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

ID 683819
Date 10/02/2023

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6.2. Debug Flow with the In-System Memory Content Editor

To debug a design with the In-System Memory Content Editor:
  1. Identify the memories and constants that you want to access at runtime.
  2. Specify in the design the memory or constant that must be run-time modifiable.
  3. Perform a full compilation.
  4. Program the device.
  5. Launch the In-System Memory Content Editor.
    The In-System Memory Content Editor retrieves all instances of run-time configurable memories and constants by scanning the JTAG chain and sending a query to the device selected in the JTAG Chain Configuration pane.
  6. Modify the values of the memories or constants, and check the results.
    For example, if a parity bit in a memory is incorrect, you can use the In-System Memory Content Editor to write the correct parity bit values into the RAM, allowing the system to continue functioning. To check the error handling functionality of a design, you can intentionally write incorrect parity bit values into the RAM.