Device Family: Intel® Stratix® 10

Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro

Type: Answers

Area: Component


Last Modified: May 15, 2018
Version Found: v17.1
Bug ID: FB: 513112;

Is reconfiguration with different Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Programmer and Convert Programming File (CPF) tool versions supported with Intel Stratix® 10 devices?

Description

Users should use the same Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro software version when using the Programmer for JTAG configuration and the Convert Programming File tool for any programming file generation such as JIC/RBF/POF/RPD files. Otherwise the configuration process will fail when different version of the Programmer and Convert Programming File tools are being used. For example:

1. If you first configure the Intel® Stratix® 10 device with a SOF file using the Programmer version 17.1, and then reconfigure the same SOF file using a different Programmer version such as version 17.1.1, the configuration will fail. 

2. Or, in Active Serial/Avalon-ST mode if you configure the Intel Stratix® 10 device with RPD/RBF file generated from the Convert Programming File version 17.1, the subsequent reconfiguration with:

a. the RPD/RBF file generated from Convert Programming File version 17.1.1 will fail.

b. the SOF configuration via JTAG with the Programmer version 17.1.1 will fail.

This issue impacts all Intel Stratix 10 devices. 

Workaround/Fix

1. If the configuration failure occurs, you need to power cycle the Intel Stratix 10 device for subsequent configuration.

2. If you are upgrading version 17.1.x JIC file to version 18.0 JIC file, use the Programmer version 17.1.x to program version 18.0 JIC file into QSPI, and power-cycle the device.

This issue will be fixed in the future version of the Intel Quartus Prime Pro software.