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SOF file format description

SOF file format

Many people share SOF files but don't explain how to use them. This can make it hard to know which software can open, change, or print these files. We made this page to help you understand how to work with SOF files. Here, you'll find info on software that works with these files. This includes simple programs for opening and converting them. We also share simple steps for editing these files and changing them into different formats. Whether you need to open, edit, or change a SOF file, our website has all the tips and tools you'll need to do it easily.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database:

SOF - Altera SRAM Object File

The SOF data files are related to Altera Quartus II. The SOF file is an Altera SRAM Object File. Altera Corporation is a Silicon Valley manufacturer of PLDs, reconfigurable complex digital circuits. A binary file (with the extension .sof), generated by the Compiler's Assembler module, or by the makeprogfile command-line utility. A SOF contains the data for configuring all SRAM-based Altera devices supported by the Quartus II software, using the Programmer.

Application:Altera Quartus II
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:0x53, 0x4f, 0x46 / SOF
Aliases:-

Altera SRAM Object File related extensions:

  • cmi Camomile Interface Data
  • iio CoreFSIF IO Stream Data
  • scs_tor Insight II Torsion Data
  • ctde Sony Click to Disc Data

SOF - ReSOF Compressed Archive

The SOF archive files are related to ReSOF. The SOF file is a ReSOF Compressed Archive. The ReSOF seems to be no longer supported.

Application:ReSOF
Category:Archive files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

ReSOF Compressed Archive related extensions:

  • uha UHarc Archive
  • paq8o PAQ8O Compressed Archive
  • pmom Mindomo Desktop Packed Map
  • pzv PTC Creo View MCAD Package

SOF - Altera Quartus II SRAM Object

The SOF development files are related to Altera Quartus II. The SOF file is an Altera Quartus II SRAM Object. Altera Quartus is a programmable logic device design software from Altera.

Application:Altera Quartus II
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Altera Quartus II SRAM Object related extensions:

  • netmodule Visual C Linker .NET Module
  • ddf IAR System C-SPY Device Description Data
  • sdq SAS Data
  • map IAR System XLink Output Data

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Filename extensions similar to SOF:

Windows can't open your SOF file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this SOF file.

To set the SOF file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set SOF file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle SOF files with care

Exercise caution when handling SOF files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar SOF files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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