Intel® Agilex™ Configuration User Guide

ID 683673
Date 12/05/2022

A newer version of this document is available. Customers should click here to go to the newest version.

Document Table of Contents

7.2. Intel® Agilex™ Configuration Architecture Overview

Intel® Agilex™ devices employ configuration architecture that is quite similar to the Intel® Stratix® 10 architecture. The Secure Device Manager (SDM), a dedicated hard processor, controls and monitors all aspects of device configuration from device power-on reset. This configuration architecture is different from earlier Intel FPGA device families where state machines control configuration.

There are important differences between Intel® Agilex™ and Intel® Stratix® 10 devices and previous device families with respect to available configuration modes, configuration pin behavior, and connection guidelines. In addition, the bitstream format is different. Knowing about these differences and how these pins behave can help you understand and debug configuration issues.