ORCAstra

SERDES debug support for the LatticeECP3 FPGA

The Lattice ORCAstra™ software is a PC-based graphical user interface which allows a user to configure the operational mode of a FPGA by programming control bits in the on-chip registers. This helps you quickly explore configuration options without going through a lengthy re-compile process or making changes to your board. Configurations created in the GUI can be saved to memory and re-loaded for later use. A macro capability is also available to support script-based configuration and testing. The GUI can also be used to display system status information in real time. Use of the ORCAstra software does not interfere with the programming of the FPGA portion of the FPSC.

Overview

Platform Support

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

To run ORCAstra on Windows 7, please read this document ORCAstra on Windows7 first.

Device Support

All LatticeECP3, LatticeECP2M, LatticeSC/M, LatticeXP/2 and Lattice FPSC devices.

Features

  • Easy to use Graphical User Interface
  • Supports concurrent operation with Reveal hardware debugger and LatticeMico32 debugger
  • Set / re-set control bits in device registers
  • Read device registers
  • Text status window provides helpful information & advice on the control bits you're accessing
  • Save & Re-use Configurations
  • Macro feature allows user to cycle through multiple configurations automatically - including conditional operation
  • Optional USB, Parallel, or Serial connection to the device/board (Note: requires appropriate cabling supplied by user)

Software Downloads & Documentation

Quick Reference Information Resources Downloads
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Diamond 3.10 Installation Guide for Linux
1.0 10/10/2017 PDF 441.6 KB
Diamond 3.10 Installation Guide for Windows
1.0 10/10/2017 PDF 694.9 KB
ORCAstra on Windows7
2.0 8/23/2012 PDF 63 KB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Software Cable Support
2.0 7/16/2012 PDF 194.8 KB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
ORCAstra Standalone 3.10 for Windows
3.10 10/10/2017 ZIP 38.5 MB