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

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

2.1. Introduction to System Console

System Console provides visibility into your design and allows you to perform system-level debug on a FPGA at run-time. System Console performs tests on debug-enabled Platform Designer (Standard) instantiated IP cores. A variety of debug services provide read and write access to elements in your design. You can perform the following tasks with System Console and the tools built on top of System Console:
  • Bring up boards with both finalized and partially complete designs.
  • Perform remote debug with internet access.
  • Automate run-time verification through scripting across multiple devices in your system.
  • Test serial links with point-and-click configuration tuning in the Transceiver Toolkit.
  • Debug memory interfaces with the External Memory Interface Toolkit.
  • Integrate your debug IP into the debug platform.
  • Test the performance of your ADC and analog chain on a Intel® MAX® 10 device with the ADC Toolkit.
  • Perform system verification with MATLAB*/Simulink.
Figure 4. System Console Tools (Tools) shows the applications that interact with System Console. The System Console API supports services that access your design in operation. Some services have specific hardware requirements.
Note: Use debug links to connect the host to the target you are debugging.