Intel® Stratix® 10 GX FPGA Development Kit User Guide

ID 683674
Date 4/02/2020
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6.2. Running the Board Test System

Before you begin

With the power to the board off, follow these steps:
  1. Connect the USB cable to your PC and the board.
  2. Ensure that the Ethernet patch cord is plugged into the RJ-45 connector.
  3. Check whether the development board switches and jumpers are set according to your preferences.
  4. Set the load selector switch (SW3.3) to OFF for user hardware1 (page#1). The development kit ships with the CFI Flash device preprogrammed with a default:
    • Factory FPGA configuration for running the Board Update Portal design example
    • User configuration for running the BTS demonstration
  5. Turn on the power to the board. The board loads the design stored in the user hardware1 portion of flash memory into the FPGA. If your board is still in the factory configuration, or if you have downloaded a newer version of the BTS to the flash memory through the Board Update Portal, the design loads the GPIO, Ethernet and flash memory tests.
Note: To ensure operating stability, keep the USB cable connected and the board powered on when running the demonstration application. The BTS cannot run correctly unless the USB cable is attached and the board is on.

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 receive a message prompting you to configure your board with a valid BTS design. Refer to the Configure Menu on configuring your board.
Note: If some design is running in the FPGA, the BTS GUI loads the design file (.sof) in the image folder to check the current running design in the FPGA; therefore the design running in the FPGA must be the same as the design file in the image folder.