Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Scripting

ID 683432
Date 10/04/2021

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Document Table of Contents start_insystem_source_probe (::quartus::insystem_source_probe)

The following table displays information for the start_insystem_source_probe Tcl command:

Tcl Package and Version

Belongs to ::quartus::insystem_source_probe

Syntax start_insystem_source_probe [-h | -help] [-long_help] -device_name <device name> -hardware_name <hardware name>
Arguments -h | -help Short help
-long_help Long help with examples and possible return values
-device_name <device name> Name of the device that holds the In-System Sources and Probes instances
-hardware_name <hardware name> Name of programming hardware connected to the JTAG chain

Use this command before beginning any In-System Sources and Probes transactions

Example Usage
#List probe data of instance 0
start_insystem_source_probe -hardware_name "USB-Blaster \[USB-0\]" -device_name "@1: EP1S25/_HARDCOPY_FPGA_PROTOTYPE (0x020030DD)"
puts "probe data of instance 0"
puts [read_probe_data -instance_index 0]
Return Value Code Name Code String Return
TCL_OK 0 INFO: Operation successful
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: The specified device is not found.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: The specified hardware is not found.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: An internal Tcl interpreter error occurred.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: JTAG communication error detected. Errors can be caused by hardware failure or poor signal integrity in the JTAG chain.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: No In-System Sources and Probes instance was found.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: There is already an active In-System Sources and Probes session started. Unable to start another session.
TCL_ERROR 1 ERROR: The device is locked by another application.