Intel Agilex® 7 F-Series FPGA (Two F-Tiles) Development Kit User Guide

ID 739942
Date 8/07/2023
Document Table of Contents

3.2. Applying Power to the Development Board

This development kit is designed to operate in two modes:

As a PCIe* Add-In Card

When operating the card as a PCIe* system, insert the card into an available PCIe* slot and connect a 2x4 pin PCIe* power cable from the system to power connectors at J11 of the board.

Note: When operating as a PCIe* add-in card, the board does not power on unless power is supplied to J11.

In Bench-Top Mode

In bench-top mode, you must supply the board with the provided power 240 W power supply connected to the power connector J11. The following describes the operation in bench-top mode.

This development board ships with its switches preconfigured to support the design examples in the kit.

If you suspect that your board may not be correctly configured with the default settings, follow the instructions in the Default Switch and Jumper Settings section.

  1. The development board ships with design examples stored in the flash memory device for Avalon® -ST x16. Ensure SW3[1] is ON and SW3[2] is OFF before powering up the board.
  2. Connect the supplied power supply to an outlet and the DC Power Jack to J11 on the FPGA board.
    Note: Use only the supplied power supply. Power regulation circuits on the board can be damaged by power supplies with greater voltage.
  3. Set the power switch (SW5) to the ON position.

    When the board powers up, the blue power-on LED (D2) illuminates signaling the board is ready for use. Since the default configuration mode is Avalon® -ST x4, the FPGA automatically downloads its configuration image from the QSPI flash device connected to the FPGA's SDM interface. When the configuration is complete, green LED (D12) illuminates signaling the device configured successfully. If the configuration fails, D12 will not illuminate.