Article ID: 000087922 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 10/18/2021

Why does Active Serial configuration for Intel® Agilex™ devices fail when using Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v20.4.1?

Environment

  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition
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    Description

    Due to a problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v20.4.1, you may see Active Serial (AS) configuration failure for Intel® Agilex™ devices.

    If you read sdm_config_status after a configuration failure as instructed in AN 936: Executing SDM Commands via JTAG Interface, you will see the following error message:

    % sdm_config_status
     MSEL[2:0]      : 011 (AS (Normal POR))

     Configuration pin signals:
      nSTATUS        : 1
      nCONFIG        : 1
      CONF_DONE      : 0
      INIT_DONE      : 0
      CvP_DONE       : 0
      SEU_ERROR      : 0
      HPS_WARMRESET  : 0
      HPS_COLDRESET  : 0

     MSEL[2:0] Table:
      3'b000 AvST x32
      3'b101 AvST x16
      3'b110 AvST x8
      3'b001 AS (Fast POR)
      3'b011 AS (Normal POR)
      3'b111 JTAG only

     State          : 0xf004001c
     Error location : 0x00025e00

     Configuration fail!
      Major code: 0xF004
      Internal error, refer minor error code for detail.

      Minor code: 0x001C
      Portion of bitstream detected invalid.

     

    Resolution

    This problem has been fixed in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v21.1 and onwards.

    Related Products

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    Intel® Agilex™ 7 FPGAs and SoC FPGAs

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