Article ID: 000083841 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 04/05/2016

Why does the Generate compressed bitstreams option not work when targetting Arria 10 devices?

Environment

  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition
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    Description Due to a known issue in Quartus® Prime software version 15.1, an uncompressed rbf is always generated during compilation for Arria® 10 devices irrespective of the Generate compressed bitstreams option setting.
    Resolution

    Use the Covert Programming File utility with the compression option to generate a compressed rbf.

    1. Select Convert Programming File under File menu
    2. Choose Raw Binary File (.rbf) Programming from drop-down list of File type
    3. In the File name field, browse to the target directory and specify an output file name
    4. Click Add File, then select the .sof file that you want to convert to a .rbf file
    5. Highlight .sof shown in Input files to convert area, then click Properties
    6. Enable Compression on SOF File Properties, then click OK
    7. Click Generate

     This issue is scheduled to be fixed in a future version of the Quartus® Prime software.

     

    Related Products

    This article applies to 3 products

    Intel® Arria® 10 GT FPGA
    Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA
    Intel® Arria® 10 SX SoC FPGA

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