Device Family: MAX® II, MAX® V
Type: Answers
Area: Component

Last Modified: November 28, 2014

How do I program MAX II or MAX V devices with the real-time ISP feature using the quartus_jli command?


You can use a JAM STAPL Format File (.jam) file or Jam Byte Code (.jbc) file with the quartus_jli command to program a MAX® II or MAX V device with real-time ISP feature.

To create a Jam or JBC file

  1. Choose Programmer under Tools menu in Quaruts® II or start stand-alone Programmer
  2. Display the JTAG chain of your devices by clicking Auto Detect, opening Chain Description File (.cdf) file or adding devices manually
  3. Add your target Programmer Object File (.pof) to the MAX II or MAX V device to program
  4. Choose Create JAM, JBC, SVF or ISC file under File menu
  5. Type a file name and a file path to store in File name box
  6. Choose JEDEC STAPL Format (.jam) or Jam STAPL Byte Code 2.0 (.jbc) from the File format list
  7. Click OK

To program the MAX II or MAX V device using the Jam or JBC file with real-time ISP feature using quartus_jli, use the following commands respectively:

For Jam file
  quartus_jli -aPROGRAM --enable=DO_REAL_TIME_ISP <file name>.jam

For JBC file
  quartus_jli -aPROGRAM --enable=DO_REAL_TIME_ISP <file name>.jbc

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