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

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

3.14. Debugging Transceiver Links Revision History

The following revision history applies to this chapter:

Document Version Intel® Quartus® Prime Version Changes
2018.09.24 18.1.0 Initial release in Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition User Guide.
2018.07.03 18.0.0
  • Added Device Family column to table: Transceiver Toolkit Control Pane Settings
2017.11.06 17.1.0
  • Renamed EyeQ to Eye Viewer.
  • Updated topic "Transceiver Debugging Flow" and renamed to "Transceiver Debugging Flow Walkthrough".
  • Updated instructions for instantiating and parameterizing Debug IP cores.
    • Removed figure: "Altera Debug Master Endpoint Block Diagram".
  • Added step on programming designs as a part of the debugging flow.
  • Updated information about debugging transceiver links for Intel Arria 10 devices.
2016.10.31 16.1.0
  • Removed EyeQ support for Intel Arria 10.
  • Renamed "Continuous Adaptation" to "Adaptation Enabled".
2015.11.02 15.1.0 Changed instances of Quartus II to Intel Quartus Prime.
  • Added description of new Refresh button.
  • Added description of VGA dialog box.
  • Added two tables in Transceiver Toolkit Commands section.
    • Hard Data Pattern Generator Commands
    • Hard Data Pattern Checker Commands
  • Separated Arria 10 and Stratix V system configuration steps.
May 2015 15.0.0
  • Added section about Implementation Differences Between Stratix V and Arria 10.
  • Added section about Recommended Flow for Arria 10 Transceiver Toolkit Design with the Quartus II Software.
  • Added section about Transceiver Toolkit Troubleshooting
  • Updated the following sections with information about using the Transceiver Toolkit with Arria 10 devices:
    • Serial Bit Comparator Mode
    • Arria 10 Support and Limitations
    • Configuring BER Tests
    • Configuring PRBS Signal Eye Tests
    • Adapting Altera Design Examples
    • Modifying Design Examples
    • Configuring Custom Traffic Signal Eye Tests
    • Configuring Link Optimization Tests
    • Configuring PMA Analog Setting Control
    • Running BER Tests
    • Toolkit GUI Setting Reference
  • Reworked Table: Transceiver Toolkit IP Core Configuration
  • Replaced Figure: EyeQ Settings and Status Showing Results of Two Test Runs with Figure: EyeQ Settings and Status Showing Results of Three Test Runs.
  • Added Figure: Arria 10 Altera Debug Master Endpoint Block Diagram.
  • Added Figure: BER Test Configuration (Arria10/ Gen 10/ 20nm) Block Diagram.
  • Added Figure: PRBS Signal Test Configuration (Arria 10/ 20nm) Block Diagram.
  • Added Figure: Custom Traffic Signal Eye Test Configuration (Arria 10/ Gen 10/ 20nm) Block Diagram.
  • Added Figure: PMA Analog Setting Control Configuration (Arria 10/ Gen 10/ 20nm) Block Diagram.
  • Added Figure: One Channel Loopback Mode (Arria 10/ 20nm) Block Diagram.
  • Added Figure: Four Channel Loopback Mode (Arria 10/ Gen 10/ 20nm) Block Diagram.

Software Version 15.0 Limitations

  • Transceiver Toolkit supports EyeQ for Arria 10 designs.
  • Supports optional hard acceleration for EyeQ. This allows for much faster EyeQ data collection. Enable this in the Arria 10 Transceiver Native PHY IP core under the Dynamic Configuration tab. Turn on Enable ODI acceleration logic.
December, 2014 14.1.0
  • Added section about Arria 10 support and limitations.
June, 2014 14.0.0
  • Updated GUI changes for Channel Manager with popup menus, IP Catalog, Quartus II, and Qsys.
  • Added ADME and JTAG debug link info for Arria 10.
  • Added instructions to run Tcl script from command line.
  • Added heat map display option.
  • Added procedure to use internal PLL to generate reconfig_clk.
  • Added note stating RX CDR PLL status can toggle in LTD mode.
November, 2013 13.1.0
  • Reorganization and conversion to DITA.
May, 2013 13.0.0
  • Added Conduit Mode Support, Serial Bit Comparator, Required Files and Tcl command tables.
November, 2012 12.1.0
  • Minor editorial updates. Added Tcl help information and removed Tcl command tables. Added 28-Gbps Transceiver support section.
August, 2012 12.0.1
  • General reorganization and revised steps in modifying Altera example designs.
June, 2012 12.0.0
  • Maintenance release for update of Transceiver Toolkit features.
November, 2011 11.1.0
  • Maintenance release for update of Transceiver Toolkit features.
May, 2011 11.0.0
  • Added new Tcl scenario.
December, 2010 10.1.0
  • Changed to new document template. Added new 10.1 release features.
August, 2010 10.0.1
  • Corrected links.
July 2010 10.0.0
  • Initial release.