EXOSTIV Dashboard-I – Release Notes

Exostiv Dashboard-I is the version of Exostiv Dashboard that applies to Intel devices.

Version 1.11.0

  • Build 231206
  • Fixed support of Quartus 22.1.
  • Fixed seg fault when multiple users started Exostiv Dashboard on the same machine with different accounts.
  • Various bug fixes.

Limitations and known issues

  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.10.4

Limitations and known issues

  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.10.3

  • Build 230109
  • Improved IP constraints
  • Fixed issue with node-locked perpetual license detection

Limitations and known issues

  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.10.2

  • Build 221214
  • Added support for Quartus 21.1 Standard and 22.2 Pro
  • Fixed timing constraints
  • Extended bus creation options in waveform viewer
  • Fixed bus for negative ranges in analog representation in waveform viewer

Limitations and known issues

  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.10.1

  • Build 220218
  • Fixed bug with analog format representation in waveform viewer.
  • Build 220207
  • Updated licensing libraries for Windows and Linux versions.
  • End of life notice: CentOS 6.x OS will not be supported beyond Exostiv Dashboard version 1.10.1 build 211221
  • Build 211221
  • Fixed issue with waves renaming in waveform viewer.
  • Fixed legacy waveform database import.
  • Build 211115
  • Fixed ‘Edit Probes’ functionality in RTL mode
  • Corrected bandwidth estimator in core insertion
  • Waveform viewer performance increase
  • Build 210802
  • Added Linux OS support for Ubuntu 20.04, Debian 10 and Rocky Linux 8.
  • Improved stability & bug fixes.

Limitations and known issues

  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.10.0

  • Build 201218
  • Added maintenance functionality to floating license server.
  • Various enhancements & bug fixes.
  • Build 201201
  • Fixed license server status request from Exostiv Dashboard client.
  • Build 201124
  • Myriad waveform viewer v2 update
  • Interface look & feel update
  • Added support for Stratix 10GX 10M devices
  • RTL mode probe renaming function fixed
  • Various bug fixes

Limitations and known issues

  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.9.5

  • Build 200821
  • Quartus support (up to) 20.2
  • Added support for additional devices
  • Fixed potential vcd format incompatibility with 3rd party viewers
  • Bug fixes and general enhancements

Version 1.9.4

  • Build 200427
  • Improved analog range definition for signed analog representation in waveform viewer
  • Waveform viewer bug fixes
  • Scripting bug fixes
  • Build 200326
  • Added signed and analog signed format to the waveform viewer
  • Bug fixes
  • Build 200218
  • Added Cyclone 10 support
  • Bug fixes and general enhancements

Limitations and known issues

  • When using Quartus 18.x, engineering sample devices are not supported.
  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.9.3

Limitations and known issues

  • When using Quartus 18.x, engineering sample devices are not supported.
  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe is a deprecated feature that will not be supported in the future on EP6000 and EP12000 probes.

Version 1.9.2

  • Build 191024
  • Added support for Quartus up to 19.3
  • Updated component database with new devices
  • Released Exostiv Dashboard for Windows in 64-bits version to overcome memory limitations with 32-bits version.
  • Added trigger counter and data qualification event counter
  • Added software automatic update check
  • Bug fixes

Limitations and known issues

  • When using Quartus 18.x, engineering sample devices are not supported.
  • On Win 7 machines, connecting to the EXOSTIV Probe in USB 3.0 sometimes fail, depending on the USB 3.0 host. Working around this solution include using USB 2.0 cable to force USB 2.0 usage and/or using Win 10 based machines, where the USB 3.0 support is native.
  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe does not always match the specified clock. Contact us if you want to use the output clock feature of the probe.

Version 1.9.1

  • Build 190225
  • Fixed issue occurring with clock 1 selection for transceivers.
  • Fixed issue occurring when attempting to re-connect to target without re-programming it in HDMI connection mode.
  • Build 190220
  • Added support for optical fiber
  • Added support for Ubuntu 18.04
  • Extended TCL support
  • Bug fixes

Limitations and known issues

  • When using Quartus 18.x, engineering sample devices are not supported.
  • On Win 7 machines, connecting to the EXOSTIV Probe in USB 3.0 sometimes fail, depending on the USB 3.0 host. Working around this solution include using USB 2.0 cable to force USB 2.0 usage and/or using Win 10 based machines, where the USB 3.0 support is native.
  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe does not always match the specified clock. Contact us if you want to use the output clock feature of the probe.

