4. Serial Configuration Devices (EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, and EPCS128) Data Sheet Introduction

4. Serial Configuration Devices (EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, and EPCS128) Data Sheet Introduction
4. Serial Configuration Devices
(EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64,
and EPCS128) Data Sheet
C51014-3.0
Introduction
The serial configuration devices provide the following features:
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1-, 4-, 16-, 64-, and 128-Mbit flash memory devices that serially
configure Stratix® III, Stratix II GX, and Stratix II FPGAs, Arria™ GX
FPGAs, and the Cyclone® series FPGAs using the active serial (AS)
configuration scheme
Easy-to-use four-pin interface
Low cost, low-pin count, and non-volatile memory
Low current during configuration and near-zero standby mode
current
3.3-V operation
Available in 8-pin and 16-pin small outline integrated circuit (SOIC)
package
Enables the Nios® processor to access unused flash memory through
AS memory interface
Re-programmable memory with more than 100,000 erase/program
cycles
Write protection support for memory sectors using status register
bits
In-system programming support with SRunner software driver
In-system programming support with USB Blaster™,
EthernetBlaster™, or ByteBlaster™ II download cables
Additional programming support with the Altera® Programming
Unit (APU) and programming hardware from BP Microsystems,
System General, and other vendors
Software design support with the Altera Quartus® II development
system for Windows-based PCs as well as Sun SPARC station and
HP 9000 Series 700/800
Delivered with the memory array erased (all the bits set to 1)
The term “serial configuration devices” used in this document
refers to Altera EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, and EPCS128
devices.
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Functional Description
Functional
Description
With SRAM-based devices that support active serial configuration,
configuration data must be reloaded each time the device powers up, the
system reconfigures, or when new configuration data is required. Serial
configuration devices are flash memory devices with a serial interface
that can store configuration data for FPGA devices that support active
serial configuration and reload the data to the device upon power-up or
reconfiguration. Table 4–1 lists the serial configuration devices.
Table 4–1. Serial Configuration Devices (3.3-V Operation)
Device
Memory Size (Bits)
EPCS1
1,048,576
EPCS4
4,194,304
EPCS16
16,777,216
EPCS64
67,108,864
EPCS128
134,217,728
For an 8-pin SOIC package, you can migrate vertically from the EPCS1 to
the EPCS4 or EPCS16 devices since the EPCS devices are offered in the
same device package. Similarly, for a 16-pin SOIC package, you can
migrate vertically from the EPCS16 to the EPCS64 or EPCS128 devices.
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The EPCS16 device is available in 8-pin and 16-pin SOIC
packages.
Table 4–2 lists the serial configuration device used with each Stratix III
FPGA and the configuration file size. Stratix III devices can be used with
EPCS16, EPCS64, or EPCS128 devices.
Table 4–2. Serial Configuration Device Support for Stratix III Devices (Part 1 of 2)
Serial Configuration Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1), (3)
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
EP3SL50
22,000,000
—
—
v(2)
v
v
Stratix III Device
EP3SL70
22,000,000
—
—
v(2)
v
v
EP3SL110
47,000,000
—
—
—
v
v
EP3SL150
47,000,000
—
—
—
v
v
EP3SL200
66,000,000
—
—
—
v
v
EP3SE260
93,000,000
—
—
—
v(2)
v
EP3SL340
120,000,000
—
—
—
—
v
EP3SE50
26,000,000
—
—
—
v
v
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Table 4–2. Serial Configuration Device Support for Stratix III Devices (Part 2 of 2)
Serial Configuration Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1), (3)
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
EP3SE80
48,000,000
—
—
—
v
v
EP3SE110
48,000,000
—
—
—
v
v
Stratix III Device
Notes to Table 4–2:
(1)
(2)
(3)
These are uncompressed file sizes.
This is with the Stratix III compression feature enabled.
These values are preliminary.
Table 4–3 lists the serial configuration device used with each Stratix II GX
FPGA and the configuration file size. Stratix II GX devices can be used
with EPCS16, EPCS64, or EPCS128 devices.
Table 4–3. Serial Configuration Device Support for Stratix II GX Devices
Stratix II GX Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1)
EP2SGX30C
EP2SGX30D
9,640,672
EP2SGX60C
EP2SGX60D
EP2SGX60E
16,951,824
EP2SGX90E
EP2SGX90F
25,699,104
EP2SGX130G
37,325,760
Serial Configuration Device
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
—
—
v
v
v
—
—
v (2)
v
v
—
—
—
v
v
—
—
—
v
v
Notes to Table 4–3:
(1)
(2)
These are uncompressed file sizes.
This is with the Stratix II GX compression feature enabled.
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Functional Description
Table 4–4 lists the serial configuration device used with each Stratix II
FPGA and the configuration file size. Stratix II devices can be used with
EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, or EPCS128 devices.
Table 4–4. Serial Configuration Device Support for Stratix II Devices
Serial Configuration Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1)
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
EP2S15
4,721,544
v (2)
v
v
v
EP2S30
9,640,672
—
v
v
v
EP2S60
16,951,824
—
v (2)
v
v
EP2S90
25,699,104
—
v (2)
v
v
EP2S130
37,325,760
—
—
v
v
EP2S180
49,814,760
—
—
v
v
Stratix II Device
Notes to Table 4–4:
(1)
(2)
These are uncompressed file sizes.
This is with the Stratix II compression feature enabled.
Table 4–5 lists the serial configuration device used with each Arria GX
FPGA and the configuration file size. Arria GX devices can be used with
EPCS16, EPCS64, or EPCS128 devices.
Table 4–5. Serial Configuration Device Support for Arria GX Devices
Arria GX Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1), (3)
EP1AGX20C
EP1AGX20D
7,203,621
EP1AGX35C
EP1AGX35D
10,859,197
EP1AGX50C
EP1AGX50D
14,514,773
EP1AGX60C
EP1AGX60D
EP1AGX60E
16,951,824
EP1AGX90E
25,699,104
Serial Configuration Device
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
—
—
v
v
v
—
—
v
v
v
—
—
v
v
v
—
—
v (2)
v
v
—
—
—
v
v
Notes to Table 4–5:
(1)
(2)
(3)
These are uncompressed file sizes.
This is with the Arria GX compression feature enabled.
These values are preliminary.
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Table 4–6 lists the serial configuration device used with each Cyclone III
FPGA and the configuration file size. Cyclone III devices can be used
with EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, or EPCS128 configuration devices.
Table 4–6. Serial Configuration Device for Cyclone III Devices
Serial Configuration Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1) (3)
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
EP3C5
3,500,000
—
v
v
v
v
EP3C10
3,500,000
—
v
v
v
v
EP3C16
4,500,000
—
v(2)
v
v
v
EP3C25
6,500,000
—
—
v
v
v
EP3C40
10,500,000
—
—
v
v
v
EP3C55
16,000,000
—
—
v(2)
v
v
EP3C80
21,000,000
—
—
v(2)
v
v
EP3C120
30,500,000
—
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v
v
Cyclone III Device
Notes to Table 4–6:
(1)
(2)
(3)
These are uncompressed file sizes.
This is with the Cyclone III compression feature enabled.
These values are preliminary.
Table 4–7 lists the serial configuration device used with each Cyclone II
FPGA and the configuration file size. Cyclone II devices can be used with
EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, or EPCS128 configuration devices.
Table 4–7. Serial Configuration Device for Cyclone II Devices (Part 1 of 2)
Serial Configuration Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1)
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
EP2C5
1,265,792
v (2)
v
v
v
v
EP2C8
1,983,536
—
v
v
v
v
EP2C20
3,892,496
—
v
v
v
v
EP2C35
6,848,608
—
—
v
v
v
EP2C50
9,951,104
—
—
v
v
v
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Table 4–7. Serial Configuration Device for Cyclone II Devices (Part 2 of 2)
Cyclone II Device
EP2C70
Serial Configuration Device
Raw Binary File Size
(Bits) (1)
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
14,319,216
—
—
v
v
v
Notes to Table 4–7:
(1)
(2)
These are uncompressed file sizes.
This is with the Cyclone II compression feature enabled.
Table 4–8 lists the serial configuration device used with each Cyclone
FPGA and the configuration file size. Cyclone devices can be used with
EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, or EPCS128 configuration devices.
