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Quartus II version 13 doesn´t generate pof or jam files... What to do?

Hi! 

 

I need to program (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) some epm3032 (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) cplds (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#). 

The bdf file was generated (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) by quartus (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) version (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) 13, free download. According the warning (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) after compilation (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#), this version (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) doesn´t (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) generate (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) programming files (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) like *.pof and *.jam. I've tried also quartus (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) 13 web version (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#), unsuccessfully (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#). 

The question (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) is: 

What can i do to generate (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#) programming files (https://www.alteraforum.com/forum/#)?  

I have an unusual demand to supply a very specific board that uses EPM3032 and i will not program more than 20 pieces of it - it doesn't justify to buy the Quartus tool. 

Is there a lite and free version that could be downloaded ? 

 

Best Regards 

 

Joel
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi Joel, 

one can use the following web link for legacy SW for older PLD families: https://www.altera.com/support/support-resources/download/legacy/maxplus2/mp2-index.html 

I should support the MAX 3000A family. I am not sure if there is a BDF file compatibility across different design systems such as MAX+PLUS II and Quartus. 

 

Best regards, 

Martin
Altera_Forum
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Even though it doesn't generate .pof or .jam, it should generate .sof. You can then convert the .sof to the correct file format using the convert programming files option (which I think is in the Quartus File menu).

Altera_Forum
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Hi sstrell, 

SOF file format or SRAM object file is connected with configuring of SRAM-based FPGA Altera devices only. But the mentioned EPM3032A belongs to MAX3000A CPLD family and therefore POF or JAM or JBC files are appropriate. I assume for the mentioned device it isn't possible to generate a SOF file. 

 

Regards, 

Martin
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Sorry...didn't notice which device you were using.

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