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Software Design Example for Configuration via Avalon-ST (AVST)  

CategoryDesign Example
NameSoftware Design Example for Configuration via Avalon-ST (AVST)
DescriptionIn this design, we demonstrate how to configure the Stratix 10 FPGA using embedded software for microprocessor. To illustrate the example, we use the Nios II processor as the host to perform the Stratix 10 configuration. This design is based on the Intel Stratix 10 SoC FPGA development kit. The Nios II processor that we use is programmed onto the MAX10 device on the board, in which it serves as system controller for the development kit. Nios II reads the Stratix 10 configuration image from the flash and send to the Stratix 10 via the AVST x16 interface. This software example is written for Nios II processor; however, it should be portable to other microprocessor architecture by modifying the source codes.
Operating SystemBareMetal
IP Core
IP CoreHeading
FamilyMAX 10
User Guide-
Development KitStratix 10 SX SoC Development Kit (MAX10 System Contoller)
Installation Package

Note: After downloading the design example, you must prepare the design template. The file you downloaded is of the form of a <project>.par file which contains a compressed version of your design files (similar to a .qar file) and metadata describing the project. The combination of this information is what constitutes a <project>.par file. In releases 16.0 or newer, you can simply double click on the <project>.par file and Quartus will launch that project.

The second means to bring up the project template is through the New Project Wizard (File -> New Project Wizard). After entering the project name and folder on the first panel, the second panel will ask you to specify an empty project or project template. Select project template. You will see a list of Design Templates projects that you have loaded prior as well as various "Baseline Pinout Designs" that contain the pinout and settings for a variety of development kits. If you don't see your design template in the list, click on the link that states install the Design Templates circled below:

Browse to the <project>.par file you downloaded, click next, followed by Finish, and your design template will be installed and displayed in the Project Navigator pane in Quartus.

Note: When a design is stored in the Design Store as a design template, it has been previously regression tested against the stated version of Quartus software. The regression ensures the design template passes analysis/synthesis/fitting/assembly steps in the Quartus design flow.

At the command-line, type the following command:

quartus_sh --platform_install –package <project directory>/avst_config_sw_de.par

Once the process completes, then type:

quartus_sh --platform –name avst_config_sw_de

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Last updated on Aug. 17, 2020, 5:22 p.m.