Table 4–8. Serial Configuration Device Support for Cyclone Devices
Serial Configuration Device
Cyclone Device
Raw Binary File
Size (Bits) (1)
EPCS1
EPCS4
EPCS16
EPCS64
EPCS128
EP1C3
627,376
v
v
v
v
v
EP1C4
924,512
v
v
v
v
v
EP1C6
1,167,216
v (2)
v
v
v
v
EP1C12
2,323,240
—
v
v
v
v
EP1C20
3,559,608
—
v
v
v
v
Notes to Table 4–8:
(1)
(2)
These are uncompressed file sizes.
This is with the Cyclone compression feature enabled.
With the new data-decompression feature in the Stratix III, Stratix II GX,
and Stratix II FPGAs, Arria GX FPGAs, and Cyclone FPGA families, you
can use smaller serial configuration devices to configure larger FPGAs.
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Serial configuration devices cannot be cascaded.
For more information about the FPGA decompression feature, refer to
the configuration chapter in the appropriate device handbook.
The serial configuration devices are designed to configure Stratix III,
Stratix II GX, and Stratix II FPGAs and the Cyclone series FPGAs and
cannot configure other existing Altera FPGA device families.
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Figure 4–1 shows the serial configuration device block diagram.
Figure 4–1. Serial Configuration Device Block Diagram
Serial Configuration Device
nCS
Control
Logic
DCLK
DATA
I/O Shift
Register
Address Counter
Data Buffer
Decode Logic
Memory
Array
ASDI
Status Register
Accessing Memory in Serial Configuration Devices
You can access the unused memory locations of the serial configuration
device to store or retrieve data through the Nios processor and SOPC
Builder. SOPC Builder is an Altera tool for creating bus-based (especially
microprocessor-based) systems in Altera devices. SOPC Builder
assembles library components such as processors and memories into
custom microprocessor systems.
SOPC Builder includes the EPCS device controller core, which is an
interface core specifically designed to work with the serial configuration
device. With this core, you can create a system with a Nios embedded
processor that allows software access to any memory location within the
serial configuration device.
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For more information about accessing memory within the serial
configuration device, refer to the Active Serial Memory Interface Data Sheet.
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Active Serial FPGA Configuration
Active Serial
FPGA
Configuration
The following Altera FPGAs support Active Serial (AS) configuration
scheme with serial configuration devices:
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Stratix II GX
Stratix II
Arria GX
Cyclone series FPGAs
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This section is only relevant for FPGAs that support the AS
configuration scheme.
There are four signals on the serial configuration device that interface
directly with the FPGA’s control signals. The serial configuration device
signals DATA, DCLK, ASDI, and nCS interface with DATA0, DCLK, ASDO,
and nCSO control signals on the FPGA, respectively. Figure 4–2 shows a
serial configuration device programmed via a download cable, which
configures an FPGA in AS mode. Figure 4–3 shows a serial configuration
device programmed using the APU or a third-party programmer
configuring an FPGA in AS configuration mode.
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Figure 4–2. Cyclone FPGA Configuration in AS Mode (Serial Configuration Device Programmed Using
Download Cable) Note (4)
VCC (1)
10 k9
VCC (1) VCC (1)
10 k9
10 k9
Cyclone FPGA
CONF_DONE
nSTATUS
Serial
Configuration
Device (2)
N.C.
nCEO
nCONFIG
nCE
MSEL[1..0]
00
(3)
10 k9
DATA
DATA0
DCLK
DCLK
nCS
nCSO
ASDI
ASDO
Pin 1
VCC (1)
Notes to Figure 4–2:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
VCC = 3.3 V.
Serial configuration devices cannot be cascaded.
Connect the FPGA MSEL[] input pins to select the AS configuration mode. For details, refer to the appropriate
FPGA family chapter in the Configuration Handbook.
For more information about configuration pin I/O requirements in an AS scheme for a Cyclone III FPGA, refer to
the Configuring Cyclone III Devices chapter in volume 1 of the Cyclone III Device Handbook.
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Figure 4–3. Cyclone FPGA Configuration in AS Mode (Serial Configuration Device Programmed by APU or
Third-Party Programmer)
VCC (1)
10 k9
VCC (1) VCC (1)
10 k9
10 k9
Cyclone FPGA
CONF_DONE
nSTATUS
Serial
Configuration
Device (2)
nCEO
N.C.
nCONFIG
nCE
DATA
DATA0
DCLK
DCLK
nCS
nCSO
ASDI
ASDO
MSEL[1..0]
00
(3)
Notes to Figure 4–3:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
VCC = 3.3 V.
Serial configuration devices cannot be cascaded.
Connect the FPGA MSEL[] input pins to select the AS configuration mode. For details, refer to the appropriate
FPGA family chapter in the Configuration Handbook.
For more information about configuration pin I/O requirements in an AS scheme for a Cyclone III FPGA, refer to
the Configuring Cyclone III Devices chapter in volume 1 of the Cyclone III Device Handbook.
The FPGA acts as the configuration master in the configuration flow and
provides the clock to the serial configuration device. The FPGA enables
the serial configuration device by pulling the nCS signal low via the nCSO
signal (refer to Figures 4–2 and 4–3). Subsequently, the FPGA sends the
instructions and addresses to the serial configuration device via the ASDO
signal. The serial configuration device responds to the instructions by
sending the configuration data to the FPGA’s DATA0 pin on the falling
edge of DCLK. The data is latched into the FPGA on the DCLK signal’s
falling edge.
The FPGA controls the nSTATUS and CONF_DONE pins during
configuration in AS mode. If the CONF_DONE signal does not go high at
the end of configuration or if the signal goes high too early, the FPGA will
pulse its nSTATUS pin low to start reconfiguration. Upon successful
configuration, the FPGA releases the CONF_DONE pin, allowing the
external 10-kΩ resistor to pull this signal high. Initialization begins after
the CONF_DONE goes high. After initialization, the FPGA enters user
mode.
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Refer to the configuration chapter in the appropriate device handbook
for more information about configuring the FPGAs in AS mode or other
configuration modes.
Multiple devices can be configured by a single EPCS device. However,
serial configuration devices cannot be cascaded. Refer to Table 4–1 to
ensure the programming file size of the cascaded FPGAs does not exceed
the capacity of a serial configuration device. Figure 4–4 shows the AS
configuration scheme with multiple FPGAs in the chain. The first FPGA
is the configuration master and has its MSEL[] pins set to AS mode. The
following FPGAs are configuration slave devices and have their MSEL[]
pins set to PS mode.
Figure 4–4. Multiple Devices in AS Mode Note (5)
VCC (1)
10 k9
VCC (1)
VCC (1)
10 k9
10 k9
Cyclone FPGA (Master)
Serial
Configuration
Device (2)
Cyclone FPGA (Slave)
CONF_DONE
CONF_DONE
nSTATUS
nSTATUS
nCONFIG
nCONFIG
nCE
nCEO
MSEL[1..0]
nCE
00
MSEL[1..0]
(3)
DATA
DATA0
DATA0
DCLK
DCLK
DCLK
nCS
nCSO
ASDI
ASDO
N.C.
nCEO
01
(4)
Notes to Figure 4–4:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
VCC = 3.3 V.
Serial configuration devices cannot be cascaded.
Connect the FPGA MSEL[] input pins to select the AS configuration mode. For details, refer to the appropriate
FPGA family chapter in the Configuration Handbook.
Connect the FPGA MSEL[] input pins to select the PS configuration mode. For details, refer to the appropriate
FPGA family chapter in the Configuration Handbook.
For more information about configuration pin I/O requirements in an AS scheme for a Cyclone III FPGA, refer to
the Configuring Cyclone III Devices chapter in volume 1 of the Cyclone III Device Handbook.
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Serial Configuration Device Memory Access
Serial
Configuration
Device Memory
Access
This section describes the serial configuration device’s memory array
organization and operation codes. Timing specifications for the memory
are provided in the “Timing Information” section.
Memory Array Organization
Table 4–9 provides details about the memory array organization in
EPCS128, EPCS64, EPCS16, EPCS4, and EPCS1 devices.
Table 4–9. Memory Array Organization in Serial Configuration Devices
Details
EPCS128
EPCS64
EPCS16
EPCS4
EPCS1
Bytes (bits)
16,777,216 bytes
(128 Mbits)
8,388,608 bytes
(64 Mbits)
2,097,152 bytes
(16 Mbits)
524,288 bytes
(4 Mbits)
131,072 bytes
(1 Mbit)
Number of
sectors
64
128
32
8
4
262,144
(2 Mbits)
65,536 bytes
(512 Kbits)
65,536 bytes
(512 Kbits)
65,536 bytes
(512 Kbits)
32,768 bytes
(256 Kbits)
Pages per sector
1,024
256
256
256
128
Total number of
pages
65,536
32,768
8,192
2,048
512
Bytes per page
256 bytes
256 bytes
256 bytes
256 bytes
256 bytes
Bytes (bits) per
sector
Table 4–10 through Table 4–14 show the address range for each sector in
the EPCS128, EPCS64, EPCS16, EPCS4, and EPCS1 devices.
