Intel® Stratix® 10 SX SoC Development Kit User Guide

ID 683303
Date 6/02/2023
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5. Board Test System

This development kit includes an application called the Board Test System (BTS). The BTS is an easy-to-use interface to alter functional settings of the FPGA portion of the SoC.

Figure 32. BTS Graphical User Interface (GUI)

You can use the BTS to test board components, modify functional parameters, observe performance and measure power usage. While using the BTS, you reconfigure the FPGA several times with test designs specific to the functionality you are testing.

Several designs are provided to test the major board features. Each design provides data for one or more tabs in the application. The Configure menu identifies the appropriate design to download to the FPGA.

After successful FPGA configuration, the appropriate tab appears that allows you to exercise control over the related board features. Highlights appear in the board picture around the corresponding components.

The BTS communicates over the JTAG bus to a test design running in the FPGA. The BTS and Power Monitor share the JTAG bus with other applications like Nios® II debugger and the Signal Tap Embedded Logic Analyzer.