Due to a problem in the Quartus® II software version 10.0 SP1, the Convert Programming File utility identifies the supported configuration mode based only on the device family instead of on the device part number. This problem affects these Cyclone® IV devices which don't support Fast Passive Parallel (FPP) configuration: EP4CGX15, EP4CGX22 and EP4CGX30 (except for the F484 package).
Article ID: 000085895 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 09/11/2012
Why am I able to generate Fast Passive Parallel (FPP) configuration mode POF file for Cyclone IV GX devices that do not support FPP configuration mode using the Quartus II 10.0SP1 Convert Programming File utility?
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Resolution This has been fixed in the Quartus II software version 10.1.