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    Default Arria 10 GX DevKit Windows Installer?

    I'm missing something. I've downloaded the software package (arria10GX_10ax115sf45_fpga_v15.1.2p2.zip) and unzipped it into my altera installation directory.

    The user guide and website refer to an installer. "Run the installer and follow the on screen directions".

    What "installer"? I do not see any installation executable after unzipping, nor do I see one to download on the Altera website.

    For grins, I tried running BoardTestSystem.exe and got a missing dll error.

    Thanks for any help. I'm probably going to be embarassed.

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    Default Re: Arria 10 GX DevKit Windows Installer?

    Hi, previous dev kits installer came with a .exe file (installer) but I believe this was changed with Arria 10 and Max 10 (they came with .zip instead). If I am not mistaken the user guide / website is not updated to reflect this.

    For Board test system, it will look for the default Quartus installation and version in your PC. You need to have Quartus 15.1.2 installed in your PC (older/newer versions may not work)

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    Default Re: Arria 10 GX DevKit Windows Installer?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine View Post
    For Board test system, it will look for the default Quartus installation and version in your PC. You need to have Quartus 15.1.2 installed in your PC (older/newer versions may not work)
    Thank you for taking the time to reply. I appreciate it.

    I filed a service request and they said pretty much the same thing, but there's no change. BoardTestSystem.exe still will not come up. Nothing happens when I open it.

    Board test files have been extracted into my c:/altera/15.1 directory

    I can get to the update portal and used it to reset the board to factory. The procedure for doing this is very different if you compare the Quick Start Guide to the User Guide. I followed the Quick Start Guide instructions and uploaded a new file. After uploading and hitting the two config buttons, all the LEDs just turned red.

    The User Guide documentation doesn't seem very accurate either. I've verified the dip switch settings, but I don't have a lot of confidence in the Altera docs/diagrams at the moment.

    Quartus 15.1 is running. SignalTap shows the two correct devices in the jtag chain.

    The PC I'm using is running Win7sp1. (i7 w/ 16GB ).

    Not sure what to try next.

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    Default Re: Arria 10 GX DevKit Windows Installer?

    Hmm. You mention you have 15.1, not 15.1.2 installed. Have you tried updating Quartus?

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    Default Re: Arria 10 GX DevKit Windows Installer?

    Quote Originally Posted by sstrell View Post
    Hmm. You mention you have 15.1, not 15.1.2 installed. Have you tried updating Quartus?
    Tried both 15.1.0.185 and 15.1.2.193. No difference. Thanks though.

    UPDATE:
    Tech support suggested updating java and editing environment variables.

    That seems to have done the trick and it now works on two of the three PC's with Quartus Prime 16.1. Still getting a missing DLL error on the third PC, which is unrelated.

    Thanks for helping.
    Last edited by timcosco; March 8th, 2017 at 10:20 AM.

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    Default Re: Arria 10 GX DevKit Windows Installer?

    You need to have Quartus 15.1.2 installed in your PC

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    Default Re: Arria 10 GX DevKit Windows Installer?

    I have
    1. Quartus 15.1.2
    2. latest Java 8 runtime rev 121
    3. Env path set to Quartus 15.1.2
    (Actually I tried 16.1 as well)

    But still can't get BTS working for my A10 SoC Dev Kit revC.

    E:\Users\jh\Downloads\arria10GX_10ax115sf45_fpga_v 15.1.2p2\arria10GX_10ax115sf45_fpga_v15.1.2\exampl es\board_test_system>java -jar bts.jar
    Success!
    Current OS:Windows 10
    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:25 PM com.altera.bts.BtsView <init>
    資訊: Board version: Rev E3, chip version: PRD
    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:25 PM com.altera.bts.systemconsole.client.ClientApp attachServer
    資訊: [E:\Programs\altera\15.1\quartus/sopc_builder/bin/system-console, --server]
    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:25 PM com.altera.bts.systemconsole.client.ClientApp attachServer
    資訊: Here is the standard output of the command:

    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:39 PM com.altera.bts.systemconsole.client.ClientApp attachServer
    資訊: TCP PORT: 59648
    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:48 PM com.altera.bts.systemconsole.client.JtagInfo retrieveDeviceList
    資訊: 3 device detected: /devices/10AS066H(2ES|3E2|3ES|4E2)|..@1#USB-1 /devices/5M2210Z|EPM2210@3#USB-1 /devices/5M2210Z|EPM2210@4#USB-1
    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:48 PM com.altera.bts.systemconsole.client.ClientApp getCompatibleBoardInfoArray
    資訊: System Max matched: true, Fpga matched: true
    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:48 PM com.altera.bts.BtsView <init>
    資訊: Selected JTAG cable is: USB-BlasterII on localhost (USB-1)
    Mar 20, 2017 5:29:48 PM com.altera.bts.BtsView <init>
    資訊: FPGA device on index 1, System MAX on index 3



    The pop up "Warning" is
    "Failed to identify the bit mode.
    Current bitMode value is 32Current $QUARTUS_ROOTDIR = E:\Programs\altera\15.1\quartus"

    Please help.
    Thanks.

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