Table 4–10. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS128 Device (Part 1 of 3)
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
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H'FC0000
H'FFFFFF
62
H'F80000
H'FBFFFF
61
H'F40000
H'F7FFFF
60
H'F00000
H'F3FFFF
59
H'EC0000
H'EFFFFF
58
H'E80000
H'EBFFFF
57
H'E40000
H'E7FFFF
56
H'E00000
H'E3FFFF
55
H'DC0000
H'DFFFFF
54
H'D80000
H'DBFFFF
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Table 4–10. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS128 Device (Part 2 of 3)
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
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H'D40000
H'D7FFFF
52
H'D00000
H'D3FFFF
51
H'CC0000
H'CFFFFF
50
H'C80000
H'CBFFFF
49
H'C40000
H'C7FFFF
48
H'C00000
H'C3FFFF
47
H'BC0000
H'BFFFFF
46
H'B80000
H'BBFFFF
45
H'B40000
H'B7FFFF
44
H'B00000
H'B3FFFF
43
H'AC0000
H'AFFFFF
42
H'A80000
H'ABFFFF
41
H'A40000
H'A7FFFF
40
H'A00000
H'A3FFFF
39
H'9C0000
H'9FFFFF
38
H'980000
H'9BFFFF
37
H'940000
H'97FFFF
36
H'900000
H'93FFFF
35
H'8C0000
H'8FFFFF
34
H'880000
H'8BFFFF
33
H'840000
H'87FFFF
32
H'800000
H'83FFFF
31
H'7C0000
H'7FFFFF
30
H'780000
H'7BFFFF
29
H'740000
H'77FFFF
28
H'700000
H'73FFFF
27
H'6C0000
H'6FFFFF
26
H'680000
H'6BFFFF
25
H'640000
H'67FFFF
24
H'600000
H'63FFFF
23
H'5C0000
H'5FFFFF
22
H'580000
H'5BFFFF
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Table 4–10. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS128 Device (Part 3 of 3)
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
Start
End
21
H'540000
H'57FFFF
20
H'500000
H'53FFFF
19
H'4C0000
H'4FFFFF
18
H'480000
H'4BFFFF
17
H'440000
H'47FFFF
16
H'400000
H'43FFFF
15
H'3C0000
H'3FFFFF
14
H'380000
H'3BFFFF
13
H'340000
H'37FFFF
12
H'300000
H'33FFFF
11
H'2C0000
H'2FFFFF
10
H'280000
H'2BFFFF
9
H'240000
H'27FFFF
8
H'200000
H'23FFFF
7
H'1C0000
H'1FFFFF
6
H'180000
H'1BFFFF
5
H'140000
H'17FFFF
4
H'100000
H'13FFFF
3
H'0C0000
H'0FFFFF
2
H'080000
H'0BFFFF
1
H'040000
H'07FFFF
0
H'000000
H'03FFFF
Table 4–11. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS64 Device (Part 1 of 5)
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
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H'7F0000
H'7FFFFF
126
H'7E0000
H'7EFFFF
125
H'7D0000
H'7DFFFF
124
H'7C0000
H'7CFFFF
123
H'7B0000
H'7BFFFF
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Table 4–11. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS64 Device (Part 2 of 5)
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
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H'7A0000
H'7AFFFF
121
H'790000
H'79FFFF
120
H'780000
H'78FFFF
119
H'770000
H'77FFFF
118
H'760000
H'76FFFF
117
H'750000
H'75FFFF
116
H'740000
H'74FFFF
115
H'730000
H'73FFFF
114
H'720000
H'72FFFF
113
H'710000
H'71FFFF
112
H'700000
H'70FFFF
111
H'6F0000
H'6FFFFF
110
H'6E0000
H'6EFFFF
109
H'6D0000
H'6DFFFF
108
H'6C0000
H'6CFFFF
107
H'6B0000
H'6BFFFF
106
H'6A0000
H'6AFFFF
105
H'690000
H'69FFFF
104
H'680000
H'68FFFF
103
H'670000
H'67FFFF
102
H'660000
H'66FFFF
101
H'650000
H'65FFFF
100
H'640000
H'64FFFF
99
H'630000
H'63FFFF
98
H'620000
H'62FFFF
97
H'610000
H'61FFFF
96
H'600000
H'60FFFF
95
H'5F0000
H'5FFFFF
94
H'5E0000
H'5EFFFF
93
H'5D0000
H'5DFFFF
92
H'5C0000
H'5CFFFF
91
H'5B0000
H'5BFFFF
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Table 4–11. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS64 Device (Part 3 of 5)
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
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H'5A0000
H'5AFFFF
89
H'590000
H'59FFFF
88
H'580000
H'58FFFF
87
H'570000
H'57FFFF
86
H'560000
H'56FFFF
85
H'550000
H'55FFFF
84
H'540000
H'54FFFF
83
H'530000
H'53FFFF
82
H'520000
H'52FFFF
81
H'510000
H'51FFFF
80
H'500000
H'50FFFF
79
H'4F0000
H'4FFFFF
78
H'4E0000
H'4EFFFF
77
H'4D0000
H'4DFFFF
76
H'4C0000
H'4CFFFF
75
H'4B0000
H'4BFFFF
74
H'4A0000
H'4AFFFF
73
H'490000
H'49FFFF
72
H'480000
H'48FFFF
71
H'470000
H'47FFFF
70
H'460000
H'46FFFF
69
H'450000
H'45FFFF
68
H'440000
H'44FFFF
67
H'430000
H'43FFFF
66
H'420000
H'42FFFF
65
H'410000
H'41FFFF
64
H'400000
H'40FFFF
63
H'3F0000
H'3FFFFF
62
H'3E0000
H'3EFFFF
61
H'3D0000
H'3DFFFF
60
H'3C0000
H'3CFFFF
59
H'3B0000
H'3BFFFF
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Table 4–11. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS64 Device (Part 4 of 5)
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
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H'3A0000
H'3AFFFF
57
H'390000
H'39FFFF
56
H'380000
H'38FFFF
55
H'370000
H'37FFFF
54
H'360000
H'36FFFF
53
H'350000
H'35FFFF
52
H'340000
H'34FFFF
51
H'330000
H'33FFFF
50
H'320000
H'32FFFF
49
H'310000
H'31FFFF
48
H'300000
H'30FFFF
47
H'2F0000
H'2FFFFF
46
H'2E0000
H'2EFFFF
45
H'2D0000
H'2DFFFF
44
H'2C0000
H'2CFFFF
43
H'2B0000
H'2BFFFF
42
H'2A0000
H'2AFFFF
41
H'290000
H'29FFFF
40
H'280000
H'28FFFF
39
H'270000
H'27FFFF
38
H'260000
H'26FFFF
37
H'250000
H'25FFFF
36
H'240000
H'24FFFF
35
H'230000
H'23FFFF
34
H'220000
H'22FFFF
33
H'210000
H'21FFFF
32
H'200000
H'20FFFF
31
H'1F0000
H'1FFFFF
30
H'1E0000
H'1EFFFF
29
H'1D0000
H'1DFFFF
28
H'1C0000
H'1CFFFF
27
H'1B0000
H'1BFFFF
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Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
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H'1A0000
H'1AFFFF
25
H'190000
H'19FFFF
24
H'180000
H'18FFFF
23
H'170000
H'17FFFF
22
H'160000
H'16FFFF
21
H'150000
H'15FFFF
20
H'140000
H'14FFFF
19
H'130000
H'13FFFF
18
H'120000
H'12FFFF
17
H'110000
H'11FFFF
16
H'100000
H'10FFFF
15
H'0F0000
H'0FFFFF
14
H'0E0000
H'0EFFFF
13
H'0D0000
H'0DFFFF
12
H'0C0000
H'0CFFFF
11
H'0B0000
H'0BFFFF
10
H'0A0000
H'0AFFFF
9
H'090000
H'09FFFF
8
H'080000
H'08FFFF
7
H'070000
H'07FFFF
6
H'060000
H'06FFFF
5
H'050000
H'05FFFF
4
H'040000
H'04FFFF
3
H'030000
H'03FFFF
2
H'020000
H'02FFFF
1
H'010000
H'01FFFF
0
H'000000
H'00FFFF
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Table 4–12. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS16 Device
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
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H'1F0000
H'1FFFFF
30
H'1E0000
H'1EFFFF
29
H'1D0000
H'1DFFFF
28
H'1C0000
H'1CFFFF
27
H'1B0000
H'1BFFFF
26
H'1A0000
H'1AFFFF
25
H'190000
H'19FFFF
24
H'180000
H'18FFFF
23
H'170000
H'17FFFF
22
H'160000
H'16FFFF
21
H'150000
H'15FFFF
20
H'140000
H'14FFFF
19
H'130000
H'13FFFF
18
H'120000
H'12FFFF
17
H'110000
H'11FFFF
16
H'100000
H'10FFFF
15
H'0F0000
H'0FFFFF
14
H'0E0000
H'0EFFFF
13
H'0D0000
H'0DFFFF
12
H'0C0000
H'0CFFFF
11
H'0B0000
H'0BFFFF
10
H'0A0000
H'0AFFFF
9
H'090000
H'09FFFF
8
H'080000
H'08FFFF
7
H'070000
H'07FFFF
6
H'060000
H'06FFFF
5
H'050000
H'05FFFF
4
H'040000
H'04FFFF
3
H'030000
H'03FFFF
2
H'020000
H'02FFFF
1
H'010000
H'01FFFF
0
H'000000
H'00FFFF
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Table 4–13. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS4 Device
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
Start
End
7
H'70000
H'7FFFF
6
H'60000
H'6FFFF
5
H'50000
H'5FFFF
4
H'40000
H'4FFFF
3
H'30000
H'3FFFF
2
H'20000
H'2FFFF
1
H'10000
H'1FFFF
0
H'00000
H'0FFFF
Table 4–14. Address Range for Sectors in EPCS1 Device
Address Range (Byte Addresses in HEX)
Sector
Start
End
3
H'18000
H'1FFFF
2
H'10000
H'17FFF
1
H'08000
H'0FFFF
0
H'00000
H'07FFF
Operation Codes
This section describes the operations that can be used to access the
memory in serial configuration devices. The DATA, DCLK, ASDI, and nCS
signals access the memory in serial configuration devices. All serial
configuration device operation codes, addresses and data are shifted in
and out of the device serially, with the most significant bit (MSB) first.
