I'm implementing Encryption in the JTAG secure mode as per AN556 in my design. I want to have access to the internal JTAG interface to be able to unlock / lock the JTAG interface for reprogramming the secure device and I implemented the supplied reference design to do so.
The problem is that the NIOS debug also connects to the internal JTAG and I get a error during synthesis that says the internal JTAG is already connected to the NIOS.
Any idea how I can share this resource between multiple entities?
Does the design project contains multiple entities (interface JTAG via debug hub and JTAG primitive)?
An additional JTAG primitive will be created in debug hub. But only one JTAG primitive is allowed per device.
You may need to remove the entities that interface with JATG via debug hub. If the JTAG primitive is part of VQM design, you may need to regenerate VQM file without JTAG primitive.
haven't heard from you....
The reason I'm asking is because my design already has 2 instances to the internal JTAG:
- JTAG UART
- NIOS debugger
So, there must be a way to share the internal JTAG with multiple entities.
Do you know of an application note that can help me?
Upon checking, you could be to use jtag interface with multiple entities by set the altera_virtual_jtag to access to the PLD source.
For more information, you may need to refer to the document as link below: