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AR# 43961

Configuration - Why is the PROM file size larger than the bit file size?

Description

Why is the PROM file size for a format such asMCS larger than the bit file size?

Solution

The MCS file that is createdis larger than the bit file size of the FPGAs. There is anoverhead that is added to the PROM file which is used for configuring the PROM; the overhead associated with the PROM does not take up memory content. The PROM file can also be in ASCII format which has a larger file size than the binary bit file.

For PROM file descriptions, see (Xilinx Answer 476).

Linked Answer Records

Associated Answer Records

Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
476 PROMGen - Description of PROM/EEPROM file formats: MCS, EXO, HEX, and others N/A N/A
AR# 43961
Date Created 12/16/2011
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article