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Programming sof using different firmware

Chris039
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Hi, 

 

The Quartus programmer requires the firmware to program the sof. Does Quartus utilize firmware content during the compilation?

 

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FvM
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Not quite clear which firmware you mean. Generally Quartus programmer doesn't use firmware, except for USB Blaster II. Its driver (not Quartus programmer) loads a firmware for USB Blaster microcontroller.
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Chris039
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The firmware is the device firmware used during the sof programming.  It is located in C:\intelFPGA_pro\23.1\devices\programmer\firmware.

Does Quartus use the information in the firmware during the compilation?

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FvM
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Hi,
as far as I'm aware of, "firmware" folder isn't used by Quartus programmer and neither in compilation. It's a toolkit for debugging purposes. In previous Quartus versions, it's located at quartus/common/devinfo/programmer/firmware. 

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Chris039
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What is the function of these zip files in the firmware folder ? Do we have any use case where the zip is being used?

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NurAiman_M_Intel
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Hi,



The Quartus programmer requires the firmware to program the sof. Does Quartus utilize firmware content during the compilation?

What is the function of these zip files in the firmware folder ? Do we have any use case where the zip is being used?

  • May I know the reason on why you need to know this information?


Regards,

Aiman




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Chris039
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Hi Aiman,

 

I just want to understand the usage of the firmware in this folder, when and how it is being used.

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NurAiman_M_Intel
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Hi,


@FvM response is correct.


Additionally, we are unable to provide further information on this as this is confidential. Apologize for the inconveniences.


Regards,

Aiman


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NurAiman_M_Intel
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We do not receive any response from you to the previous answer that I have provided. This thread will be transitioned to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get the support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you


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