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Problem with watchdog (Dualboot with encryption)

MVrbj
Beginner
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Hi,

i'm trying to use encryption with watchdog(dualboot) on MAX 10 device but without success. Dualboot with watchdog without encryption works flawlessly. Same with dualboot with encryption without watchdog. But when i try to use them together, after programming, design in FPGA is not working at all. Problem seems to be with generated .ekp file. It's different when i enable watchdog in "Convert programming file" utility. My understanding is that .ekp is just for programming key file into FPGA so enabling watchdog shouldn't have impact on them. Am i right? But it does. I'm attaching .cof files saved by "Convert programming file" and respective .ekp files generated. I'm using Quartus 17.1. Hope someone can help me.

 

Regards,

Martin

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ShafiqY_Intel
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Hi MVrbj,

 

When you generated .pof file, did your both .sof file used the same key?

 

Both .sof file need to be encrypted with the same key.

 

Thanks.

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MVrbj
Beginner
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Hi WolfGang,

 

Thank you for your reply. Yes, they are. You can see this in attached .cof files.

 

I also noticed that not only content of generated .ekp files is different, but also sizes. Shouldn't they both have same size?

 

Martin

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ShafiqY_Intel
Employee
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Hi MVrbj,

 

May I know your issue status? Any improvement/workaround?

Thanks

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