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Running BTS on Stratix 10 SX development board

Nidhi_Gupta
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I want to run the default program (BTS) which is part of the dev board's package installer. This program is not able to load, and connect to the System Console server. It seems it is trying to search system console in a location relative to the quartus root directory. In my PC with the quartus pro 22.1, system console is at C:\intelFPGA_pro\22.1\syscon\bin.

 

Can you give me a version of BTS which is compatible with the Quartus Pro 22.1 installation paths?

__________________________________________________________________BTS hangs!BTS hangs!

BTS log file:

Mar 16, 2023 9:48:46 PM com.intel.bts.BtsView <init>
INFO: Board version: Rev D, chip version: HTPRD
Mar 16, 2023 9:48:46 PM com.intel.bts.ClientApp attachServer
INFO: [C:\intelFPGA_pro\22.1\quartus/sopc_builder/bin/system-console, --server]
Mar 16, 2023 9:48:46 PM com.intel.bts.ClientApp attachServer
SEVERE: java.io.IOException: Cannot run program "C:\intelFPGA_pro\22.1\quartus/sopc_builder/bin/system-console": CreateProcess error=2, The system cannot find the file specified

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AR_A_Intel
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Hello

 

Welcome to INTEL forum. Upon checking, the Quartus version supported for BTS test is v18.0 b184. Could you help check on this?

The manufactured board’s BTS was built with Quartus version 18.0 b184. and the error you get possibly caused by the difference in system console of different Quartus revisions. We strongly recommended to use the right Quartus version as it was tested. Thanks


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AR_A_Intel
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Hello

 

Welcome to INTEL forum. Upon checking, the Quartus version supported for BTS test is v18.0 b184. Could you help check on this?

The manufactured board’s BTS was built with Quartus version 18.0 b184. and the error you get possibly caused by the difference in system console of different Quartus revisions. We strongly recommended to use the right Quartus version as it was tested. Thanks


Nidhi_Gupta
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Hello

I could un-install 22.1 and install 18.0. BTS displays the JTAG chain with following devices:

1: /devices/10M50DA(.|ES)|10M50DC@2#USB-1#Stratix 10H SoC Dev Kit

2: /devices/1SX280HN2S2@1#USB-1#Stratix 10H SoC Dev Kit

 

However, when I try to download image file/s, I am getting following screen with error related to target device:

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I have installed the Quartus version with Stratix 10 support. I tried various image files which comes with devkit installer. 

 

 

 

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Nidhi_Gupta
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I work on Quartus 22.1.0, and just installed SoC and NIOS II EDS toolchains. Currently, I have only Stratix 10 (H-tile) based board. What are the possible ways for me to make sure that I have correctly setup all the tools.

I initially thought of getting started with BTS, but that requires an earlier version installation. This is something which I am not keen on doing soon.

Then, I thought of looking at other reference design i.e. GSRD. I am having issues while verifying it with my current tools, and hardware setup. I am not getting that initial prompt on the UART terminal (tried on Putty). 

I could see some other designs also e.g. DDR4. I am yet to get a full picture of the board, and its JTAG chain to configure the switches to include only FPGA in the chain. 

Looking for something which works directly with quartus 22.1.0, and on Stratix 10 SX dev board with documentation which includes switch settings. I am fine with NIOS based reference designs to begin with.

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Nidhi_Gupta
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I came to know about .par options to start with design templates of development boards. I tried to install ones available for Stratix S10 Sx board.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/design-example/763962/stratix-10-nios-v-based-hello-world.html

 

I am not able to install this template. Below is the snapshot:

 

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However, just to make sure, I can install .par files, I tried *.par of Arria10 and Stratix 10GX. I could install them, though this is not what I wanted to do! I want design templates for Stratix S10 SX.

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Nidhi_Gupta
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I see three .par files for my board:

Nidhi_Gupta_0-1680020853664.png

 

I am working on Quartus Prime Pro 18.0.0. None of those .par files worked.

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Farabi
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Hello,


I am sorry to hear that you have difficulties with BTS.

First debug step to make sure your connection from your laptop to board is good.

-> can you program any simple design through the Quartus programmer?

without using BTS to program the device.


regards,

Farabi


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Nidhi_Gupta
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I tried to program the FPGA device using programmer. But the .sof file's device, and JTAG chain devices are not matching. The .sof generated by an example design (I used bts_config.sof from installer package of the development board )  includes FPGA only.

 

I see two devices in the JTAG chain with the switch settings recommended for Stratix S10 board . How to bypass the 10M50DA? 

1: /devices/10M50DA(.|ES)|10M50DC@2#USB-1#Stratix 10H SoC Dev Kit

2: /devices/1SX280HN2S2@1#USB-1#Stratix 10H SoC Dev Kit

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Farabi
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Hello,


In Quartus programmer, you just click on Stratix10 and load the .sof file.

For this testing, it is recommended to generate your own .sof file using simple design.

please generate using exactly the same stratix10 part number with the one on your board.


regards,

Farabi


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AR_A_Intel
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Nidhi_Gupta
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I am using on-board blaster for programming S10. What should be the settings for SW1 and SW2?

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Nidhi_Gupta
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Also, is it possible to get source code of BTS application?

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