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

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

3. Debugging Transceiver Links

The Transceiver Toolkit helps you optimize high-speed serial links in your board design by providing real-time control, monitoring, and debugging of the transceiver links running on your board.

The Transceiver Toolkit allows you to:

  • Control the transmitter or receiver channels to optimize transceiver settings and hardware features.
  • Test bit-error rate (BER) while running multiple links at the target data rate.
  • Control internal pattern generators and checkers, as well as enabling loopback modes.
  • Run auto sweep tests to identify the best physical media attachment (PMA) settings for each link.
  • For Stratix® V devices, view the receiver horizontal and vertical eye margin during testing.
  • Test multiple devices across multiple boards simultaneously.
Note: The Transceiver Toolkit runs from the System Console framework.
To launch the toolkit, click Tools > System Debugging Tools > Transceiver Toolkit. Alternatively, you can run Tcl scripts from the command-line:
system-console --script=<name of script>

For an online demonstration using the Transceiver Toolkit to run a high-speed link test with one of the design examples, refer to the Transceiver Toolkit Online Demo on the Altera website.