JBC File Extension

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Jam STAPL Byte-Code Format
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What is JBC file?

Full format name of files that use JBC extension is Jam STAPL Byte-Code Format. Jam STAPL Byte-Code Format specification was created by Altera. JBC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with JBC extension are categorized as CAD Files files. The CAD Files subset comprises 158 various file formats. The software recommended for managing JBC files is Quartus.

Programs which support JBC file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support JBC files. Files with JBC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support JBC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with JBC extension?

Being unable to open files with JBC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with JBC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Quartus

Install software to open JBC file Problems with opening and working with JBC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with JBC files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Quartus. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Quartus installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Quartus

Update software that support file extension JBCIf you already have Quartus installed on your systems and JBC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Quartus installed, it may not support JBC format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Quartus.

Step 3. Associate Jam STAPL Byte-Code Format files with Quartus

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate JBC files with latest version of Quartus you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with JBC file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the JBC file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Quartus installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open JBC files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with JBC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with JBC extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with JBC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the JBC for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the JBC file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check JBC file for viruses
1. Check the JBC file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the JBC file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the JBC file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with JBC extension is complete and error-free

If the JBC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with JBC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Jam STAPL Byte-Code Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Quartus

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support JBC files. Close all running programs and try opening the JBC file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Jam STAPL Byte-Code Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle JBC files.

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