Arria® II GZ transceivers configured in PCIe Gen2 mode may have link bring-up issues due to a software bug in Quartus® II software version10.1. For additional details, you can refer to the Arria II GZ Errata Sheet (PDF).
You can install the following patches to resolve this issue for the Quartus II software version 10.1 or 10.1 sp1.
- Download the version 10.1 sp1 Patch 1.11 for Windows (.exe)
- Download the version 10.1 sp1 Patch 1.11 for Linux (.tar)
- Download the Readme for the Quartus II software version 10.1 sp1 Patch 1.11 (.txt)
This issue will be fixed in future software version.
Note: Arria II GZ is not supported in 9.1 SP2 and earlier software.