Intel® Arria® 10 Core Fabric and General Purpose I/Os Handbook

ID 683461
Date 10/25/2023
Document Table of Contents Using One Configuration Data

To configure multiple Arria® 10 devices in a chain using one configuration data, connect the devices to an external host, as shown in the following figure.

Note: By default, the nCEO pin is disabled in the Quartus® Prime software. For the multi-device configuration chain, you must enable the nCEO pin in the Quartus® Prime software. Otherwise, device configuration could fail.
Figure 143. Multiple Device PS Configuration When Both Devices Receive the Same Set of Configuration Data

The nCE pins of the devices in the chain are connected to GND, allowing configuration for these devices to begin and end at the same time.