Required Command-Line Mode = Configure

Use the pld command to perform an upgrade of programmable logic devices (PLDs) such as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in GigaVUE‑HC3,G-TAP A Series 2 and inGigaVUE‑HC1-Plus.

The following components in GigaVUE‑HC3 have an FPGA:

■   PRT-HC3-X24 module
■   PRT-HC3-C08Q08 module
■   PRT-HC3-C16 module
■   SMT-HC3-C05 module
■   BPS-HC3-C25F2G module
■   BPS-HC3-Q35C2G module
■   BPS-HC3-C35C2G module
■   control card (also referred to as the main board)

The following components in GigaVUE‑HC1-Plus have an FPGA:

■   HC1P-C04X08module
■   BPS-HC1-D25A60 module
■   BPS-HC1-D35C60 module
■   SMT-HC1A- R module
■   control card

FPGA images are bundled with the software image and upgraded with the software image upgrade, however, the pld command provides the ability to upgrade each FPGA individually. Refer to image for information on downloading the software image using the image fetch command. After a PLD upgrade, the node must be hard reloaded. This is also known as a hard power recycle. Issue the show pld command to display the PLDs that need to be upgraded, then only upgrade those.

The pld command for GigaVUE‑HC3,GigaVUE‑HC1-Plus has the following syntax:

   upgrade slot <slot ID>

The pld command for G-TAP A Series 2 has the following syntax:


The following table describes the arguments for the pld command :




upgrade slot <slot ID>

Upgrades the PLD image in the specified slot.

For example:

(config) # pld upgrade slot 2

To upgrade the PLD image on the control card:

(config) # pld upgrade slot cc1

G-TAP A Series 2

(config) # pld upgrade


Upgrades the PLD image

Related Commands

The following table summarizes other commands related to the pld command:



Displays information about PLDs, such as, the current revision, and if an upgrade is needed or not.

show pld

Displays information about PLDs for a specific slot ID in GigaVUE‑HC3.

show pld slot 2