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Where did the Memory Editor settings go? (Quartus 17.1)

BGrat
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When doing a MIF update, I get the following warning:

Warning (113007): Byte addressed memory initialization file "armboot.hex" was read in the word-addressed format

Not surprisingly, when reading the memory, it is in fact offset by 4.

Now, I can't find where to turn on the option to read the .hex file using byte-addressing.

To make things worse, Intel's solution, found here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/quartushelp/17.1/index.htm#msgs/msgs/wmio_mio_byte_hex_word_read.htm

does NOT work since there is not any "Memory Editor" in the "Options" menu.

When I do find the "In System Memory Content" Editor in "Tools" there is no option for changing the addressing.

How can I get Quartus to properly read the .hex file using byte addressing?

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BGrat
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Update: I was able to find the elusive "Memory Editor" window when I first opened a .mif file and had it active. Having a .hex file open did not work.

Is there a reason for this, or is it just poor user-interface?

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AnandRaj_S_Intel
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Hi @BGrat​ ,

 

Memory Editor option is visible once you open a .hex file in quartus and go to Tools > Options > Memory Editor.

 

Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance.

 

memory editor.JPG

 

Regards

Anand

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BGrat
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Now I'm getting this warning, even though I have no idea where this .hex file is used and it does not show up in the Analysis & Synthesis RAM report...

Warning (113006): Word addressed memory initialization file "pm_uc_ww49p5_main.hex" was read in the byte-addressed format

 

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RRomano001
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HI, not sure this address your problem.

Tools memory content editor is not referred to files but to device thru JTAG.

 

To edit an Hex file you can use file -open select HEX-MIF then select file and edit.

Screenshot from 2019-05-09 22:12:10.png

 

Before to open edit as shown a panel require you about word size slecting number of bit:

Screenshot from 2019-05-09 22:20:37.png

 

after that cell editor pane appear on quartus editor space:

Screenshot from 2019-05-09 22:12:40.png

 

Not sure due offset byte /word can be 2 not 4 so you are reading 32 bit mode?

Screenshot from 2019-05-09 22:23:28.png

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