Intel® Stratix® 10 DX FPGA Development Kit User Guide

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Date 9/25/2023
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3. Power Up the Development Kit

The Intel® Stratix® 10 DX FPGA development kit is designed to operate in two modes:
  • As a PCIe* add-in card
  • Bench-top mode
When operating the card as a PCIe* system, insert the card into an available PCIe* slot and connect a 2x4 pin PCIe* power cable from the system to power connectors at J42 of the board.
Note: When operating as a PCIe* add-in card, the board does not power on unless power is supplied to J42.

In Bench-top mode, you must supply the board with 240 W of power supply connected to the power connector J42.

This development kit ships with its switches preconfigured to support the design examples in the kit. If you suspect that your board may not be correctly configured with the default settings, refer to the Default Switch and Jumper Settings section of this chapter.

Follow these instructions:
  1. Connect the supplied power supply to an outlet and the DC Power Jack (J42) on the FPGA board.
    Note: Use only the supplied power supply. Power regulation circuits on the board can be damaged by power supplies with greater voltage.
  2. Set the power switch (SW31) to the ON position.
When the board powers up, the blue LED illuminates and the board is ready for use. The Orange LED (D56) should also illuminate indicating that all the power rails on the board are good. If the POWER GOOD LED (D56) is not illuminated, it indicates that the power supply is malfunctioned and the board will not power up.
Note: The standby powers are always present as soon as the AUX power is applied to J42. Use power switch SW31 to start the board.