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In-system memory content editor - No instances found!!

Rahul92
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Hi All, 

 

I am using Quartus prime pro 20.2 version to debug my ROM content. I don't see any ROM instances in my design. I have done the following so far:

1. Create On Chip Memory block using the IP catalog

2. Specify the parameters e.g: Width and memory block type (M20K), single clock.

3. I initialized the memory with the MIF file and enabled the In-system memory content editor feature (see the picture). 

// Content of MIF file  

WIDTH=32;
DEPTH=16384;

ADDRESS_RADIX=HEX;
DATA_RADIX=HEX;

CONTENT BEGIN
00000000 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000001 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000002 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000003 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000004 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000005 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000006 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000007 : 1F2F3F4F;
00000008 : 1F2F3F4F;

4. Added the .IP file and .MIF file to the QSF file.


set_global_assignment -name IP_FILE ../ram_rom/cm33_rom_16384x32.ip
set_global_assignment -name MIF_FILE ../ram_rom/cm33_rom/armRomBootImage.mif

 

5. After the mapping, I could see my rom1_port_0 instance in the block diagram. 

Rahul92_2-1672850792321.png

 

 

6. I upload the SOF file to the Stratix 10 Fpga (Apollo S10)

7. However, when I try to use the In-system memory content editor tool, I don't see any memory instance, see the picture below. 

Rahul92_1-1672850564881.png

 

Rahul92_0-1672850545497.png

 

Am I missing something in this flow ? Does anyone else have seen this problem ?

 

Kind regards,

Rahul

 

 

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

Tested with Stratix 10 TX and able to see the instance in ISMCE. Check the file and image attached. Does the FPGA being programmed properly?

 

Best Regards,

Sheng

p/s: If any answer from the community or Intel Support are helpful, please feel free to give best answer or rate 4/5 survey.

 

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sstrell
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Did you try selecting the .sof directly in the ISMCE and programming from there?  Or clicking Scan Chain?

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

Tested with Stratix 10 TX and able to see the instance in ISMCE. Check the file and image attached. Does the FPGA being programmed properly?

 

Best Regards,

Sheng

p/s: If any answer from the community or Intel Support are helpful, please feel free to give best answer or rate 4/5 survey.

 

Rahul92
Novice
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Hi Sheng, 

 

Thanks for the files and the screenshot. I did another run and I see the instance now just like your picture. 

 

Rahul92_0-1672956196538.png

 

But, I do have a question. Is it normal to have "Instance ID" as None, even though I give the name as "CM33" while configuring the ROM IP ? I was expecting CM33 as Instance ID instead of None. 

 

Best regards,

Rahul

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

FYI. Please stick with the workaround below in the mean time:

  1. Go to <Quartus_installed_directory>\ip\altera\sld\jtag\intel_mce\intel_mce_hw.tcl
  2. Change NODE_NAME type from NATURAL to STRING like the following: add_parameter NODE_NAME STRING 0
  3. Regenerate related IP and program.

 

Thanks,
Best regards,
Sheng

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi Rahul,


There's a bug with ISMCE instance id. There's no problem on order version Quartus. I'll report this to engineering team.


Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng


sstrell
Honored Contributor III
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The "NONE" instance ID bug has been around for a while.

ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi sstrell,


Yes, the "NONE" instance ID bug has been around for a while since version 20.1. I had reported this to engineering team. Hopefully can get a fix asap.


Regards,

Sheng


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