2.2. Running the Ethernet Toolkit
Avalon® memory-mapped interface provides access to various toolkits. To avoid possible Avalon® memory-mapped interface arbitration issues, ensure only one toolkit has access to the interface at the time.
If your E-tile Ethernet IP design example has auto-negotiation and link training enabled, set 0xB0 register bit to 1 before accessing PMA registers via the transceiver reconfiguration interface. Read back 0xB0 register bit to ensure no conflict with the auto-negotiation and link training function. For register description, refer to the E-tile Hard IP User Guide.
Perform the following steps to launch the Ethernet Toolkit:
- In the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, select Tools > System Debugging Tools > System Console to launch the system console.
- In the system console, click Load Design in the Toolkit Explorer tab, and load the generated .sof file. If you already have Intel® Quartus® Prime project containing .sof is open, you just need to launch the system console.
- You can see all of the Ethernet IP instances supported by Ethernet Toolkit within the design. Select one of the instances. The Ethernet Toolkit can automatically detect an instance of a supported Ethernet Intel® FPGA IP within a design.
- Now select the toolkit corresponding to the Ethernet IP that was selected in Details tab, and click Open Toolkit.
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