Matt Geerts

Programming Altera Cyclone2 FPGA via Coldfire flash

Discussion created by Matt Geerts on Aug 5, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2009 by Matt Geerts

I would like to store the binary file for a Cyclone2 FPGA within the program flash for a Coldfire and use the Coldfire to burn the FPGA on start-up. How is this done?

 

So far I have been led to believe that the "microblaster" code is the way to do it, but it looks to me after some reading that it is just a way to connect to the FPGA from a PC via the Coldfire. I don't want this. I want the Coldfire to have the FPGA program in it and burn it on start-up.

 

Is there perhaps a modification of the microblaster intended for this purpose? Am I perhaps mis-interpreting the microblaster's purpose?

 

Help!

-Matt

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