Debugging & Communicating with an FPGA Using the Virtual JTAG Megafunction (Legacy Course) (OVJTAG1110)

38 Minutes Online Course

Course Description

This training will describe how you can use the JTAG interface as a simple communications channel to interact with your design. You will learn how you can leverage the Virtual JTAG megafunction in the Quartus® II software v. 6.0 in order to gain greater control of your in-system verification cycle by dynamically driving and sampling values to and from selected nodes in the FPGA fabric.

At Course Completion

You will be able to:

  • Use JTAG resources to set up a simple communications interface to your design
  • Develop custom on-chip verification solutions
  • Develop custom applications to use in conjunction with other tools in the Quartus II on-chip verification tool suite.

Skills Required

  • Familiarity with the IEEE1149.1 (JTAG) standard (For more information about the JTAG standard for Altera devices, refer to AN39 : IEEE 1149.1 (JTAG) Boundary-Scan Testing in Altera® Devices at
  • Basic familiarity with the Quartus II on-chip verification tool suite.
  • Familiarity with the Quartus II software.


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Applicable Training Curriculum

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