When I use the convert programming files menu to create remote update files (.rpd) and use AES-128 encryption while generating, do the .rpd files also use the .ekp file when they are downloaded/booted?
The rpd file will not include the ekp file. The reason is that the rpd file will only contain Max 10 configuration bitstream and ekp is only performed 1 time during the jic configuration.
Ok thank you.
Somewhat related, in ug_m10_config.pdf, it says the key file can be erase via a full chip erase. How do I do this? Doing a normal erase operation just erases the flash, and when I put the .ekp file into the programmer, the erase option is unavailable.
Right, I put the .pof in the programmer and then click erase. The flash is erased but the only way a new .pof can be loaded is if it contains the .ekp file. If I try to reprogram a .pof without the .ekp file, it will program but it will not boot, which tells me the key is still active.