Article ID: 000073948 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 03/22/2022

Why do I see HPS boot failures with memory or ECC errors on my Intel® Arria® 10 SoC design?


  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition
  • u-boot-socfpga


    Due to a problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard and Pro Edition Software, memory errors may be seen during HPS Boot on Intel® Arria® 10 SoC 270 and 320 density devices causing boot to fail.

    Boot Failures and HPS UART output that may be seen:

    • Data Abort / Hang during SDRAM ECC Scrubbing:

    DDRCAL: Scrubbing ECC RAM (1024 MiB).
    #Reboot seen here#

    • SDRAM size check failure:

    DDR: Running SDRAM size sanity check
    DDR: SDRAM size check failed!
    ### ERROR ### Please RESET the board ###

    • Hang when loading Second Stage Boot loader from external flash

    Trying to boot from SPI
    #Reboot seen here#

    • SDRAM ECC Double Bit Error when loading Second Stage Boot loader from external flash

    A patch is available for u-boot-socfpga v2020.04 to work around this problem. Download the patch and follow the following steps:

    1. Update to u-boot-socfpga v2020.04 available from :
      • See doc/README.socfpga in the u-boot-socfpga tree for the updated flow to import Intel® Quartus® Prime Software design handoff information into u-boot.
    2. Apply patch 0001-PATCH-spl-socfpga-Enable-double-peripheral-RBF-confi.patch.
    3. Build u-boot-socfpga as normal.



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