I bought A10PL4 development kit with Arria 10 (part no : 10AX115N3F40E2SG) from bittware in March 2018. I am trying to run some sample code with PCIe interface included on FPGA. However, I am unable to load any new bit file on FPGA as PCIe virtual hot swap option is not working as expected with bittware software / drivers. I would like to know whether intel can provide driver / software to use this specified development kit.
Thanks for your response. It seems there is no hardware issue in the board, however with the PCIe driver.
I would like to know the possibility to get the drivers / supporting software from intel, while using the bittware hardware.
The PCIe driver is usually come with the board as it is depending on what design is being implemented.
Please let me know which particular design and driver you are using, if you are getting it from Intel.
I would recommend you to re-design your FPGA design and have the setting in the PCIe IP.
You can make any changes based on your requirement on PCIe IP. Please refer to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/documentation/lbl1415230609011.html.
I am not sure which reference design that you are referring to so I would suggest you to use the driver that is with the reference design in https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/intellectual-property/interface-protocols/pci-express/m-pci-express-refdesigns.html. If you are using customize PCIe design, I would recommend you to modify the existing driver to fit your FPGA design.