Device Family: Intel® Arria® 10 SX

Type: Answers

Area: Component, EMIF

Can the Quartus II EMIF Debug Toolkit be used to debug Arria 10 HPS EMIF IP ?


The 14.1 version of the External Memory Interface Handbook states in the Volume 2 Chapter 3 section: Additional Notes About Parameterizing Arria 10 EMIF IP for HPS, that the EMIF Debug Toolkit is not supported.


Support for debugging Arria 10 HPS EMIF IP with the Quartus® II  EMIF Debug Toolkit is planned for a future release of the Quartus II software.

Before this is available, the recommended approach to debug an HPS EMIF interface is :

  • Create an example design project for the equivalent FPGA EMIF interface to the same pinout.
  • Use the Quartus II EMIF Debug Toolkit to debug the interface.
  • If the interface passes calibration but still doesn\'t work with the HPS, focus the debug on the HPS operation and its connectivity to the FPGA hard EMIF IP.