AN 738: Intel® Arria® 10 Device Design Guidelines

ID 683555
Date 6/30/2017
Document Table of Contents Remote System Upgrades

Remote system upgrades help deliver feature enhancements and bug fixes without costly recalls, and reduces time-to-market, extends product life, and helps avoid system downtime. Arria® 10 devices feature dedicated remote system upgrade circuitry. Soft logic (either the Nios® embedded processor or user logic) implemented in a Arria® 10 device can download a new configuration image from a remote location, store it in the configuration memory, and direct the dedicated remote system upgrade circuitry to initiate a reconfiguration cycle.

Arria® 10 devices support remote system upgrades only in the single-device AS configuration scheme with EPCQ-L devices. You can implement remote system upgrades in conjunction with design security and real-time decompression of configuration data. To implement the remote system upgrade interface, use the ALTREMOTE_UPDATE megafunction.