Article ID: 000077029 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 08/17/2020

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


  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition
  • Avalon-MM Intel® Stratix® 10 Hard IP for PCI Express
  • Avalon-ST Intel® Stratix® 10 Hard IP for PCI Express
  • PCI Express

    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.



    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

    Related Products

    This article applies to 2 products

    Intel® Agilex™ 7 FPGAs and SoC FPGAs F-Series
    Intel® Stratix® 10 DX FPGA



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