processor system upon entering user mode.