Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Debug Tools

ID 683552
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents

3.1. Channel Manager

The Channel Manager is the graphical component of the Transceiver Toolkit. The Channel Manager allows you to configure and control transceiver channels and links, and adjust programmable analog settings to improve the signal integrity of the link. The Channel Manager is in the Workspace area of the System Console.

The Channel Manager consists of three tabs that display components in a spreadsheet format:

  • Transmitter Channels
  • Receiver Channels
  • Transceiver Links

The columns on each tab depend on the parameters of each device.

Figure 21. Example: Transceiver Links Tab of the Channel Manager

Channel Manager Functions

The Channel Manager simplifies actions such as:

  • Copying and pasting settings—Copy, paste, import, and export PMA settings to and from channels.
  • Importing and exporting settings— To export PMA settings to a text file, select a row in the Channel Manager. To apply the PMA settings from a text file, select one or more rows in the Channel Manager. The PMA settings in the text file apply to a single channel. When you import the PMA settings from a text file, you are duplicating one set of PMA settings for all the channels you select.
  • Starting and stopping tests—The Channel Manager allows you to start and stop tests by right-clicking the channels. You can select two or more rows in the Channel Manager to start or stop test for multiple channels.