The device samples the active serial data input on the first rising edge of
the DCLK after the active low chip select (nCS) input signal is driven low.
Shift the operation code (MSB first) serially into the serial configuration
device through the active serial data input pin. Each operation code bit is
latched into the serial configuration device on the rising edge of the DCLK.
Different operations require a different sequence of inputs. While
executing an operation, you must shift in the desired operation code,
followed by the address bytes, data bytes, both, or neither. The device
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must drive nCS high after the last bit of the operation sequence is shifted
in. Table 4–15 shows the operation sequence for every operation
supported by the serial configuration devices.
For the read byte, read status, and read silicon ID operations, the
shifted-in operation sequence is followed by data shifted out on the
DATA pin. You can drive the nCS pin high after any bit of the data-out
sequence is shifted out.
For the write byte, erase bulk, erase sector, write enable, write disable,
and write status operations, drive the nCS pin high exactly at a byte
boundary (drive the nCS pin high a multiple of eight clock pulses after the
nCS pin is driven low); otherwise, the operation is rejected and is not
executed.
All attempts to access the memory contents while a write or erase cycle is
in progress will not be granted, and the write or erase cycle will continue
unaffected.
Table 4–15. Operation Codes for Serial Configuration Devices
Operation Code (1)
Address Bytes
Dummy Bytes
Data Bytes
DCLK fMAX
(MHz)
Write enable
0000 0110
0
0
0
25
Write disable
0000 0100
0
0
0
25
Operation
Read status
0000 0101
0
0
1 to infinite (2)
25
Read bytes
0000 0011
3
0
1 to infinite (2)
20
Read silicon ID (4)
1010 1011
0
3
1 to infinite (2)
25
Write status
0000 0001
0
0
1
25
Write bytes
0000 0010
3
0
1 to 256 (3)
25
Erase bulk
1100 0111
0
0
0
25
Erase sector
1101 1000
3
0
0
25
Read Device
Identification (5)
1001 1111
0
2
1 to infinite (2)
25
Notes to Table 4–15:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
The MSB is listed first and the least significant bit (LSB) is listed last.
The status register, data or silicon ID are read out at least once on the DATA pin and will continuously be read out
until nCS is driven high.
Write bytes operation requires at least one data byte on the DATA pin. If more than 256 bytes are sent to the device,
only the last 256 bytes are written to the memory.
Read silicon ID operation is available only for EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, and EPCS64 devices.
Read Device Identification operation is available only for the EPCS128 device.
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Write Enable Operation
The write enable operation code is b'0000 0110, and the MSB is listed
first. The write enable operation sets the write enable latch bit, which is
bit 1 in the status register. Always set the write enable latch bit before
write bytes, write status, erase bulk, and erase sector operations.
Figure 4–5 shows the timing diagram for the write enable operation.
Figures 4–7 and 4–8 show the status register bit definitions.
Figure 4–5. Write Enable Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
DCLK
Operation Code
ASDI
High Impedance
DATA
Write Disable Operation
The write disable operation code is b'0000 0100, with the MSB listed
first. The write disable operation resets the write enable latch bit, which
is bit 1 in the status register. To prevent the memory from being written
unintentionally, the write enable latch bit is automatically reset when
implementing the write disable operation as well as under the following
conditions:
■
■
■
■
■
Power up
Write bytes operation completion
Write status operation completion
Erase bulk operation completion
Erase sector operation completion
Figure 4–6 shows the timing diagram for the write disable operation.
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Figure 4–6. Write Disable Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
DCLK
Operation Code
ASDI
High Impedance
DATA
Read Status Operation
The read status operation code is b'0000 0101, with the MSB listed first.
You can use the read status operation to read the status register.
Figures 4–7 and 4–8 show the status bits in the status register of both
serial configuration devices.
Figure 4–7. EPCS4, EPCS16, EPCS64, and EPCS128 Status Register Status Bits
Bit 7
Bit 0
BP2
BP1
BP0
WEL
WIP
Write In
Progress Bit
Block Protect Bits [2..0]
Write Enable
Latch Bit
Figure 4–8. EPCS1 Status Register Status Bits
Bit 7
Bit 0
BP1
BP0
Block Protect
Bits [1..0]
WEL
WIP
Write In
Progress Bit
Write Enable
Latch Bit
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Setting the write in progress bit to 1 indicates that the serial configuration
device is busy with a write or erase cycle. Resetting the write in progress
bit to 0 means no write or erase cycle is in progress.
Resetting the write enable latch bit to 0 indicates that no write or erase
cycle will be accepted. Set the write enable latch bit to 1 before every write
bytes, write status, erase bulk, and erase sector operation.
The non-volatile block protect bits determine the area of the memory
protected from being written or erased unintentionally. Table 4–16
through Table 4–20 show the protected area in the serial configuration
devices with reference to the block protect bits. The erase bulk operation
is only available when all the block protect bits are 0. When any of the
block protect bits are set to 1, the relevant area is protected from being
written by write bytes operations or erased by erase sector operations.
