Intel® Agilex™ Configuration User Guide

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Date 5/30/2022

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1.2. Intel® Agilex™ Configuration Architecture

The Secure Device Manager (SDM) is a triple-redundant processor-based module that manages configuration and the security features of Intel® Agilex™ devices. The SDM is available on all Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs and SoC devices.

The block diagram below provides an overview of the Intel® Agilex™ configuration architecture which includes the following blocks:

  • SDM: More information about the SDM is contained in later sections.
  • Configuration network: The SDM uses this dedicated, parallel configuration network to distribute the configuration bitstream to Local Sector Managers (LSMs). You cannot access this network.
  • LSMs: The LSM is a microprocessor. Each configuration sector includes an LSM. The LSM parses configuration bitstream and configures the logic elements for its sector. After configuration, the LSM performs the following functions:
    • Monitors for single event upsets at the sector level
    • Processes responses to single event upsets (SEUs)
    • Performs integrity checks in user mode
  • Other sub-systems: Refer to the Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs and SoCs Advanced Information Brief for device overview information about the transceiver tile variants.
Figure 2.  Intel® Agilex™ Configuration Architecture Block Diagram