AN 738: Intel® Arria® 10 Device Design Guidelines

ID 683555
Date 6/30/2017
Document Table of Contents

1.3.4. Planning for Device Configuration

Arria® 10 devices are based on SRAM cells, so you must download configuration data to the Arria® 10 device each time the device powers up, because SRAM is volatile. Consider whether you require multiple configuration schemes, such as one for debugging or testing and another for the production environment.

Choosing the device configuration method early allows system and board designers to determine what companion devices, if any, are required for the system. Your board layout also depends on the configuration method you plan to use for the programmable device, because different schemes require different connections.

In addition, Arria® 10 devices offer advanced configuration features, depending on your configuration scheme. Arria® 10 devices also include optional configuration pins and a reconfiguration option that you should choose early in the design process (and set up in the Quartus® Prime software), so you have all the information required for your board and system design.