8.3.6. User Mode
You can enable the optional INIT_DONE pin to monitor the initialization stage. After the INIT_DONE pin is pulled high, initialization completes and your design starts executing. The user I/O pins will then function as specified by your design.
During device initialization stage, the FPGA registers, core logic, and I/O are not released from reset at the same time. The increase in clock frequency, device size, and design complexity require a reset strategy that considers the differences in the release from reset. Intel® recommends that you use the following implementations to reset your design properly and until the device has fully entered user mode:
- Hold the entire design in reset for a period of time by following the CONF_DONE high to user mode (tCD2UM) or CONF_DONE high to user mode with CLKUSR option turned on (tCD2UMC) specifications as defined in the Arria® V Device Datasheet before starting any operation after the device enters into user mode. For example, the tCD2UM range for Arria® V device is between 175 us to 437 us.
- If you have an external device that reacts based on an Intel® FPGA output pin, perform the following steps to avoid false reaction:
- Ensure that the external device ignores the state of the FPGA output pin until the external INIT_DONE pin goes high. Refer to the tCD2UM or tCD2UMC specifications in the Arria® V Device Datasheet for more information.
- Keep the input state to the external device constant by using the external logic until the external INIT_DONE pin goes high.
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