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Customizable Flash Programmer for Cyclone V  

CategoryDesign Example
NameCustomizable Flash Programmer for Cyclone V
DescriptionThe Quartus Programmer tool (18.0) or earlier version do not support third party flash programming, except Micron MT25Q flash. The Customizable Flash Programmer is a tool to enable users to program third party flash devices, such as the flash from Winbond, Macronix and Cypress with either a FPGA Configuration bitstream, or Raw Programming Data (.rpd).

The Customizable Flash Programmer tool is a System Console tool, it uses the soft design (Programmer Image) to program the flash, this design example is the Programmer Image for Cyclone V, it come along with the example System Console scripts.
Operating SystemNone
IP Core
IP CoreHeading
FamilyCyclone V
Customizable Flash Programmer User GuideThis is the official Customizable Flash Programmer User Guide to guide you how to implement the programmer, as well as how to customize the programmer to support your selected third party flash.
Development KitCyclone V E FPGA Development Kit
Installation Package

Note: After downloading the design example, you must prepare the design template. The file you downloaded is of the form of a <project>.par file which contains a compressed version of your design files (similar to a .qar file) and metadata describing the project. The combination of this information is what constitutes a <project>.par file. In releases 16.0 or newer, you can simply double click on the <project>.par file and Quartus will launch that project.

The second means to bring up the project template is through the New Project Wizard (File -> New Project Wizard). After entering the project name and folder on the first panel, the second panel will ask you to specify an empty project or project template. Select project template. You will see a list of Design Templates projects that you have loaded prior as well as various "Baseline Pinout Designs" that contain the pinout and settings for a variety of development kits. If you don't see your design template in the list, click on the link that states install the Design Templates circled below:

Browse to the <project>.par file you downloaded, click next, followed by Finish, and your design template will be installed and displayed in the Project Navigator pane in Quartus.

Note: When a design is stored in the Design Store as a design template, it has been previously regression tested against the stated version of Quartus software. The regression ensures the design template passes analysis/synthesis/fitting/assembly steps in the Quartus design flow.

At the command-line, type the following command:

quartus_sh --platform_install –package <project directory>/customizable_programmer_cyclone_v.par

Once the process completes, then type:

quartus_sh --platform –name customizable_programmer_cyclone_v

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Last updated on Dec. 3, 2018, 9:51 p.m.