Device Family: Intel® MAX® 10, Intel® Stratix® 10

Type: Answers

Area: Component

Last Modified: September 04, 2017
Bug ID: FB: 183456;
IP: Altera Virtual JTAG

Why does JAM programming fail on the Stratix 10 development kit when there is more than one device in the JTAG chain?


Due to a limitation of the JAM programmer, if you have more than one device in the JTAG chain on the Stratix® 10 development board, programming with a JAM file may fail.

This is because there is a MAX® 10 device on the development board which multiplexes the JTAG chain via the Virtual JTAG IP. This IP introduces extra padding bits to the IR and DR which results in the failure.


Ensure that only the Stratix 10 device resides in the JTAG chain on the development kit when programming it with a JAM file.