Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP FPGA Evaluation Kit User Guide

ID 683580
Date 12/19/2019
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3.1. Powering Up the Evaluation Board

There are two power supply options provided for the Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP FPGA Evaluation Board. The first is USB powered and the second is external AC/DC adapter powered. These two options can be used for different applications.

For most applications without Arduino, 2x20 GPIO, Pmod daughter cards, using an USB Cable offers sufficient current.

For some applications, daughter cards may draw high power consumption that USB port cannot offer sufficient current. A common 5 V AC/DC adapter can be plugged into the DC Jack J12 to offer higher current.

Use 5 V adapter for DC Jack J12 only. Components on the board can get damaged by power supplies with greater voltage.
To prepare and apply power to the board, perform the following steps:
  1. The Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP evaluation board ships with its board switches pre-configured to support the design examples in the evaluation kit collateral. If you suspect your board might not be correctly configured with the default settings, follow the instructions in Default Switch Settings to return the board to its factory settings before proceeding.
  2. Connect either USB cable to J17 or 5 V DC adapter to J12 to power up the board.
  3. After the board is powered up correctly, status LED illuminates. If you are using factory image stored in flash, the Blue LED will be ON to indicate power is good. Yellow LED D5 will be ON to indicate the FPGA is configured successfully. User LEDs D6, D7, D8, D9 will be blinking which is set in factory image.