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

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7.2.2.3.4. Using PC Host and Download Cable

To configure multiple Intel® Arria® 10 devices, connect the devices to a download cable, as shown in the following figure.

Note: By default, the nCEO pin is disabled in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. For the multi-device configuration chain, you must enable the nCEO pin in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. Otherwise, device configuration could fail.
Figure 144. Multiple Device PS Configuration Using an Intel FPGA Download Cable


When a device completes configuration, its nCEO pin is released low to activate the nCE pin of the next device. Configuration automatically begins for the second device.