I am using Quartus 19.1 for a Stratix S10 1SX280LN3. After successfully compiling my project with the latest .stp file created from signal tap analyzer (no warnings other than some registers pruned away) and programming the device, I keep getting the message "program the device to continue" when launching signal tap. Of course if I program the device, I keep getting the same message.
That makes it impossible to debug my project.
Many thanks for any input you may have,
That status message isn't always 100% accurate, especially if you program the device in the Programmer instead of directly from the JTAG Configuration section of the .stp file window. Just try starting the logic analyzer after programming the device. If it works, great. If not, you may get a message about why it won't run.
Thanks for the feedback. The same issue arises whether I use the programmer or directly program the .sof from the signal tap analyzer window.
On top of that, I would like to enable signal tap to debug some faulty behavior at power up that happens once in a while, therefore I do not want to re-program the device once the faulty behavior happens.
For that, you need to set up a power-up trigger that does exactly what you need: look for a trigger event to occur after device programming but before you can manually start the logic analyzer. See the debug tools user guide for details on setting up a power-on trigger.
Yes I am aware, but that doesn't work when the message "program the device to continue" is displayed. I am sure the trigger worked, but I can't get the data from signal tap.
Are you programming in the .stp window or in the Programmer?
If you are successfully programming the device from within the .stp window and you are still seeing that status, which is preventing you from starting the logic analyzer to obtain the power-up trigger captured data, the only thing I can think of is recompile and generate a new programming file.
Regarding to the issue "Program the device to continue", you may checkout the webpage below for solution.
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