Nios® V Embedded Processor Design Handbook

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Date 10/02/2023

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Document Table of Contents Programming Files Generation

  1. In the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, go to File > Convert Programming Files.
  2. For Programming file type, select JTAG Indirect Configuration File (.jic)
  3. For Mode select Active Serial x4.
    Figure 44. Convert Programming File Window
  4. Click to enter the Configuration Device tab and select the available options. The Configuration Device allows for choosing a specific supported device or alternatively an unsupported device.
    Figure 45. Configuration Device Window
  5. If you are using a supported device, make your selection, and click OK. Else, proceed with the following steps:
    1. Select <<new device>>.
    2. Enter the information about Device name, Device ID, Device I/O voltage, Device density, Total device die, Dummy clock (Single I/O or Quad I/O mode) and Programming flow template.
    3. Click Apply.
      Note: The Programming flow template helps you to define a template for flash operation in Initialization, Program, Erase, Verify/Blank-Check/Examine and Termination. If the device is not available for selection, refer to Modifying Programming Flows in Generic Flash Programmer User Guide to modify the programming flow. Please contact the related vendor for details about memory parameters, such as dummy clock cycles.
  6. Under the Input files to convert tab,
    1. Select the Flash Loader and click Add Device.
    2. Add the .sof file to the SOF Data by selecting SOF Data and click Add File.
    3. Click Add Hex Data to add Nios® V application (.hex) file. Select the Absolute addressing and Big-endian button. Browse to the .hex file location. Click OK.
  7. Click Generate to generate the JIC file.
    Figure 46. Input files to convert tab