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potpourri of configuration files for FPGAs

Altera_Forum
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why we have such a wide range of configuration files and why they all have such a huge difference in sizes when they essentially contain the same information? sof file appears to be the bulkiest.

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Altera_Forum
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Different file types used for different things. Some have more compressed bitstreams, some don't. See this online training and its follow-on: 

 

https://www.altera.com/support/training/course/ocnfgsch.html
Altera_Forum
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Thanks sstrell, I found your suggested resources helpful and were able to provide a broad overview. :)

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