Cyclone V partial reconfiguration


#1

Has anybody had success doing partial reconfiguration on a Cyclone V SoC?

Is there an “SC” suffix part available for Cyclone V SoC ?
So far I have not seen one on the distributors web site.

Can partial reconfiguration be accomplished using lite version of Quartus for Cyclone V SoC?


#2

Hi John,
Where have you read or hear about the possibility to do a partial reconfiguration?
I am reading myself into FPGA configuration from HPS since I can’t get the USB Blaster to work on my Ubuntu 16.04, but I have not come across the option that it should be possible to do a partial (re)configuration.

Cheers,
Richard


#3

It is mentioned in the datasheet for the cyclone v soc.
Here is a discussion: https://forums.intel.com/s/question/0D50P00003yyS9JSAU/cyclone-v-partial-reconfiguration-support

However, these gentlemen seem to have done it back in 2015.
https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/publications/developing-and-implementing-dynamic-partial-reconfiguration-for-p

It seems that the full $$$ version of quartus is required to support it. And that is easier to get if you have academic discounts I guess. :frowning:

Perhaps Xilinx will provide this in the free design tools… I have yet to investigate!


#4

Ah ok, I see. Did you contact the authors of the publication?
Good luck with your Xilinx investigation!


#5

No point contacting the authors - since they certainly had the $$$ tools. I do not.

Xilinx partial reconfiguration is a $$$ option also.
https://www.xilinx.com/products/design-tools/ise-design-suite.html

So, I will just have to wait for this feature to make it down to the free tool(s).