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ARM DS USB BLASTER or USB BLASTER II ?

GOMEZ_IT
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Good morning everyone.
I have a custom board with the CycloneV SoC on board.
This board has 2 JTAG connectors, one for the FPGA configuration and the other for the HPS section.
I wanted to know if the Intel version ARM DS ide (Arm* Development Studio Version 2023.1 for Intel® SoC FPGA)
also supports an external  USB BLASTER for debugging, in addition to the external USB BLASTER II.

regards, Luca.

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GOMEZ_IT
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It's really frustrating. I've been trying to debug the cyclone v soc for weeks. No way.

My situation:

With quartus attaching to the jtag FPGA I have no problem:

FPGA_jtag.png

 

With quartus, attaching  to the jtag hps I detect this:

CV_hps_jtag.png

 

With Arm Development Studio IDE (23.1) if I try to debug (with external usb blaster 1) on jtag hps I always get this error:

jtag_hps_error.png

 

PATH variables are ok, and the IDE correctly recognizes my usb blaster (version 1):

Settings_ARM_DS.png

The PATH variables are ok, and the IDE recognizes My custom card is practically the same as Terasic's DE10-nano (in fact the Linux image of the DE10-nano runs correctly and everything works, including the ethernet port). The only difference is that I have NOT soldered the QSPI flash onto the board.

Could this be the problem?

The MSEL[4:0] are 01010

The BOOTSEL[2:0] are 101 (boot from sd card)

The CLOCKSEL[1:0] are 00

 

 

 

 

 

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GOMEZ_IT
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I also tried connecting my SEGGER JLINK to the HPS jtag port of my board.
By connecting, here is the result:

jlink_cv.png

Looks like the hps part is being detected correctly!
Can anyone tell me if USB BLASTER 1 (NOT USB BLASTER II!!) can be used to debug the ARM DS IDE?

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Fakhrul
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Hi GOMEZ_IT,


Sorry I might have missed your post.  It's recommended to use USB Blaster II because it's faster and more reliable for debugging.


Regards,

Fakhrul


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GOMEZ_IT
Beginner
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Thank you Fakhrul for your reply.
Could you confirm that debugging with USB-BLASTER (ver 1) doesn't work,
and gives the same errors I described in previous posts?

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Fakhrul
Employee
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Hi GOMEZ_IT,

 

Unfortunately, we cannot provide clarification on that matter as Arm Development Studio IDE (23.1) is not our product. Therefore, we have limitations in offering credentials on this point. But in the Arm® Development Studio's Hardware and Host Platform Requirements, on page 18, it does mentioned the requirement to use the USB Blaster II.

Fakhrul_0-1717146242316.png

 

Regards,

Fakhrul

 

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GOMEZ_IT
Beginner
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OK thank you. Then I will try to buy a USB BLASTER II and try to use it. I will update the post once the test is done.
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Fakhrul
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Hi GOMEZ_IT,


I’m glad that your question has been addressed, I now transition this thread to community support. This thread will be transitioned to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you.


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