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Cyclone V & Arria 10Soc Linux boot difference

SYou1
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If boot HPS and FPGA separately , what is the difference of the boot routine of Cyclone V and Arria 10Soc?

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EBERLAZARE_I_Intel
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Hi there,

 

Taking example for typical bootflow. For Arria 10 SoC, there is a feature called Early IO Release mode, when this is enabled you may configure part of the FPGA bit-stream (peripherals, DDR, I/Os .etc) which will improve the boot up time significantly from a typical bootflow.

 

Cyclone V does not have this feature, but you may boot the HPS and FPGA separately, whether the HPS first or FPGA first depending on your design. Based on my experience, configuring the FPGA first might be a bit complex.

 

I recommend that you read our Booting User Guide here, its super useful. Please do not forget to bookmark/save them as future reference:

Cyclone V SoC:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/an/an709.pdf

 

Arria 10 SoC:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/ug/ug-a10-soc-boot.pdf

 

Arria 10 SoC Early IO Rlease:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/an/an-a10-soc-fpga-early-io...

 

Additional referrence:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/design-guidance/soc-b...

 

My apology for the late response due to Lunar New Year.

 

Regards.

EBERLAZARE_I_Intel
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Hi,

 

Do you have any update from your side? Please check my previous reply, let me know if you need more help.

 

Regards.

SYou1
Beginner
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​Thanks, I'll check the doc firstly

EBERLAZARE_I_Intel
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Hi,

 

Do you have any followup from your side?

 

Regards.

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