Version 1.8.5

  • Build 180910: Improved support for Quartus 18.x
  • Build 180809: Wave export speed up.
  • Added support for Quartus 18.x
  • Added bandwidth calculator / link efficiency check (helper) at core insertion
  • Bug fixes

Limitations and known issues

  • When using Quartus 18.x, engineering sample devices are not supported.
  • On Win 7 machines, connecting to the EXOSTIV Probe in USB 3.0 sometimes fail, depending on the USB 3.0 host. Working around this solution include using USB 2.0 cable to force USB 2.0 usage and/or using Win 10 based machines, where the USB 3.0 support is native.
  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe does not always match the specified clock. Contact us if you want to use the output clock feature of the probe.

Version 1.8.4

  • Added support for Stratix 10 devices
  • Added support for Quartus Prime PRO software
  • Added TCL scripting interface
  • Fixed issue with using transceivers 5 and 6 in the 6-pack bank
  • Stability enhancements and minor bug fixes

Limitations and known issues

  • On Win 7 machines, connecting to the EXOSTIV Probe in USB 3.0 sometimes fail, depending on the USB 3.0 host. Working around this solution include using USB 2.0 cable to force USB 2.0 usage and/or using Win 10 based machines, where the USB 3.0 support is native.
  • The output clock connector of EXOSTIV Probe does not always match the specified clock. Contact us if you want to use the output clock feature of the probe.

Version 1.8.3

  • Corrected bug affecting runs with multiple capture units simultaneously.
  • Improved the robustness / noise immunity of the link in SFP mode. Requires re-generating the IP.
  • Added support for Debian 9
  • Minor interface bug fixes

Limitations and known issues

  • On Win 7 machines, connecting to the EXOSTIV Probe in USB 3.0 sometimes fail, depending on the USB 3.0 host. Working around this solution include using USB 2.0 cable to force USB 2.0 usage and/or using Win 10 based machines, where the USB 3.0 support is native.
  • Some frequencies that cannot be reached at the back ‘output clock’ connector of the EXOSTIV Probe can be selected in the Dashboard

Version 1.8.2

Limitations and known issues

  • Running multiple capture units at the same time can crash the application. In such a case, power off the probe and restart the application. Try to limit usage at one capture unit at a time.
  • On Win 7 machines, connecting to the EXOSTIV Probe in USB 3.0 sometimes fail, depending on the USB 3.0 host. Working around this solution include using USB 2.0 cable to force USB 2.0 usage and/or using Win 10 based machines, where the USB 3.0 support is native.
  • Some frequencies that cannot be reached at the back ‘output clock’ connector of the EXOSTIV Probe can be selected in the Dashboard

Version 1.7.6

  • License server speed up
  • Fixed I/O voltage selection for I2C downstream channel
  • Minor bugs fixes

Limitations and known issues

  • On Win 7 machines, connecting to the EXOSTIV Probe in USB 3.0 sometimes fail, depending on the USB 3.0 host. Working around this solution include using USB 2.0 cable to force USB 2.0 usage and/or using Win 10 based machines, where the USB 3.0 support is native.
  • A bandwidth problem can appear in some circumstances with small bursts belowe 256 samples. This issue creates an unexpected overflow and sometimes a software crash. Please refer to the following knowledge base article for more information: ‘I received an unexpected overflow error with a burst size smaller than 256 or 512 samples. What happens?’.
    This is due to an issue detected in EXOSTIV Probe.
  • Some frequencies that cannot be reached at the back ‘output clock’ connector of the EXOSTIV Probe can be selected in the Dashboard. Will be filtered in the Dashboard next version.

Version 1.7.5

  • Fixed issue preventing from exporting waves from the waveform viewer.
  • Fixed issue corrupting the first 4 samples of a capture depending on specific capture size conditions.

Version 1.7.4

  • Corrected issue preventing the floating license server from starting up properly in some cases.
  • Provided control for switching between automatic and manual data upload to PC.

    Version 1.7.3

    • Corrected PLL parameter issue preventing from properly generating EXOSTIV IP.

    Version 1.7.2

    • Added support for data rates above 6.6 Gbps (up to 12.5 Gbps)
    • Removed the 325 MHz transceiver clock limitation
    • Added PLL type selection for EXOSTIV IP
    • Updated FPGA database

    Version 1.7.1

    • Corrected offline activation lockup in case of re-activation
    • Added example template for Verilog in RTL flow
    • Fixed IP RAM width issue
    • Fixed possible bug affecting the ‘Samples per captures’ dialog when increasing the number of captures in the GUI
    • Bug fixes and minor corrections
    • Added probe flushing on error

    Version 1.7.0

    *** First release of EXOSTIV for Intel FPGA ***