Table 4–16. Block Protection Bits in EPCS1 Device
Status Register Content
Memory Content
BP1 Bit
BP0 Bit
Protected Area
Unprotected Area
0
0
None
All four sectors: 0 to 3
0
1
Sector 3
Three sectors: 0 to 2
1
0
Two sectors: 2 and 3
Two sectors: 0 and 1
1
1
All sectors
None
Table 4–17. Block Protection Bits in EPCS4 Device
Status Register Content
Memory Content
BP2 Bit
BP1 Bit
BP0 Bit
0
0
0
None
All eight sectors: 0 to 7
0
0
1
Sector 7
Seven sectors: 0 to 6
0
1
0
Sectors 6 and 7
Six sectors: 0 to 5
0
1
1
Four sectors: 4 to 7
Four sectors: 0 to 3
1
0
0
All sectors
None
1
0
1
All sectors
None
1
1
0
All sectors
None
1
1
1
All sectors
None
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Unprotected Area
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Table 4–18. Block Protection Bits in EPCS16 Device
Status Register
Content
Memory Content
BP2
Bit
BP1
Bit
BP0
Bit
0
0
0
None
0
0
1
Upper 32nd (Sector 31)
Lower 31/32nds (31 sectors: 0 to 30)
0
1
0
Upper sixteenth (two sectors: 30 and 31)
Lower 15/16ths (30 sectors: 0 to 29)
0
1
1
Upper eighth (four sectors: 28 to 31)
Lower seven-eighths (28 sectors: 0 to 27)
1
0
0
Upper quarter (eight sectors: 24 to 31)
Lower three-quarters (24 sectors: 0 to 23)
1
0
1
Upper half (sixteen sectors: 16 to 31)
Lower half (16 sectors: 0 to 15)
1
1
0
All sectors (32 sectors: 0 to 31)
None
1
1
1
All sectors (32 sectors: 0 to 31)
None
Protected Area
Unprotected Area
All sectors (32 sectors 0 to 31)
Table 4–19. Block Protection Bits in EPCS64 Device
Status Register
Content
Memory Content
BP2
Bit
BP1
Bit
BP0
Bit
0
0
0
None
All sectors (128 sectors: 0 to 127)
0
0
1
Upper 64th (2 sectors: 126 and 127)
Lower 63/64ths (126 sectors: 0 to 125)
0
1
0
Upper 32nd (4 sectors: 124 to 127)
Lower 31/32nds (124 sectors: 0 to 123)
0
1
1
Upper sixteenth (8 sectors: 120 to 127)
Lower 15/16ths (120 sectors: 0 to 119)
1
0
0
Upper eighth (16 sectors: 112 to 127)
Lower seven-eighths (112 sectors: 0 to 111)
1
0
1
Upper quarter (32 sectors: 96 to 127)
Lower three-quarters (96 sectors: 0 to 95)
1
1
0
Upper half (64 sectors: 64 to 127)
Lower half (64 sectors: 0 to 63)
1
1
1
All sectors (128 sectors: 0 to 127)
None
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Table 4–20. Block Protection Bits in EPCS128 Device
Status Register
Content
Memory Content
BP2
Bit
BP1
Bit
BP0
Bit
0
0
0
None
All sectors (64 sectors: 0 to 63)
0
0
1
Upper 64th (1 sector: 63)
Lower 63/64ths (63 sectors: 0 to 62)
0
1
0
Upper 32nd (2 sectors: 62 to 63)
Lower 31/32nds (62 sectors: 0 to 61)
0
1
1
Upper 16th (4 sectors: 60 to 63)
Lower 15/16ths (60 sectors: 0 to 59)
1
0
0
Upper 8th (8 sectors: 56 to 63)
Lower seven-eighths (56 sectors: 0 to 55)
1
0
1
Upper quarter (16 sectors: 48 to 63)
Lower three-quarters (48 sectors: 0 to 47)
1
1
0
Upper half (32 sectors: 32 to 63)
Lower half (32 sectors: 0 to 31)
1
1
1
All sectors (64 sectors: 0 to 63)
None
Protected Area
Unprotected Area
You can read the status register at any time, even while a write or erase
cycle is in progress. When one of these cycles is in progress, you can check
the write in progress bit (bit 0 of the status register) before sending a new
operation to the device. The device can also read the status register
continuously, as shown in Figure 4–9.
Figure 4–9. Read Status Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
DCLK
Operation Code
ASDI
Status Register Out
Status Register Out
High Impedance
7
DATA
6
5
MSB
4
3
2
1
0
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
7
MSB
Write Status Operation
The write status operation code is b'0000 0001, with the MSB listed
first. Use the write status operation to set the status register block
protection bits. The write status operation has no effect on the other bits.
Therefore, you can implement this operation to protect certain memory
sectors, as defined in Table 4–16 through Table 4–20. After setting the
block protect bits, the protected memory sectors are treated as read-only
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memory. You must execute the write enable operation before the write
status operation so the device sets the status register’s write enable latch
bit to 1.
The write status operation is implemented by driving nCS low, followed
by shifting in the write status operation code and one data byte for the
status register on the ASDI pin. Figure 4–10 shows the timing diagram for
the write status operation. nCS must be driven high after the eighth bit of
the data byte has been latched in, otherwise, the write status operation is
not executed.
Immediately after nCS drives high, the device initiates the self-timed
write status cycle. The self-timed write status cycle usually takes 5 ms for
all serial configuration devices and is guaranteed to be less than 15 ms
(refer to tWS in Table 4–23). You must account for this delay to ensure that
the status register is written with desired block protect bits. Alternatively,
you can check the write in progress bit in the status register by executing
the read status operation while the self-timed write status cycle is in
progress. The write in progress bit is 1 during the self-timed write status
cycle, and 0 when it is complete.
Figure 4–10. Write Status Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
DCLK
Operation Code
Status Register
7
ASDI
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
MSB
High Impedance
DATA
Read Bytes Operation
The read bytes operation code is b'0000 0011, with the MSB listed first.
To read the memory contents of the serial configuration device, the device
is first selected by driving nCS low. Then, the read bytes operation code
is shifted in followed by a 3-byte address (A[23..0]). Each address bit
must be latched in on the rising edge of the DCLK. After the address is
latched in, the memory contents of the specified address are shifted out
serially on the DATA pin, beginning with the MSB. For reading Raw
Programming Data files (.rpd), the content is shifted out serially
beginning with the LSB. Each data bit is shifted out on the falling edge of
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DCLK. The maximum DCLK frequency during the read bytes operation is
20 MHz. Figure 4–11 shows the timing diagram for the read bytes
operation.
The first byte address can be at any location. The device automatically
increments the address to the next higher address after shifting out each
byte of data. Therefore, the device can read the whole memory with a
single read bytes operation. When the device reaches the highest address,
the address counter restarts at 0x000000, allowing the memory contents
to be read out indefinitely until the read bytes operation is terminated by
driving nCS high. The device can drive nCS high any time after data is
shifted out. If the read bytes operation is shifted in while a write or erase
cycle is in progress, the operation is not executed and has no effect on the
write or erase cycle in progress.
Figure 4–11. Read Bytes Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
DCLK
Operation Code
24-Bit Address (1)
23
ASDI
22
21
3
2
1
0
MSB
DATA Out 1
DATA Out 2
High Impedance
7
DATA
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
7
MSB (2)
Notes to Figure 4–11:
(1)
(2)
Address bit A[23] is a don't-care bit in the EPCS64 device. Address bits A[23..21] are don't-care bits in the
EPCS16 device. Address bits A[23..19] are don't-care bits in the EPCS4 device. Address bits A[23..17] are
don't-care bits in the EPCS1 device.
For RPD files, the read sequence shifts out the LSB of the data byte first.
Read Silicon ID Operation
The read silicon ID operation code is b'1010 1011, with the MSB listed
first. Only EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, and EPCS64 devices support this
operation. It reads the serial configuration device’s 8-bit silicon ID from
the DATA output pin. If this operation is shifted in during an erase or write
cycle, it is ignored and has no effect on the cycle that is in progress.
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Table 4–21 shows the serial configuration device silicon IDs.
Table 4–21. Serial Configuration Device Silicon ID
Serial Configuration Device
Silicon ID (Binary Value)
EPCS1
b'0001 0000
EPCS4
b'0001 0010
EPCS16
b'0001 0100
EPCS64
b'0001 0110
The device implements the read silicon ID operation by driving nCS low
then shifting in the read silicon ID operation code followed by three
dummy bytes on ASDI. The serial configuration device’s 8-bit silicon ID
is then shifted out on the DATA pin on the falling edge of DCLK, as shown
in Figure 4–12. The device can terminate the read silicon ID operation by
driving nCS high after the silicon ID has been read at least once. Sending
additional clock cycles on DCLK while nCS is driven low can cause the
silicon ID to be shifted out repeatedly.
Figure 4–12. Read Silicon ID Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
DCLK
Operation Code
Three Dummy Bytes
23
ASDI
22
21
3
2
1
0
MSB
Silicon ID
High Impedance
7
DATA
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
MSB
Note to Figure 4–12:
(1)
Only EPCS1, EPCS4, EPCS16, and EPCS64 devices support Read Silicon ID operation.
Read Device Identification Operation
The read device identification operation code is b’1001 1111, with the
MSB listed first. Only EPCS128 device supports this operation. It reads
the serial configuration device’s 8-bit device identification from the DATA
output pin. If this operation is shifted in during an erase or write cycle, it
is ignored and has no effect on the cycle that is in progress. Table 4–22
shows the serial configuration device identification.
