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DE10-Lite LED segment seems broken

asp211
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Hello everyone,

 

I recently bought a DE10-Lite FPGA board, and it first seemed to work fine. However, a few weeks later, I notice that one of the seven segment LEDs are broken (just one of the segments). When I plug in the FPGA to power, all of the segment LEDs flash in the usual pattern, except for just one of them, making it seem that its broken. I even try to code up a program to light up all LEDs, and that singular segment still is not lighting up. 

 

Is there something I can do to fix this? Thanks.

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SyafieqS
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You mean broken is not light on at all?

Just to clarify, rtl wise previously working with hardware(led) now is not?


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asp211
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It will not light up at all. Previously, I was able to code some SystemVerilog to light it up, but now, it won't turn on under any circumstance.

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SyafieqS
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If any design pinned to the led and did not work as expected, there must be something wrong with the hardware issue. If you still has warranty, you may contact your distributor.

Have you tried to signaltap to see if there is any electrical signal at the led? This is to verify that the led.



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SyafieqS
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Let me know if there is any update


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SyafieqS
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ems37ufl
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I'm using the DE10-Lite devices in a course for the first time this semester. (I am a faculty member.) At least a dozen students have had segments on the 7-segment displays fail. Many students have had multiple failures. Other students have reported that using the other (non-7-segment) LEDs have caused state machines to fail to operate correctly. Electrically and logically this makes no sense, assuming the schematics are accurate. But using a tri-state buffer between the outputs and the LEDs (with either a high or high impedance going to the LED) seems to remedy the issue.

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