Arria 10 GX Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit User Guide

ID 683553
Date 8/08/2017
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6.2. Running the Board Test System

The BTS relies on the Intel® Quartus® Prime software's specific library. Before running the BTS, open the Intel® Quartus® Prime software to automatically set the environment variable $QUARTUS_ROOTDIR. The Board Test System uses this environment variable to locate the Intel® Quartus® Prime library. The version of Intel® Quartus® Prime software set in the $QUARTUS_ROOTDIR environment variable should be newer than version 14.1. For example, the Development Kit Installer version 15.1 requires that the Intel® Quartus® Prime software 14.1 or later version to be installed.

Also, to ensure that the FPGA can be configured successfully, you should install the latest Intel® Quartus® Prime software which can support the silicon on the development kit.

Please refer to the README.txt file under examples\board_test_system directory.

To run the application:

  1. Navigate to the <package dir>\examples\board_test_system directory and run the BoardTestSystem.exe application.
  2. A GUI appears, displaying the application tab corresponds to the design running in the FPGA. If the design loaded in FPGA is not supported by BTS GUI, you will receive a message prompting you to configure your board with a valid Board Test System design. Refer to The Configure Menu for information on configuring your board.