Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Debug Tools

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Date 10/13/2021
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5.6. Monitoring Locations in Memory

The ISMCE allows you to monitor information in memory regions. For example, you can determine if a counter increments, or if a given word changes. For memories connected to a NIOS processor, you can observe how the software uses key regions of memory.
  • Click to synchronize the Hex Editor to the current instance's content.
    The Hex Editor displays in red content that changed with respect to the last device synchronization.
    Figure 101. Hex Editor after Manually Editing Content
  • If you want a live output of the memory contents instead of manually synchronizing, click .
    Continuous read is analogous to using Signal Tap in continuous acquisition, with the memory values appearing as words in the Hex Editor instead of toggling waveforms.
Note: ( Intel® Stratix® 10 only) ISMCE logic can perform Read/Write operations only when the design logic is idle. If the design logic attempts a write or an address change operation, the design logic prevails, and the ISMCE operation times out. An error message lets you know that the memory connected to the In-System Memory Content Editor instance is in use, and memory content is not updated.

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