Due to a problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software version 20.2 and earlier, you may see the following error when running the Initialize Connections command in the Intel Stratix® 10 EMIF Toolkit.
Error: The connection to the hardware drivers could not be established.
To work around this problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software version 20.2 and earlier, follow these steps:
- Prior to opening / loading the Quartus project, launch the System Console tool from the Tools menu.
- Once System Console has finished discovering, open the Quartus project from the File menu while System Console is still open.
- Launch the Intel Stratix® 10 EMIF Toolkit from the Tools menu and run the Initialize Connections command.