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Table 4–22. Serial Configuration Device Identification
Serial Configuration Device
Silicon ID (Binary Value)
EPCS128
b'0001 1000
The device implements the read device identification operation by
driving nCS low then shifting in the read device identification operation
code followed by one dummy byte on ASDI. The serial configuration
device’s 16-bit device identification is then shifted out on the DATA pin on
the falling edge of DCLK, as shown in Figure 4–13. The device can
terminate the read device identification operation by driving nCS high
after reading the device identification at least once.
Figure 4–13. Read Device Identification Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
7
6
5
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
2
1
0
7
6
5
27
28
29
30
31
DCLK
Operation Code
ASDI
Dummy Byte 1
DATA
Dummy Byte 2
Silicon ID
High Impedance
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
MSB
0
4
MSB
3
4
3
2
1
0
MSB
Note to Figure 4–13:
(1)
Only EPCS128 device supports read device identification operation.
Write Bytes Operation
The write bytes operation code is b'0000 0010, with the MSB listed
first. The write bytes operation allows bytes to be written to the memory.
The write enable operation must be executed prior to the write bytes
operation to set the write enable latch bit in the status register to 1.
The write bytes operation is implemented by driving nCS low, followed
by the write bytes operation code, three address bytes and a minimum
one data byte on ASDI. If the eight least significant address bits
(A[7..0]) are not all 0, all sent data that goes beyond the end of the
current page is not written into the next page. Instead, this data is written
at the start address of the same page (from the address whose eight LSBs
are all 0). Drive nCS low during the entire write bytes operation sequence,
as shown in Figure 4–14.
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If more than 256 data bytes are shifted into the serial configuration device
with a write bytes operation, the previously latched data is discarded and
the last 256 bytes are written to the page. However, if less than 256 data
bytes are shifted into the serial configuration device, they are guaranteed
to be written at the specified addresses and the other bytes of the same
page are unaffected.
If the design must write more than 256 data bytes to the memory, it needs
more than one page of memory. Send the write enable and write bytes
operation codes followed by three new targeted address bytes and
256 data bytes before a new page is written.
nCS must be driven high after the eighth bit of the last data byte has been
latched in. Otherwise, the device will not execute the write bytes
operation. The write enable latch bit in the status register is reset to 0
before the completion of each write bytes operation. Therefore, the write
enable operation must be carried out before the next write bytes
operation.
The device initiates the self-timed write cycle immediately after nCS is
driven high. Refer to tWB in Table 4–23 for the self-timed write cycle time
for the respective EPCS devices. Therefore, you must account for this
amount of delay before another page of memory is written. Alternatively,
you can check the status register’s write in progress bit by executing the
read status operation while the self-timed write cycle is in progress. The
write in progress bit is set to 1 during the self-timed write cycle, and 0
when it is complete.
Figure 4–14. Write Bytes Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
6
5
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
0
7
6
5
43
44
45
46
47
2
1
0
2072 2073 2074 2075 2076 2077 2078 2079
DCLK
Operation Code
24-Bit Address (1)
23
ASDI
MSB
22
21
3
Data Byte 1
2
1
0
7
MSB (2)
4
3
Data Byte 2
2
1
MSB (2)
4
3
Data Byte 256
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
MSB (2)
Notes to Figure 4–14:
(1)
(2)
Address bit A[23] is a don't-care bit in the EPCS64 device. Address bits A[23..21] are don't-care bits in the
EPCS16 device. Address bits A[23..19] are don't-care bits in the EPCS4 device. Address bits A[23..17] are
don't-care bits in the EPCS1 device.
For RPD files, write the LSB of the data byte first.
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Erase Bulk Operation
The erase bulk operation code is b'1100 0111, with the MSB listed first.
The erase bulk operation sets all memory bits to 1 or 0xFF. Similar to the
write bytes operation, the write enable operation must be executed prior
to the erase bulk operation so that the write enable latch bit in the status
register is set to 1.
You can implement the erase bulk operation by driving nCS low and then
shifting in the erase bulk operation code on the ASDI pin. nCS must be
driven high after the eighth bit of the erase bulk operation code has been
latched in. Figure 4–15 shows the timing diagram.
The device initiates the self-timed erase bulk cycle immediately after nCS
is driven high. Refer to tEB in Table 4–23 for the self-timed erase bulk cycle
time for the respective EPCS devices.
You must account for this delay before accessing the memory contents.
Alternatively, you can check the write in progress bit in the status register
by executing the read status operation while the self-timed erase cycle is
in progress. The write in progress bit is 1 during the self-timed erase cycle
and 0 when it is complete. The write enable latch bit in the status register
is reset to 0 before the erase cycle is complete.
Figure 4–15. Erase Bulk Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
DCLK
Operation Code
ASDI
Erase Sector Operation
The erase sector operation code is b'1101 1000, with the MSB listed
first. The erase sector operation allows the user to erase a certain sector in
the serial configuration device by setting all bits inside the sector to 1 or
0xFF. This operation is useful for users who access the unused sectors as
general purpose memory in their applications.
The write enable operation must be executed prior to the erase sector
operation so that the write enable latch bit in the status register is set to 1.
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The erase sector operation is implemented by first driving nCS low, then
shifting in the erase sector operation code and the three address bytes of
the chosen sector on the ASDI pin. The three address bytes for the erase
sector operation can be any address inside the specified sector. (Refer to
Table 4–10 through Table 4–14 for sector address range information.)
Drive nCS high after the eighth bit of the erase sector operation code has
been latched in. Figure 4–16 shows the timing diagram.
Immediately after the device drives nCS high, the self-timed erase sector
cycle is initiated. Refer to tES in Table 4–23 for the self-timed erase sector
cycle time for the respective EPCS devices. You must account for this
amount of delay before the memory contents can be accessed.
Alternatively, you can check the write in progress bit in the status register
by executing the read status operation while the erase cycle is in progress.
The write in progress bit is 1 during the self-timed erase cycle and 0 when
it is complete. The write enable latch bit in the status register resets to 0
before the erase cycle is complete.
Figure 4–16. Erase Sector Operation Timing Diagram
nCS
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
28
29
30
31
DCLK
Operation Code
24-Bit Address (1)
23
ASDI
22
3
2
1
0
MSB
Note to Figure 4–16:
(1)
Address bit A[23] is a don't-care bit in the EPCS64 device. Address bits A[23..21] are don't-care bits in the
EPCS16 device. Address bits A[23..19] are don't-care bits in the EPCS4 device. Address bits A[23..17] are
don't-care bits in the EPCS1 device.
Power and
Operation
This section describes the power modes, power-on reset (POR) delay,
error detection, and initial programming state of serial configuration
devices.
Power Mode
Serial configuration devices support active power and standby power
modes. When nCS is low, the device is enabled and is in active power
mode. The FPGA is configured while in active power mode. When nCS is
high, the device is disabled but could remain in active power mode until
all internal cycles have completed (such as write or erase operations). The
serial configuration device then goes into stand-by power mode. The ICC1
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parameter specifies the VCC supply current when the device is in active
power mode and the ICC0 parameter specifies the current when the device
is in stand-by power mode (refer to Table 4–29).
Power-On Reset
During initial power-up, a POR delay occurs to ensure the system voltage
levels have stabilized. During AS configuration, the FPGA controls the
configuration and has a longer POR delay than the serial configuration
device.
f
For the POR delay time, refer to the configuration chapter in the
appropriate device handbook.
Error Detection
During AS configuration with the serial configuration device, the FPGA
monitors the configuration status through the nSTATUS and CONF_DONE
pins. If an error condition occurs (nSTATUS drives low) or if the
CONF_DONE pin does not go high, the FPGA will initiate reconfiguration
by pulsing the nSTATUS and nCSO signals, which controls the chip select
pin on the serial configuration device (nCS).
After an error, configuration automatically restarts if the Auto-Restart
Upon Frame Error option is turned on in the Quartus II software. If the
option is turned off, the system must monitor the nSTATUS signal for
errors and then pulse the nCONFIG signal low to restart configuration.
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Timing
Information
Figure 4–17 shows the timing waveform for write operation to the serial
configuration device.
Figure 4–17. Write Operation Timing
tCSH
nCS
tNCSH
tNCSSU
tCH
tCL
DCLK
tDSU
ASDI
DATA
tDH
Bit n - 1
Bit n
Bit 0
High Impedance
Table 4–23 defines the serial configuration device timing parameters for
write operation.
