Stratix® V Device Handbook: Volume 1: Device Interfaces and Integration

ID 683665
Date 10/18/2023
Document Table of Contents Using One Configuration Data

To configure multiple Stratix® V devices in a chain using one configuration data, connect the devices to an external host, as shown in the following figure.

Note: By default, the nCEO pin is disabled in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. For the multi-device configuration chain, you must enable the nCEO pin in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. Otherwise, device configuration could fail.
Figure 180. Multiple Device PS Configuration When Both Devices Receive the Same Set of Configuration Data

The nCE pins of the devices in the chain are connected to GND, allowing configuration for these devices to begin and end at the same time.