10-29-2013 10:18 AM
Dear allI'm currently not able to start up the BTS in my Arria V DevKit. I followed the instructions in http://www.altera.com/support/kdb/solutions/rd01292013_416.html to get my paths ready, but it didn't help me out so far. The "jtagconfig --version" command results in Version 13.0.1 Build 232 06/12/2013 Service Pack 1 SJ Full Version Copyright (C) 1991-2013 Altera Corporation Quartus II resides in C:\altera\13.0sp1\quartus\bin64 The BTS in: C:\altera\13.0sp1\kits\arriaVGX_5agxfb3hf35_start\examples\board_test_system BTS version: Arria V GX Starter Kit v220.127.116.11 I still get the message that required Quartus II was not found. What else needs to be done? Regards, Peter
10-29-2013 12:57 PM
Further trying showed that the BTS will come up with my 12.1sp1 web edition (but of course is no finding the Arria V device, because it's not part of the web edition).The hints read "BTS needs 12.1sp1 or later". Why does it not work with 13.0sp1? Is there need to download exactly 12.1sp1 subscription edition? (with a fat red writing about constraint file reordering and an incompatibility of the noted patch with Arria V devices...) ...what to do in this case?
12-05-2013 02:30 PM
Hi majestix,I think the BTS for Arria V Kit is the craziest one ! If you do each of the following steps, you may have a chance to fix the problem : (0. Install QuartusII v 12.1sp1) 1. Set all the Environment variables according to the 12.1sp1 version _ PATH _ QUARTUS_ROOT _ QUARTUS_SH _ SOPC_KIT_NIOS2 (maybe some of them are useless, set them anyway) 2. Restart your computer to be sure (and check back the variables once again) 3. Switch on your boad and open Quartus 12.1sp1, then open Programmer 4. Program the FPGA with file : \altera\12.1sp1\kits\arriaVGX_5agxfb3hf35_start\examples\board_test_system\sof\bts_config.sof 5. Once FPGA is programmed successfully, launch Nios Shell, version 12.1sp1 : \12.1sp1\nios2eds\Nios II Command Shell.bat 6. Navigate to the bts.jar folder : \altera\12.1sp1\kits\arriaVGX_5agxfb3hf35_start\examples\board_test_system 7. Launch BTS from the command line : java -jar BTS.jar 8. Enjoy the wonderful BTS GUI ! :) I did all those steps for the fisrt time. It worked ! Maybe for the second time, you can use shorcuts, Hope it will help you, AC.