Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX Device Design Guidelines

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Date 11/06/2017
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Serial Configuration Devices

Intel® quad-serial configuration devices (EPCQL) are used in the AS configuration scheme.

Serial configuration devices can be programmed using an Intel® FPGA Download Cable II or Intel FPGA Ethernet Cable II download cable with the Intel® Quartus® Prime software through the active serial interface.

Alternatively, you can use the supported third-party programmers such as BP Microsystems and System General, or a microprocessor with the SRunner software driver. SRunner is a software driver developed for embedded serial configuration device programming that designers can customize to fit in different embedded systems.

Table 11.  Serial Configuration Devices Checklist
Number Done? Checklist Item
1   If you want to use the AS configuration mode with large device densities, confirm there is a configuration device available that is large enough for your target FPGA density.

Serial configuration devices do not directly support the JTAG interface; however, you can program the device with JTAG download cables using the Cyclone 10 GX FPGA as a bridge between the JTAG interface and the configuration device, allowing both devices to use the same JTAG interface.

Note: Programming the EPCQL using the SFL solution is slower than using the standard AS interface because it must configure the FPGA before programming EPCQL configuration devices.