Accelerator Functional Unit Developer Guide: Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 Variants

ID 683190
Date 7/15/2022
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5. Capturing Signals in AFU with Signal Tap

This section is a short guide on adding remote Signal Tap instances to an AFU for in system debugging. You can follow the steps in the following sections, in order of execution to create an instrumented AFU. The hello_afu project is used in this guide as the target AFU to be instrumented.

You need a basic understanding of Signal Tap. Please see the "Signal Tap Logic Analyzer: Introduction & Getting Started" Web Based Training for more information.

There are two ways you can run the Signal Tap GUI:
  • On a remote laptop or workstation connected through the network to a server with the N3000 with a Signal Tap instrumented FPGA image.
    Figure 42. Remote Debugging Scenarios
  • With a Signal Tap GUI running locally on the server with the N3000.
    Figure 43. Local Debugging Scenarios

Now that you have compiled the hello_afu design, you can proceed as follows for adding Signal Tap to the design.