Have tried numerous USB ports on different computers and several wall wart USB with 0.5A to 2.5A ratings. No flashing of LEDs.
Have connected a USB Blaster JTAG and it Auto-Detects the 10M08SA device. Tried programming it with the LED_Flash.pof file from Dev Store. Get error, Error (209014): CONF_DONE pin failed to go high in device 1. Tried changing Device from ES (Engineering Sample), still no luck same CONF_DONE error.
Is there a known issue with power up on these kits?
To program .pof
if still facing problem try to load .sof file.
share image of auto-detect.
See attached for results. When Auto Detect is used it list three choices (none of which are 10M08DAF).
The chip markings is 10M08SAE144C8G
From Auto Detect have tried both 10M08SA and 10M08SAES, neither works.
Have tried both pof and sof file.
Have compiled with both 10M08SAE144C8G and 10M08SAE144C8GES.
Tried all combinations of above options.
This is what I have found out.
The LED_Flash project from the Intel Dev Store website and the pre-programmed from factory configuration are using a pin out that does not match the Eval board. Specifically, the CLK is not on the correct pin and therefore the LEDs never blink.
After changing the pinouts to match PCB Schematic, have been able to get it to work after much battling. After many many attempts to program it in various ways, it programmed once and LEDs toggled. Tried programming again and same failure. But it would Auto Detect, Erase, and Examine just fine. So I began touching around on the board and looking at signals an o'scope. Everything seemed OK. Finally noticed if I touched near the JTAG pins at the MAX10 things would sometimes work. After more testing found the only pin I needed to touch was the JTAG TCK at the device. If I touch the JTAG TCK at the J10 connector, it still failed.
See attached picture for the slightest of touch to the pin to make it work. Its NOT a solder pin issue, I can touch the via on the JTAG TCK just under the pin on the back side of PCB and it works also. So, just the smallest of capacitance, seems to clean up the TCK signal.
Have been able to successfully program both Eval boards repeatedly.