Intel Agilex® 7 Configuration User Guide

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Date 8/14/2023

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1.2. Intel Agilex® 7 Configuration Architecture

The Secure Device Manager (SDM) is a triple-redundant processor-based module that manages configuration and the security features of Intel Agilex® 7 devices. The SDM is available on all Intel Agilex® 7 devices.

The block diagram below provides an overview of the Intel Agilex® 7 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® 7 FPGAs and SoCs Advanced Information Brief.
Figure 2.  Intel Agilex® 7 Configuration Architecture Block Diagram