4.4.2. Downloading new the FPGA configurations into flash

The flash memory on the IM-LT3 configures the FPGA on power-up. Use the progcards utility is used to program the flash. progcards first loads a flash programmer design into the FPGA and PLD. It then writes the bit file to the flash memory. You can use the progcards utility to verify the flash image against a bit file.

The steps in writing a bit file to flash are similar to those described in Reconfiguring the FPGA directly. The only difference is the contents of the .brd file (examples are provided on the CD).

To load the new image from flash into the FPGA:

  1. Remove the CONFIG link.

  2. Power-cycle the system or press the reconfigure button.

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