AN 936: Executing SDM Commands via JTAG Interface

ID 683313
Date 3/29/2021

1.2. Installing the SDM Command Tool in System Console

The SDM command tool consists of two Tcl scripts located in the Download Tcl Scripts (.zip) folder:
  • sdm_command.tcl: Contains all example functions
  • mailbox_data.tcl: SDM Command Tool extension. This script contains the error codes definition and MSEL settings.
The Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software uses system console to execute the SDM command tool.
  1. Use one of the below methods to launch the System Console:
    • In the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, click Tools > System Debugging Tools > System Console.
    • In the Nios® II command shell Windows OS or Terminal in Linux OS, execute system-console command.
    • In the Quartus Standalone Programmer (if installed without the Quartus software), launch System Console by executing:
      • system_console.exe in the <programmer_path>\syscon\bin folder using the Windows OS.
      • system-console in the <programmer_path>\syscon\bin folder using the Linux OS.
  2. In the System Console window, change the working directory to the location of the saved sdm_command.tcl and mailbox_data.tcl scripts.
  3. Source the SDM command tool using the following command:
    % source sdm_command.tcl