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A popular manufacturer of FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and CPLDs (Complex Programmable Logic Devices), formerly Altera.

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When are “agents” supposed to be used in Qsys?

The image shows all the agents. I am curious to know why they exist?
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Is it possible to add an existing IP variant to a Platform Designer/Qsys system through TCL?

I have a .ip file that contains a parameterized component which I'd like to use in my Qsys system. I can add the component via the GUI but I would like to be able to add it via TCL or another ...
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Altera Cyclone IV Setting Impedance

I'm trying to learn how to implement a 3V LVTTL interface using a Cyclone IV E (EP4CE10) FPGA. However, I would like to ensure that the input/output impedances of the IO is at 50R. I see that it is ...
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VHDL: case when using constants constructs

I'm having some trouble with the following statement ...
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Register value is not updated inside always @ loop

I am relatively new to verilog, please help with this issue I am having. Attached is a snippet of the code I am working on. The issue I am facing is, the regs - del1 and del2 are not correctly ...
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What is purpose of exporting system using tcl scripts generated by Qsys?

To "Export" a Qsys system we merely need the .qsys file. Inside Qsys (now called Platform Designer) we have the option where we can export the system as a .tcl script. The options are the in the file ...
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Is it possible to create a Qsys system with VHDL generics at its top level?

Some components in my Qsys system have test modes. These are controlled via generics on their top level. These components are currently in a Qsys system. In Qsys, I can click on them and change the ...
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What is the difference between words and symbols in Qsys, how to know which one to use?

Qsys offers options to select address unit or address type. All I know is that my custom components shall write 32 or 64 bit data to a specific address and it is not byte addressable. How do I decide ...
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Verifying custom Qsys component?

A Qsys system has to be generated to create all the source files for simulation and synthesis. Here it shall create copies of the primary RTL source files of custom components also. These copies ...
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Verilog 'if' statement error

Why are LEDs on after executing this? LEDs on pattern is 1010: ...
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Intel FPGA equivalents of Xilinx IBUFDS Primitives?

Im trying to migrate an Design from using Xilinx primitives to Intel Altera FPGA. The original design uses the IBUFDS for the clock signals. ...
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How can Qsys component configuration be accessed in software?

I'm designing a Qsys component which I want to be user-configurable. It has config parameters which are defined in the TCL file. For example, for a GPIO bank component I would write: ...
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PLL with input depend output CLK

Is it possible to generate a PLL that has the same clock frequency at the output as the input clock has, but with a phase shift? The output clock should also change if the input clock has changed. In ...
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LMS7002M: I & Q DATA formats from LIMESDR

Can any one tell me what is the data format of LMS7002m I & Q sample? Are they unsigned int or floating or double? how are they ? Also kindly anyone show me any hint of proof for their answer.... ...
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altera FPGA acting like OR gate when programed as AND gate

I'm new to altera fpga , I've bought development board based on EP4CE6E22 cyclon IV and tryed to program it with basic program in quartus environment ...
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what is triplication on fpga?

I know FPGA design using VHDL and I came up some new topic recently that usage of triplication in FPGA but I am not confident about its understanding. How can we use triplication in FPGA design and ...
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Custom PCIe DMA on Cyclone 10GX FPGA burst read stucks

I'm writing a custom DMA machine to read and write data to the host system from FPGA memory. I use the Altera PCIe IP core as end point device in Avalon-MM mode. BAR0 is set as 64bit bar, Avalon-MM ...
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In Intel Quartus Static Timing Analyzer should -ve setup slack on a path in Slow_900mV_0C model also show up in Slow_900mV_100C model?

I am trying to understand why the paths with -ve slack in Slow_900mV_0C model do not show up in Slow_900mV_100C model. I am using Arria 10 GX. I would think the process part of the model is likely ...
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Initial register value in synthesized design is always 0

I'm using Altera Cyclone IV EP4CE6 as my FPGA. Compiling the design in Quartus Prime 18.0.0 Lite Edition. The State register in the below module appears to be 0 ...
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Why Static Time Analyzer (STA) Engine doesn't show fmax for Fast Model?

I'm working on Intel FPGA. The Timing Analyzer (STA Engine) gives Fmax summary for both slow Models but none for the fast model WHY?. I didn't find any setting for this in documentation or in GUI. (...
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Bug in my SPI implementation (VHDL)

I'm new to VHDL/FPGA programming and I experienced some weird behavior in my SPI-Slave implementation. What I did: SPI-Master: I'm using an Arduino (ATMega328p MCU) as the SPI-Master. For debugging, ...
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How can I check if an IO pin is dead?

I've been playing around with I2C for a couple days now with a DE10-Nano dev board: I'm implementing an I2C master in CLaSH so that I can talk to the HDMI encoder chip, but for now I'm talking to an ...
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Why does functional simulation generate Zs?

I have a very simple project, I share the files in this github repo If I run a functional simulation (Waveform.vwf in the repository) I get some 'Z' in the value of an internal register, see the ...
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What's wrong with this schematic for powering up Cyclone IV FPGA?

I have followed all the guide lines for powering up the Cyclone IV. However, the 3.3v Regulator is heating too much and also the Cyclone IV FPGA. What's wrong with my schematic? Is there a problem in ...
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Altera FlipFlop stuck at GND

I'm trying to make a counter that counts: 0,1,2,3,4,5 I need this for a frequency divider of 6 So I made this table: From this I get: J0= 1 K0= 1 J1 = NOT Q0 AND Q1 K1 = Q1 J2 = Q1 AND Q2 K2 =...
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Identify valid FPGA configuration image in serial flash device?

