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Problems interfacing to Arria10


Hello, I just got started with the Arria10 Dev kit revE3.1 and am having some issues

The machine I am working on runs Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 7.8

I have Quartus Prime 17.1 along with the Arria10 Developers Kit Package installed. 

I have been following the User guide for this board and tried running the Board Test System. I got the BTS to run by executing the bts.jar file in the arria10 Developers Kit Package but i have not had much success getting it to work.

I have the board connected to my network and I have the IP address showing on the board but the BTS just says "connecting..." and shows Web Link Address however the board shows, I can hit refresh on the BTS which refreshes the board but still the same problem. I can connect to the web server associated with the IP address though. 

When i try to run a design i get an error that says "Failed to get this device. Pleas make sure system console is closed. Close this GUI and check the board connection."

I also see an error in terminal and i'm not sure what that means at the moment. 

SEVERE: java.util.concurrent.ExecutionException: java.lang.NumberFormatException: For input string: "USB-BlasterII on localhost (3-6)"


On another note I have also tried following a tutorial on to build and install U-boot . I am following the instructions there to program QSPI flash and upon running:

~/intelFPGA_pro/20.1/embedded/ \
quartus_hps -c 1 -o pv -a 0x0000000 u-boot-splx4.sfp

I get the following error in terminal: 

Error: Unable to detect HPS device
Error: Quartus Prime Programmer was unsuccessful. 0 errors, 0 warnings
    Error: Peak virtual memory: 213 megabytes
    Error: Processing ended: Fri Jan 15 13:42:46 2021
    Error: Elapsed time: 00:00:04
    Error: Total CPU time (on all processors): 00:00:00


Thanks for your time!

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BTS is meant for Win OS only so it may not be compatible with Linux OS. If you have Win OS then perhaps you can try out BTS.




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ok, thanks for letting me know.

Would you happen to know why I am having problems talking to the HPS using the HPS programmer? every command I try to talk to the HPS returns an error saying unable to detect HPS device. I am using the arria10 board.  I am not sure why i keep getting this error.

Thanks for your time

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You have to install USB Blaster II driver from your Quartus Pro installation path.

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