Whenever I try to program the target device using a .pof file the Quartus programmer programs it in never ending loop unless stopped. I have tried using two different devices (i.e. 10M16SAE144I7G and 10M50DAF484C7G) with separate download cables but the response is same. The .sof file programs fine. Sometimes when programmed using .pof file it does not gets programmed at all. Does anyone have idea how to resolve this. I am using Quartus Prime Lite v18.0. Thanks
UPDATE: Disabling the real-time ISP function (by unchecking Enable real-time isp to allow background programming when available) resolved the issue but I would like to understand the reason for this behavior.
Re. to WolfGang