Table 4–23. Write Operation Parameters (Part 1 of 2)
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
fW C L K
Symbol
Write clock frequency (from FPGA, download
cable, or embedded processor) for write enable,
write disable, read status, read silicon ID, write
bytes, erase bulk, and erase sector operations
Parameter
—
—
25
MHz
tCH
DCLK high time
20
—
—
ns
tCL
DCLK low time
20
—
—
ns
tNCSSU
Chip select (nCS) setup time
10
—
—
ns
tNCSH
Chip select (nCS) hold time
10
—
—
ns
tDSU
Data (ASDI) in setup time before rising edge on
5
—
—
ns
5
—
—
ns
100
—
—
ns
—
1.5
5
ms
Write bytes cycle time for EPCS128 device
—
2.5
7
ms
Write status cycle time
—
5
15
ms
DCLK
tDH
Data (ASDI) hold time after rising edge on DCLK
tCSH
Chip select high time
tWB (1)
Write bytes cycle time for EPCS1, EPCS4,
EPCS16, and EPCS64 devices
tWS (1)
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Table 4–23. Write Operation Parameters (Part 2 of 2)
Symbol
tEB (1)
tES (1)
Parameter
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
Erase bulk cycle time for EPCS1 device
—
3
6
s
Erase bulk cycle time for EPCS4 device
—
5
10
s
Erase bulk cycle time for EPCS16 device
—
17
40
s
Erase bulk cycle time for EPCS64 device
—
68
160
s
Erase bulk cycle time for EPCS128 device
—
105
250
s
Erase sector cycle time for EPCS1, EPCS4,
EPCS16, and EPCS64 devices
—
2
3
s
Erase sector cycle time for EPCS128 device
—
2
6
s
Note to Table 4–23:
(1)
These parameters are not shown in Figure 4–17.
Figure 4–18 shows the timing waveform for the serial configuration
device's read operation.
Figure 4–18. Read Operation Timing
nCS
tCH
DCLK
tCL
tnCLK2D
ASDI
Bit N - 1
Bit N
DATA
tODIS
Bit 0
Add_Bit 0
Table 4–24 defines the serial configuration device timing parameters for
read operation.
Table 4–24. Read Operation Parameters (Part 1 of 2)
Symbol
Parameter
Min
Max
Unit
fRCLK
Read clock frequency (from
FPGA or embedded processor)
for read bytes operation
—
20
MHz
tCH
DCLK high time
25
—
ns
tCL
DCLK low time
25
—
ns
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Table 4–24. Read Operation Parameters (Part 2 of 2)
Symbol
Parameter
Min
Max
Unit
tODIS
Output disable time after read
—
15
ns
tnCLK2D
Clock falling edge to data
—
15
ns
Figure 4–19 shows the timing waveform for FPGA AS configuration
scheme using a serial configuration device.
Figure 4–19. AS Configuration Timing
tCF2ST1
nCONFIG
nSTATUS
CONF_DONE
nCSO
tCL
DCLK
tCH
tH
Read Address
ASDO
tSU
DATA0
bit N
bit N − 1
bit 1
bit 0
136 Cycles
INIT_DONE
User Mode
User I/O
Tri-stated with internal
pull-up resistor.
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Table 4–25 shows the timing parameters for AS configuration mode.
Table 4–25. Timing Parameters for AS Configuration
Symbol
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
DCLK frequency from Cyclone FPGA
14
17
20
MHz
DCLK frequency from Stratix II or Cyclone II FPGA (40 MHz) (1)
20
26
40
MHz
DCLK frequency from Stratix II or Cyclone II FPGA (20 MHz)
10
13
20
MHz
DCLK frequency from Cyclone III FPGA (1)
20
30
40
MHz
DCLK frequency from Stratix III FPGA (1)
15
25
40
MHz
tH
Data hold time after rising edge on DCLK
0
—
—
ns
tSU
Data set up time before rising edge on DCLK
5
—
—
ns
fCLK
Parameter
Note to Table 4–25:
(1)
Existing batches of EPCS1 and EPCS4 manufactured on 0.15 µm process geometry supports AS configuration up
to 40 MHz. However, batches of EPCS1 and EPCS4 manufactured on 0.18 µm process geometry support only up
to 20 MHz. EPCS16, EPCS64, and EPCS128 serial configuration devices are not affected. For information about
product traceability and transition date to differentiate between 0.15 µm process geometry and 0.18 µm process
geometry EPCS1 and EPCS4 serial configuration devices, refer to PCN 0514 Manufacturing Changes on EPCS
Family process change notification on the Altera website at www.altera.com.
Programming
and
Configuration
File Support
The Quartus II design software provides programming support for serial
configuration devices. After selecting the serial configuration device, the
Quartus II software automatically generates the Programmer Object File
(.pof) to program the device. The software allows users to select the
appropriate serial configuration device density that most efficiently
stores the configuration data for a selected FPGA.
The serial configuration device can be programmed in-system by an
external microprocessor using SRunner. SRunner is a software driver
developed for embedded serial configuration device programming that
designers can customize to fit in different embedded systems. The
SRunner can read RPD file and write to the serial configuration devices.
The programming time is comparable to the Quartus II software
programming time. Note that writing and reading the RPD file to the
EPCS is different from other data and address bytes. The LSB of RPD
bytes must be shifted out first during the read bytes instruction and the
LSB of RPD bytes must be shifted in first during the write bytes
instruction. This is because the FPGA reads the LSB of the RPD data first
during the configuration process.
f
For more information about SRunner, refer to the SRunner: An Embedded
Solution for Serial Configuration Device Programming White Paper and the
source code on the Altera web site (www.altera.com).
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Serial configuration devices can be programmed using the APU with the
appropriate programming adapter (PLMSEPC-8) via the Quartus II
software, USB Blaster, EthernetBlaster, or the ByteBlaster II download
cable via the Quartus II software. In addition, many third-party
programmers, such as BP Microsystems and System General, offer
programming hardware that supports serial configuration devices.
During in-system programming of a serial configuration device via the
USB Blaster, EthernetBlaster, or ByteBlaster II download cable, the cable
pulls nCONFIG low to reset the FPGA and overrides the 10-kΩ pull-down
resistor on the FPGA’s nCE pin (refer to Figure 4–2). The download cable
then uses the four interface pins (DATA, nCS, ASDI, and DCLK) to program
the serial configuration device. Once the programming is complete, the
download cable releases the serial configuration device’s four interface
pins and the FPGA’s nCE pin, and pulses nCONFIG to start configuration.
The FPGA can program the serial configuration device in-system using
the JTAG interface with the Serial FlashLoader. This solution allows you
to indirectly program the serial configuration device using the same JTAG
interface that is used to configure the FPGA.
f
For more information about the Serial FlashLoader, refer to AN 370:
Using the Serial FlashLoader with the Quartus II Software.
f
For more information on programming and configuration support, refer
to the following documents:
■
■
■
■
■
Operating
Conditions
Altera Programming Hardware Data Sheet
Programming Hardware Manufacturers
USB Blaster USB Port Download Cable Development Tools Data Sheet
ByteBlaster II Parallel Port Download Cable Data Sheet
EthernetBlaster Communications Cable User Guide
Tables 4–26 through 4–30 provide information on absolute maximum
ratings, recommended operating conditions, DC operating conditions,
and capacitance for serial configuration devices.
