Nios® V Embedded Processor Design Handbook

ID 726952
Date 5/13/2024
Document Table of Contents Generating an Application Update Image

  1. On the File menu, click Programming File Generator.
  2. Select Active Serial x4 from the Configuration mode drop-down list. The current Quartus® Prime software only supports remote system update feature in Active Serial x4.
  3. On the Output Files tab, assign the output directory and file name.
  4. Select the output file type as Raw Programming File (.rpd).
  5. By default, the .rpd file type is little-endian. Set the Bit swap to On.
    Note: If you are using a third-party programmer that does not support the little-endian format, set the Bit swap to On to generate the .rpd file in big endian format.
  6. On the Input Files tab, click Add Bitstream. Then, select application update image .sof file (application-1.sof) file and click Open.
    Figure 125. Programming File Generator (Input Files)
  7. Click Generate to generate the remote system update programming files. You can now add or update the application image into the initial RSU image.

Command to generate application image

quartus_pfg -c application-1.sof app_image.rpd -o mode=ASX4 -o bitswap=ON