Planning for Device Configuration
Cyclone 10 GX devices are based on SRAM cells, so you must download configuration data to the Cyclone 10 GX device each time the device powers up, because SRAM is volatile. Consider whether you require multiple configuration schemes, such as one for debugging or testing and another for the production environment.
Choosing the device configuration method early allows system and board designers to determine what companion devices, if any, are required for the system. Your board layout also depends on the configuration method you plan to use for the programmable device, because different schemes require different connections.
In addition, Cyclone 10 GX devices offer advanced configuration features, depending on your configuration scheme. Cyclone 10 GX devices also include optional configuration pins and a reconfiguration option that you should choose early in the design process (and set up in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software), so you have all the information required for your board and system design.
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