Hi, please can someone help me before I go nuts!! I have a project that when I compile in Quartus Prime Lite (version 17) it always produces a hexout file. I use this file so my host CPU can download it, store it in flash and program the FPGA (a Cyclone V) at power-up.
I am currently starting a new project and I simply cannot find the option to set it to do this automatic hexout generation!! I've got the menu option File->Convert Programming Files... and this works if I do it manually but it's tedious and I know it can be done automatically 'cos my old project does it.
I found out that the hexout file can be generated through the Assignments -->Compilation Process Settings --> Device/Board -->Device and Pin Options --> Programming Files, tick to the box "Hexadecimal (Intel-Format) Output File (.hexout)".
The start address must be entered as a hexadecimal value.
Then compile the design file. A hexout file will e generate and can be seen in the output file folder.
If the problem still persist, please tell me as well.
thank you so much for your help :-)
I really was going a bit crazy trying to find that particular option, it is pretty well buried away!!
I have added the option and my project now generates the Hexout file, ready to load into my host CPU's memory