The module is shipped with the Firmware suitable for all Reference designs.
This guide is for restoring the firmware to factory condition, in case it has been altered.
For restoring the firmware of the module, one needs:
- Intel - Quartus prime Lite Edition - Version 18.1
- Arrow-USB-Blaster-Setup-2.2.exe (Install drivers if not done)
- the firmware, a *.pof file as part of the compressed demo folder
Quartus prime and Arrow-USB-Blaster need to be installed prior to updating the firmware.
In addition, the compressed folder needs to be extracted.
In the windows start menu search for Intel FPGA 18.1. ... Lite Edition and open programmer.
In its window press "Hardware Setup..." which leads to an other new window.
In it press right next to "Currently selected hardware" and select "Arrow-USB-Blaster [USBX]",
whereby the "X" in [USBX] is a placeholder.
Then, press "Close" and return to the previous window.
Now the hardware is selected and through pressing "Add File" the downloaded *.pof firmware file can be selected.
The window layout changes slightly.
Mark the "Program/Configure" box for the selected file. The programming of the FPGA is executed, when you press the button "Start".
When the programming finishes, the Quartus Prime Programmer can be closed.