AN 708: Application Note - PCI Express DMA Reference Design Using External Memory

ID 683390
Date 5/17/2017
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Running the Reference Design

The reference design has the following hardware and software requirements:

Hardware Requirements

  • The FPGA Development Kit
    • Arria® V GX FPGA Development Kit
    • Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit
    • Cyclone® V GX FPGA Development Kit
    • Stratix® V GX FPGA Development Kit
  • A computer with a PCIe slot running Windows or either 32- or 64 bit Linux.This computer is referred as computer number 1.
  • A second computer with the Quartus® Prime software installed. This computer downloads the FPGA programming file (.sof) to the FPGA on the development kit. This computer is referred as computer number 2.
  • A USB cable or other Intel® FPGA download cable.

Software Requirements

  • The reference design software installed on computer number 1.
  • The Quartus® Prime software installed on computer number 2.