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

ID 683819
Date 10/02/2023

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8.12. Analyzing and Debugging Designs with the System Console Revision History

The following revision history applies to this chapter:

Document Version Intel® Quartus® Prime Version Changes
2023.10.02 23.3
  • Updated product family name to "Intel Agilex 7."
  • Revised the existing information and added a new example on how to locate the correct service path using full hierarchy name in Locating Available Services topic.
2022.12.12 22.4
  • Added new Customizing, Saving, and Resetting the System Console Layout topic for new layout manager feature.
2022.07.08 22.1
  • Fixed broken links in the following topics:
    • "Introduction to System Console"
    • "MATLAB and Simulink* in a System Verification Flow"
    • "System Console Example"
    • " Nios® II Gen 2 Processor Example"
2021.06.21 21.2
  • Moved System Console and Toolkit Tcl command descriptions to System Console and Toolkit Tcl Command Reference Manual and provided links to this new comprehensive document.
  • Replaced non-inclusive terms with "host" and "agent" inclusive terms for Avalon memory mapped interface descriptions and related GUI elements.
  • Added toolkit definition to Introduction to System Console topic.
  • Revised System Console Tools figure.
  • Revised wording of Autosweep View topic for clarity.
  • Added details to explanation of legacy toolkits in Available System Debugging Toolkits
  • Added ISSP service to Common Services for System Console table.
  • Added link to download center.
2020.09.28 20.3
  • Revised "Introduction to System Console" wording and block diagram.
  • Revised "Starting System Console" to consolidate all methods.
  • Revised "Toolkit Explorer Pane" to refer to launching toolkits.
  • Revised "Autosweep View" to account for use with or without toolkit and export and import of settings.
  • Added new "Launching a Toolkit in System Console" topic.
  • Added new "Available System Debugging Toolkits" topic.
  • Added new Toolkit Tcl Commands section.
  • Reordered some topics and updated outdated screenshots.
2019.09.30 19.3 Made the following updates in the Analyzing and Debugging Designs with System Console chapter:
  • Updated System Console GUI and System Explorer Pane topics to describe the new framework.
  • Added the following new topics to describe various panes and views added to the System Console:
    • System Console Default Panes
    • Toolkit Explorer Pane
    • Filtering and Searching Interactive Instances
    • Creating Collections from the Toolkit Explorer
    • System Console Views
    • Main View
    • Link Pair View
    • Autosweep View
    • Dashboard View
    • Eye View
  • Removed Working with Toolkit section completely since it was now outdated due to the implementation of new System Console framework.
2018.05.07 18.0.0 Removed obsolete section: Board Bring-Up with System Console Tutorial.
2017.05.08 17.0.0
  • Created topic Convert your Dashboard Scripts to Toolkit API.
  • Removed Registering the Service Example from Toolkit API Script Examples, and added corresponding code snippet to Registering a Toolkit.
  • Moved .toolkit Description File Example under Creating a Toolkit Description File.
  • Renamed Toolkit API GUI Example .toolkit File to .toolkit Description File Example.
  • Updated examples on Toolkit API to reflect current supported syntax.
2016.10.31 16.1.0
  • Implemented Intel rebranding.
2015.11.02 15.1.0
  • Edits to Toolkit API content and command format.
  • Added Toolkit API design example.
  • Added graphic to Introduction to System Console.
  • Deprecated Dashboard.
  • Changed instances of Quartus II to Intel® Quartus® Prime .
October 2015 15.1.0
  • Added content for Toolkit API
    • Required .toolkit and Tcl files
    • Registering and launching the toolkit
    • Toolkit discovery and matching toolkits to IP
    • Toolkit API commands table
May 2015 15.0.0 Added information about how to download and start System Console stand-alone.
December 2014 14.1.0
  • Added overview and procedures for using ADC Toolkit on MAX 10 devices.
  • Added overview for using MATLAB/Simulink Environment with System Console for system verification.
June 2014 14.0.0 Updated design examples for the following: board bring-up, dashboard service, Nios II processor, design service, device service, monitor service, bytestream service, SLD service, and ISSP service.
November 2013 13.1.0 Re-organization of sections. Added high-level information with block diagram, workflow, SLD overview, use cases, and example Tcl scripts.
June 2013 13.0.0 Updated Tcl command tables. Added board bring-up design example. Removed SOPC Builder content.
November 2012 12.1.0 Re-organization of content.
August 2012 12.0.1 Moved Transceiver Toolkit commands to Transceiver Toolkit chapter.
June 2012 12.0.0 Maintenance release. This chapter adds new System Console features.
November 2011 11.1.0 Maintenance release. This chapter adds new System Console features.
May 2011 11.0.0 Maintenance release. This chapter adds new System Console features.
December 2010 10.1.0 Maintenance release. This chapter adds new commands and references for Qsys.
July 2010 10.0.0 Initial release. Previously released as the System Console User Guide, which is being obsoleted. This new chapter adds new commands.