First, the target device must be of the same package and density as the device for which the original programming file was generated.
In addition, when the target device has a greater feature set then the device for which the programming file was created, the MAX+PLUS II software will automatically disable the superset features.
Below is a list of some programming file compatibilities within the MAX+PLUS II software. Although the cross-programming options outlined below are supported, Altera recommends you recompile your source files and generate a new programming file whenever possible such that timing can be verified in the new target device. 3rd party programmers such as BP Microsystems and System General also support these cross-programming options.
The Quartus II software only supports MAX 7000AE .pof cross-programming into MAX 7000B and MAX 3000A cross-programming into MAX 7000AE. All other combinations are not supported by the Quartus II software.
|Device for which Prog File was generated||Target Device||File Types Supported||Notes|
|MAX 3000A||MAX 7000AE||.pof||1,2|
|MAX 7000||MAX 7000E/MAX 7000A/MAX 7000S/ MAX 7000AE/ MAX 7000B||.pof||1|
|EPM7032V||EPM7032S, EPM7032A, EPM7032AE, EPM7032B||.pof||1|
|MAX 7000A||MAX 7000AE/MAX 7000B||.pof||1|
|MAX 7000S||MAX 7000A/MAX 7000AE/MAX 7000B||.pof||1|
|MAX 7000E||MAX 7000A/MAX 7000AE/MAX 7000S/MAX 7000B||.pof||1|
|MAX 7000AE||MAX 7000B||.pof||1,2|
- Supported in MAX+PLUS II software
- Supported in Quartus II software