Device Family: Intel® Stratix® 10

Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro

Type: Answers, Errata

Area: Component, Power


Last Modified: Mon Mar 25 2019 08:23:00 GMT-0700
Version Found: v18.0

Does the Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA Firmware apply optimized on-chip voltage regulator trim settings in designs using the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software versions 18.0 Update 1 and later?

Description

Intel® Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) has determined that Stratix® 10 firmware is not applying optimized on-chip voltage regulator trim settings and therefore may cause a slight timing model mis-correlation.

Workaround/Fix

The optimized settings are available through an updated Intel® Stratix® 10 Firmware, with optimized on-chip voltage regulator trim settings that restore the timing model correlation. Intel® PSG requires that customers apply the updated firmware to future Intel® Stratix® 10 devices (see table below).

This firmware update:

·         Does not require recompilation or change design timing.

·         Has no impact on design functionality or performance.

·         Has no impact on power specifications as power models in EPE are already based on optimized regulator trim settings.

·         Has no impact to form, fit, or function.

 

Refer to the following table to determine the appropriate actions for firmware update:

 

Customer Design Status

Customer Deployment Timeframe

Recommended Actions

Intel® Stratix® 10 designs in production

 

For devices deployed before end of Q2’19

 

 

 

 

For devices deployed after end of Q2’19

 

 

 

 

·         Bitstream regeneration is optional.

·         No adverse impact from regenerating the bitstream if you want a single POF.

·         Optionally download the patch to regenerate the bitstream.

 

 

·         Bitstream regeneration is required.

·         Firmware update applies optimized on-chip voltage regulator trim settings that improves timing correlation, to accommodate future natural manufacturing variations.

·         Download the patch to regenerate the bitstream or migrate to the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version newer than 18.1.2 (includes updated firmware) by end-Q2’19.

 

Designs not in production

All devices

·         Download the patch to regenerate the bitstream or migrate to the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version newer than 18.1.2 (includes updated firmware).

 

Steps to regenerate bitstream

1.   For the full Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, download and install the patch for the relevant Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version.

2.  If you use standalone Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer Pro Edition, also download and install patch for the relevant Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer Pro Edition version.

3.   JTAG users

      1.  Use the existing .sof

      2.  Use programmer from the full Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software installed with a patch OR standalone programmer installed with a patch to program the FPGA

4.  Non-JTAG users

      1.  Use Programming File Generator tool from full Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software OR Standalone Programmer installed with the relevant patch to convert your existing .sof to the new .pof/.rbf/.jic/.rpd

5. The patch will also take effect on auto programming file generation feature available in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition during design compilation.

 

Patches

 

For the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software released prior to version 18.0.1 final models are not available, user must recompile with the newer version of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software.

 

Download and install the patch for the full Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software  from the links below:

Download the version 18.0.1 patch 1.50 for Windows (.exe)

Download the version 18.0.1 patch 1.50 for Linux (.run)

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.0.1 patch 1.50 (.txt)

 

Download the version 18.1.1 patch 1.16 for Windows (.exe)

Download the version 18.1.1 patch 1.16 for Linux (.run)

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.1.1 patch 1.16 (.txt)

 

Download the version 18.1.2 patch 2.04 for Windows (.exe)

Download the version 18.1.2 patch 2.04 for Linux (.run)

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.1.2 patch 2.04 (.txt)

 

Download the version 18.1 patch 0.36 for Windows (.exe)

Download the version 18.1 patch 0.36 for Linux (.run)

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.1 patch 0.36 (.txt)

 

Download and install the patch for the standalone Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer Pro Edition from the links
below:

Download the version 18.0.1 patch 1.50 for Windows (.exe) for standalone Programmer

Download the version 18.0.1 patch 1.50 for Linux (.run) for standalone Programmer

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.0.1 patch 1.50 (.txt) for
standalone Programmer

 

Download the version 18.1.1 patch 1.16 for Windows (.exe) for standalone Programmer

Download the version 18.1.1 patch 1.16 for Linux (.run) for standalone Programmer

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.1.1 patch 1.16 (.txt) forstandalone Programmer

 

Download the version 18.1.2 patch 2.04 for Windows (.exe) for standalone Programmer

Download the version 18.1.2 patch 2.04 for Linux (.run) for standalone Programmer

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.1.2 patch 2.04 (.txt) for standalone Programmer

 

Download the version 18.1 patch 0.36 for Windows (.exe) for standalone Programmer

Download the version 18.1 patch 0.36 for Linux (.run) for standalone Programmer

Download the Readme for the Intel Quartus Prime Pro edition software version 18.1 patch 0.36 (.txt) for standalone Programmer

 

The updated Intel® Stratix® 10 firmware is scheduled to be included in a future release of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software.