Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Standard Edition: Cyclone® V SoC Getting Started Guide

ID 683030
Date 4/20/2022
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3.7.3. Setting Up Terminal Connection

To set up the terminal connection on the Cyclone® V SoC Development Kit for use with the Linux version of the Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™, specify the USB virtual COM port settings.
  1. Connect the board to your development machine via the micro-USB port that is closest to the power supply connector on the board.
  2. Connect the board to the power supply and power it up.
  3. Run the command dmesg | tail to determine which device the Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) driver assigns for the connection (e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0).
  4. Setup the minicom as follows:
    1. Ensure that minicom is installed on your system. If not, invoke the yum install minicom command.
    2. Run minicom -s as root to enter the minicom setup mode.
    3. Select Serial port setup and then press Enter.
    4. Press A to change Serial Device to /dev/ttyUSB0 and then press Enter.
    5. Press E to change the port settings. Press E again to select 115200 for Speed, and then press Q to set Data/Parity/Stopbits to 8-N-1 configuration.
    6. Press Enter twice to return to the main minicom setup menu.
    7. Select Save setup as dfl and then press Enter to save the minicom settings as defaults.
    8. Select Exit.
  5. Without powering down, restart the board.
    You should see Linux boot messages appear on the terminal command of your choice.