Arria® 10 FPGA Development Kit User Guide

ID 683526
Date 5/15/2024
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4. Board Test System

The Board Test System (BTS) provides an easy-to-use interface to alter functional settings and observe the results. You can use the BTS to test board components, modify functional parameters, observe performance, and measure power usage.

Figure 11. Board Test System GUI

While using the BTS, you reconfigure the FPGA several times with test designs specific to the functionality you are testing. Several designs are provided to test the major board features. Each design provides data for one or more tabs in the application. The Configure menu identifies the appropriate design to download to the FPGA for each tab.

After successful FPGA configuration, the appropriate tab appears that allows you to exercise the related board features. Highlights appear in the board picture around the corresponding components.

The BTS communicates over the JTAG bus to a test design running in the FPGA. The Board Test System and Power Monitor share the JTAG bus with other applications like the Nios® II debugger and the Signal Tap II Logic Analyzer. Because the BTS is designed based on the Quartus® Prime Programmer and System Console, be sure to close other applications before you use the BTS application.