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

ID 683552
Date 9/24/2018
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3.6.5. Verifying Hardware Connections

After creating links, verify that the channels connect correctly and loop back properly on the hardware. This precaution saves time in the workflow.
Use the toolkit to send data patterns and receive them correctly:
  1. In the Receiver tab, verify that RX CDR locked to Data is set to Locked.
    Figure 28. RX CDR Locked to Data
  2. Start the generator on the Transmitter Channel.
  3. Start the checker on the Receiver Channel.
  4. Verify you have Lock to Data, and the Bit Error Rate between the two is very low or zero.

After you verify communication between transmitter and receiver, you can create a link between the two transceivers and perform Auto Sweep and Eye Viewer 4 tests with the pair.

4 Eye Viewer available only for Stratix® V devices.