Intel® Quartus® Prime Software
Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software, Design Entry, Synthesis, Simulation, Verification, Timing Analysis, System Design (Platform Designer, formerly Qsys)
Announcements
All support for Intel NUC 7 - 13 systems has transitioned to ASUS. Read latest update.
16488 Discussions

How do I fix my Stratix V GX FPGA board after programming the wrong FPGA chip on the board?

JWrig25
Beginner
445 Views

Using Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition 18.1, I was trying to program my Stratix V GX FPGA chip, but the software was only detecting the Altera MAX V control FPGA chip, not the ALTERA Stratix V chip. I tried to program this way but afterwards the board changed into a corrupted state. The fan doesn't turn on anymore, the software can no longer program the Stratix FPGA nor detect it, and the attempts I have tried to fix it by resetting the board and returning the DIP switches to their factory settings have all failed to fix the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

0 Kudos
5 Replies
sstrell
Honored Contributor III
285 Views

All dev kits have a restore option. You don't mention which board you have, but if it's this one (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/products/boards_and_kits/dev-kits/altera/kit-sv-gx-host.html), the user guide (https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/ug/ug_svgx_fpga_dev_kit.pdf) goes through the process of running the restore.sh script and the download includes an original image for the MAX V device.

 

#iwork4intel

0 Kudos
JWrig25
Beginner
285 Views

I will look into that thank you. I am using the Stratix V GX FPGA Dev Kit so your solution should work for my board.

0 Kudos
JohnT_Intel
Employee
285 Views

Hi,

 

May I know which exact Stratix V GX board are you using? If you are using Stratix V GX FPGA Development kit (https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/products/boards_and_kits/dev-kits/altera/kit-sv-gx-host.html), may I know how do you connect to the JTAG Chain? Are you using embedded USB-Blaster or USB-Blaster cable?

0 Kudos
JWrig25
Beginner
285 Views

I am using the Stratix V GX FPGA Development Kit, and this board has an embedded USB-blaster that connects to the JTAG chain. I connect the board to my laptop with a USB-A to Micro-USB cable.

0 Kudos
JohnT_Intel
Employee
285 Views

Hi,

 

I suspect that your embedded USB-Blaster is not working. May I know if it is possible to use external USB-Blaster?

0 Kudos
Reply