Intel® Stratix® 10 TX Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit User Guide

ID 683591
Date 9/27/2019
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5.2. Running the Board Test System

Before you begin

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 enviromment variable $QUARTUS_ROOTDIR. The BTS 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 18.1. For example, the Development Kit Installer version 18.1 requires that the Intel® Quartus® Prime software 18.1 or later version to be installed.

Also, to ensure that the FPGA is configured successfully, you should install the latest Intel® Quartus® Prime software that can support the silicon on the development kit. For this board, Intel recommends you install Intel® Quartus® Prime version 19.1.0 B240.

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

To run the BTS

  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 corresponding to the design running in the FPGA. If the design loaded in the FPGA is not supported by the BTS GUI, you will receive a message prompting you to configure your board with a valid BTS design. Refer to the Configure Menu for information on configuring your board.