How can I know if there's valid FPGA configuration image in the specific location of the serial configuration device before I perform reconfiguration and experience successful or faulty attempt? ...
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can't send characters using fpga cyclone iv

I'm trying to connect my FPGA Cylone IV (CoreEP4CE6) with Raspberry Pi 3 for communication through UART. The process (uart_rx) for receiving data is working fine, however, when I place another process ...
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How do I know if not using FPGA dedicated clock input for a PLL pin is bad for my design?

PLLs are hard blocks in silicon. They are connected to specific pins for their clock input and drive specific pins for clock output. It is possible that we choose a "non-dedicated" pin for clock input/...
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Altera has created EPCS and EPCQ devices, can only these be used to store FPGA configuration data?

FPGA configuration data must be stored in external non-volatile memory. Can we use just any flash memory or only specific types? What about EEPROMs or any other nonvolatile memory device? Edit: I am ...
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Program FPGA using STM32

I am interested in using an STM32 to flash an sof or pof file onto a Cyclone IV FPGA. The sof/pof will be stored in SPI flash memory, and the plan is to use the STM32 as a programmer. I haven't been ...
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Is it possible to infer a floating-pt multiplier in hdl coding without instantiating the IP?

My architecture details FPGA Implementation Floating-pt format (IEEE 754) At least 17 to 18 arithmetic operations (adders and multipliers) involved. Currently instantiating the floating-pt IPs of ...
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Get more AS-attached flash chip information from ALTASMI

I am playing with the attaching various configuration flash devices to the Altera Cyclone 3. In particular, I want to replace EPCS16 (2MB) with W25Q128 (16MB) - for both size and cost reasons. Is ...
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Word alignment / bitslip in LVDS Receiver

I am simulating the Soft LVDS IP core as receiver by passing a bit stream with IP core parameters configured as follows: Power Supply Mode: Dual (for 10M50DAF484C7G) Functional mode: RX Number of ...
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How to compare a re-writable 4 bit value to a given 4 bit input in Verilog?

The goal of this project to design a computational lock alarm in Verilog to be run on an Altera board (note on the board 0 is actually ON and 1 is OFF). Based on the design criteria I created a state ...
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Is it possible to power down all the PLLs and VCO of a MAX 10 Device?

We are developing a board in which we would like not to use the analog features, like PLL, VCO and ADCs of a MAX10. UG-M10CLKPLL par. 2.3.6 states : "The only time that the VCO is completely disabled ...
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Two-Terminal Passive Analog Component Tester Using the DE1-SoC Development Board

I am having hard time understanding this problem. I have to draw a Level 1 block diagram for this system. I really appreciated it if somebody can help me. I am new to DE1-Soc. use the Intel DE1-SoC ...
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How to have an in-system check in an FPGA based system that it has been reset?

I have a system based on Altera's MAX10 device that is doing the following tasks: receives the data and stores it on an on-chip flash memory only once. reads all the data from on-chip flash, stores ...
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I2S output in VHDL

I am making an I2S output in VHDL for a project. This is my first project using VHDL and the problem may be my basic VHDL understanding. This is my code: ...
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Altera Cyclone II Quartus II JTAG Programming Error

I'm trying to program a Cyclone II I bought here using Quartus II 13.0sp1 on Arch Linux. I'm trying to program it with a very simple Verilog program with three inputs and two outputs and a few simple ...
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How to properly constrain generated clock and synchronizer in Altera Quartus?

In my Verilog design I have a 25Mhz board clock from which I derive a 100Mhz clock. Coming from an external Pin I have an asynchronous 4.77 Mhz clock which should drive the logic and be synchronized ...
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Altera Cyclone IV clock-to-output delay

Trying to find what is the clock-to-output delay for registers inside EP4CE6E22C6. Have looked through the 3 Cyclone IV handbooks searching by delay but have not found any values specified. All the ...
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Altera Cyclone IV PLL: What limits the available multiplication/division factor values

Altera Cyclone IV EP4CE6E22 with a 50 MHz input clock. I want to get 24 MHz out of the ALTPLL megafunction. The requested multiplication/division settings are 12/25 but actual settings turn out to be ...
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How to implement an ADPLL in Verilog that locks onto an arbitrary sine wave?

I'm unable to figure out how to implement an ADPLL on an FPGA that can take in an arbitrary periodic input and lock onto its frequency (some finite range is okay) and phase. A square wave output will ...
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Intel max 10 dimensions - datasheet & BSDL mismatch

TL;DR: The BSD file from Intel doesn't match the datasheet. What are the right dimensions? BSD: https://www.intel.com/content/dam/altera-www/global/en_US/others/support/devices/bsdl/10M02SCM153.bsd ...
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How can I connect a USB keyboard to a DE1-SoC?

I recently got a DE1-SoC development board from Intel and I wanted to use it to instantiate a computer design I created while following along the Nand2Tetris course on Coursera. Unfortunately, this ...
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Error (10327): VHDL error at clkdivider.vhd(27): can't determine definition of operator “”not“” — found 0 possible definitions

I am still a beginner and I keep getting this error, can anyone help pls? ...
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Intel Altera MAX 10 DEV KIT Interface - Can a RS232 6 pin PMOD module by Digilent be used seamlessly with MAX 10 for PC-FPGA UART communication?

I am planning to either purchase a MAX 10 or a DE2-115 dev kit to implement communication via both ethernet and RS-232. DE2-115 has both ports soldered onto the board, but MAX-10 has 2 ethernet ports ...
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How does FPGA knows the configuraton file is present in Flash memory during bootup?

Which areas in flash memory are scanned during bootup to make sure that there is configuration file present in the external flash memory?
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Problem FIFO in the implementation (VHDL)

I was working in that for the past five days and I don't know what happened. I must implement a FIFO to send some information, I attach the FIFO that I use. As you can see in the code, this FIFO using ...