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

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Date 7/15/2022
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4.5.3. Creating an AFU with High Level Synthesis (HLS)

This section describes how to create an AFU using HLS.

The Intel® High Level Synthesis Accelerator Functional Unit (AFU) Design Example User Guide is adapted to the N3000 design flow to instruct the reader in performing steps to create a new AFU with the HLS design methodology.

You must obtain the Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 HLS AFU Design Example code from an Intel® Sales Agent.

Install HLS and set up your environment.
  1. Download the HLS tool from the Intel® website and install.
    1. From the Download Center for FPGAs web page, select "Additional Software".
    2. Download "Intel High Level Synthesis Compiles".
    Figure 37. Additional Software Tab
  2. Set downloaded file as executable and run:
    $ chmod +x 
    $ sudo ./ 
  3. Select the N3000 Quartus Development install directory as the Installation Directory for HLS Compiler as shown below:
    Figure 38. Installing Directory GUI
  4. Follow instructions in Section 1.3 of the Intel® High Level Synthesis Compiler Pro Edition: Getting Started Guide.
    For setup of the HLS Compiler, make the HLS initialization script executable:
    $ chmod +x <N3000 Install Directory>/inteldevstack/intelFPGA_pro/hls/

    This completes the installation process.