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

ID 683030
Date 4/20/2022
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2.7.1. Writing an SD Card Image onto the Micro SD Flash Card

To write an Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™-compatible SD card image onto the micro SD flash card on Windows, download and install the Win32 Disk Imager, and then write the SD card image onto the micro SD flash card. The SD card image contains everything you need to start using OpenCL on the board.

The SD card image linux_sd_card_image.tgz is included in the Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Reference Platform, available with the SDK.

You must have administrator privileges.

  1. Extract the files from the %INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT%\board\c5soc\linux_sd_card_image.tgz archive.
    You can use tools such as 7zip or WinZip to extract the SD card image file from the .tgz archive.
    Note: To locate the directory, open a Windows command prompt and then type echo %INTELFPGAOCLSDKROOT% at the command prompt.
  2. Download the Win32 Disk Imager from the SourceForge website.
  3. Unzip the Win32 Disk Imager and the SD card image to a directory that you own.
  4. Insert the micro SD card into the card reader and connect it to your PC.
  5. Launch the Win32 Disk Imager. In the dialog box, under Image File, browse to the SD card image file.
  6. From the Device pull-down menu, select the destination drive of the micro SD card.
    Warning: Specifying the wrong device name might cause the SD card image to overwrite all existing data.
  7. Click Write.
  8. After you write the image onto the micro SD flash card, insert the card into the micro SD card slot on the Cyclone V SoC Development Kit.
  9. Power up the board.
    If the LEDs on the FPGA flash in a counter pattern, the image is written onto the micro SD card successfully. A section of OpenCL logic on the FPGA drives these LEDs.