Device Family: Intel® Agilex™ F-Series, Intel® Stratix® 10 DX

Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro

Type: Answers

Area: Intellectual Property


Last Modified: August 17, 2020
Version Found: v19.4
Version Fixed: v20.1
Bug ID: 14010559365
IP: Avalon-MM Stratix 10 Hard IP for PCI Express, Avalon-ST Stratix 10 Hard IP for PCI Express

Why does the Intel® FPGA P-Tile Debug Toolkit show a blank screen when the design is loaded?

Description

Due to a problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version 19.4 you may see a blank window after loading the design .sof in the "toolkit explorer", even though you can validate that the JTAG connection is established.

 

Workaround/Fix

This problem is fixed in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version 20.1. 

 

To work around this problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version 19.4, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the Intel Quartus Prime installation – Debug toolkit tcl packages into your local project directory
  2. Update the files (intel_pcie_ptile_avst_toolkit.tcl for Avalon® streaming designs, intel_pcie_ptile_avmm_toolkit.tcl for Avalon® memory mapped designs) in the toolkit tcl package to reflect the correct Intel Quartus Prime (19.4) and IP (1.1.0) versions
  3. Open system console with option to search the toolkit path from the local directory containing the updated files using the following commands from the cmd prompt:
    \syscon\bin\system-console.exe --toolkit_search_path=\**\*
  4. Once the system console window opens, load the design to see the toolkit explorer window populates the DUT