Table 4–26. Absolute Maximum Ratings
Symbol
VCC
Parameter
Note (1) (Part 1 of 2)
Condition
Min
Max
Unit
Supply voltage for EPCS1,
EPCS4, and EPCS16 devices
With respect to ground
–0.6
4.0
V
Supply voltage for EPCS64 and
EPCS128 devices
With respect to ground
–0.2
4.0
V
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Table 4–26. Absolute Maximum Ratings
Symbol
VI
Note (1) (Part 2 of 2)
Parameter
Condition
Min
Max
Unit
DC input voltage for EPCS1,
EPCS4, and EPCS16 devices
With respect to ground
–0.6
4.0
V
DC input voltage for EPCS64 and
EPCS128 devices
With respect to ground
–0.5
4.0
V
IMAX
DC VCC or GND current
—
—
15
mA
IOUT
DC output current per pin
—
–25
25
mA
—
PD
Power dissipation
—
54
mW
TSTG
Storage temperature
No bias
–65
150
°C
TAMB
Ambient temperature
Under bias
–65
135
°C
TJ
Junction temperature
Under bias
—
135
°C
Min
Max
Unit
Table 4–27. Recommended Operating Conditions
Symbol
Parameter
Conditions
VCC
Supply voltage
(2)
3.0
3.6
V
VI
Input voltage
Respect to GND
–0.3
0.3 + VCC
V
VO
Output voltage
0
VCC
V
TA
Operating temperature
0
70
°C
–40
85
°C
—
For commercial use
For industrial use
tR
Input rise time
—
—
5
ns
tF
Input fall time
—
—
5
ns
Table 4–28. DC Operating Conditions
Symbol
Conditions
Min
Max
Unit
High-level input voltage for
EPCS1, EPCS4, and EPCS16
devices
—
0.7 × VCC
VCC + 0.4
V
High-level input voltage for
EPCS64 and EPCS128 devices
—
0.7 × VCC
VCC + 0.2
V
VIL
Low-level input voltage
—
–0.5
0.3 × VCC
V
VOH
High-level output voltage
IOH = –100 μA (3)
VCC – 0.2
—
V
VIH
Parameter
VOL
Low-level output voltage
IOL = 1.6 mA (3)
—
0.4
V
II
Input leakage current
VI = VCC or GND
–10
10
μA
IOZ
Tri-state output off-state current
VO = VCC or GND
–10
10
μA
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Table 4–29. ICC Supply Current
Symbol
ICC0
ICC1
Conditions
Min
Max
Unit
VCC supply current (standby)
for EPCS1, EPCS4, and EPCS16 devices
Parameter
—
—
50
μA
VCC supply current (standby)
for EPCS64 and EPCS128 devices
—
—
100
μA
VCC supply current (during active power
mode) for EPCS1, EPCS4, and EPCS16
devices
—
5
15
mA
VCC supply current (during active power
mode) for EPCS64 and EPCS128 devices
—
5
20
mA
Min
Max
Unit
Table 4–30. Capacitance
Symbol
Note (4)
Parameter
Conditions
CIN
Input pin capacitance
VIN = 0 V
—
6
pF
COUT
Output pin capacitance
VOUT = 0 V
—
8
pF
Notes to Table 4–26 through 4–30:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
Refer to the Operating Requirements for Altera Devices Data Sheet.
Maximum VCC rise time is 100 ms.
The IOH parameter refers to high-level TTL or CMOS output current; the I OL parameter refers to low-level TTL or
CMOS output current.
Capacitance is sample-tested only at TA = 25 ° C and at a 20-MHz frequency.
Maximum ICC0 is 100 μA for EPCS64SI16N.
Pin Information
As shown in Figures 4–20 and 4–21, the serial configuration device is an
8-pin or 16-pin device. The control pins on the serial configuration device
are: serial data output (DATA), active serial data input (ASDI), serial clock
(DCLK), and chip select (nCS). Table 4–31 shows the serial configuration
device's pin descriptions.
Figure 4–20 shows the Altera serial configuration device 8-pin SOIC
package and its pin-out diagram.
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Figure 4–20. Altera Serial Configuration Device 8-Pin SOIC Package Pin-Out
Diagram
EPCS1, EPCS4,
or EPCS16 Device
nCS
1
8
VCC
DATA
VCC
2
7
VCC
3
6
DCLK
GND
4
5
ASDI
Figure 4–21 shows the Altera serial configuration device 16-pin SOIC
package and its pin-out diagram.
Figure 4–21. Altera Serial Configuration Device 16-Pin SOIC Package Pin-Out
Diagram
EPCS16,
EPCS64,
or EPCS128 Device
VCC
1
16
DCLK
VCC
2
15
ASDI
N.C.
3(1)
14(1)
N.C.
N.C.
4(1)
13(1)
N.C.
N.C.
5(1)
12(1)
N.C.
N.C.
6(1)
11(1)
N.C.
nCS
7
10
GND
DATA
8
9
VCC
Note to Figure 4–21:
(1)
These pins can be left floating or connected to VCC or GND, whichever is more
convenient on the board.
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Table 4–31. Serial Configuration Device Pin Description
Pin
Name
Pin Number Pin Number
in 8-Pin
in 16-Pin
Pin Type
SOIC
SOIC
Package
Package
Description
DATA
2
8
Output
The DATA output signal transfers data serially out of the serial
configuration device to the FPGA during read/configuration
operation. During a read/configuration operations, the serial
configuration device is enabled by pulling nCS low. The DATA
signal transitions on the falling edge of DCLK.
ASDI
5
15
Input
The AS data input signal is used to transfer data serially into the
serial configuration device. It receives the data that should be
programmed into the serial configuration device. Data is latched
on the rising edge of DCLK.
nCS
1
7
Input
The active low chip select input signal toggles at the beginning
and end of a valid instruction. When this signal is high, the
device is deselected and the DATA pin is tri-stated. When this
signal is low, it enables the device and puts the device in an
active mode. After power up, the serial configuration device
requires a falling edge on the nCS signal before beginning any
operation.
DCLK
6
16
Input
DCLK is provided by the FPGA. This signal provides the timing
of the serial interface. The data presented on ASDI is latched
to the serial configuration device on the falling edge of DCLK.
Data on the DATA pin changes after the falling edge of DCLK
and is latched into the FPGA on the falling edge.
VC C
3, 7, 8
1, 2, 9
Power
Power pins connect to 3.3 V.
GND
4
10
Ground
Ground pin.
Package
All serial configuration devices are available in 8-pin or 16-pin plastic
SOIC package.
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Ordering Code
Table 4–32 shows the ordering codes for serial configuration devices.
Table 4–32. Serial Configuration Device Ordering Codes
Device
Ordering Code (1)
EPCS1
EPCS1SI8
EPCS1SI8N
EPCS4
EPCS4SI8
EPCS4SI8N
EPCS16
EPCS16SI16N
EPCS16SI8N
EPCS64
EPCS64SI16N
EPCS128
EPCS128SI16N
Note to Table 4–32:
(1)
Document
Revision History
N: Lead free.
Table 4–33 shows the revision history for this document.
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Table 4–33. Document Revision History (Part 1 of 2)
Date & Document
Version
August 2007
v3.0
Changes Made
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v1.6
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Summary of Changes
Updated “Introduction” section.
Updated “Functional Description” section.
Updated Table 4–1 through Table 4–3 and Table 4–6
through Table 4–8 to with EPCS128 device information.
Added Table 4–5 on Arria GX.
Added Note (4) to Figure 4–3.
Added Note (5) to Figure 4–4.
Updated Table 4–9 with EPCS128 device information.
Added new Table 4–10 on address range for sectors in
EPCS128 device.
Updated Table 4–15 with information on “Read Device
Identification” and added Note (5).
Added new Table 4–20 on block protection bits in
EPCS128 device.
Added Note (1) to Figure 4–12.
Added new section “Read Device Identification
Operation” with Table 4–22 and Figure 4–13.
Updated “Write Bytes Operation”, “Erase Bulk Operation”
and “Erase Sector Operation” sections.
Updated Table 4–23 to include EPCS128 device
information.
Updated Note (1) to Table 4–25.
Updated VCC and VI information to include EPCS128
device in Table 4–26.
Updated VIH information to include EPCS128 device in
Table 4–28.
Updated ICC0 and ICC1 information to include EPCS128
device in Table 4–29.
Updated Figure 4–21 and Table 4–32 with EPCS128
device information.
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Updated “Introduction” section.
Updated “Functional Description” section and added
handpara note.
Added Table 4–3, Table 4–5, and Table 4–6.
Updated “Active Serial FPGA Configuration” section and
its handpara note.
Added Note (4) to Figure 4–2.
Updated Table 4–25 and added Note (1).
Updated Figure 4–20.
Updated Table 4–32.
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Updated document to
include EPCS128
device.
Updated document to
include Arria GX.
Updated chapter to
include Stratix II GX,
Stratix III, and
Cyclone III support for
EPCS devices.
Added information about
EPCS16SI8N device.
Removed reference to PLMSEPC-16 in “Programming
and Configuration File Support”.
Updated DCLK pin information in Table 4–31.
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Updated Figure 4–19.
Updated Table 4–29 and Table 4–31.
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Table 4–33. Document Revision History (Part 2 of 2)
Date & Document
Version
Changes Made
August 2005
v1.5
Updated table 4-4 to include EPCS64 support for Cyclone
devices.
August 2005
v1.4
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February 2005
v1.3
Updated hot socketing AC specifications.
October 2003
v1.2
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Updated tables.
Minor text updates.
Added Serial Configuration Device Memory Access
section.
Updated timing information in Tables 4–10 and
4–11.section.
Updated timing information in Tables 4-16 and 4-17.
Summary of Changes
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July 2003
v1.1
Minor updates.
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May 2003
v1.0
Added document to the Cyclone Device Handbook.
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