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Overview

NIOS II Design with SDRAM controller, flash memory test and different LED sequences.

Refer to http://trenz.org/max1000-info for the current online version of this manual and other available documentation.

Key Features

  • Quartus Prime Lite 19.1
  • NIOS II
  • SPI
  • UART
  • User Flash memory
  • SDRAM memory
  • 3-axis Accelerometer
  • User LEDs
  • User buttons

Revision History

DateQuartusProject BuiltAuthorsDescription
2020-05-1219.1 Lite

TEI0001-test_board_noprebuilt-quartus_19.1.0-20200512095852.zip

TEI0001-test_board-quartus_19.1.0-20200512100037.zip

Thomas Dück
  • 19.1 update
2019-11-1118.1

TEI0001-test_board_noprebuilt-quartus_18.1-20191111104201.zip

TEI0001-test_board-quartus_18.1-20191111104348.zip

Thomas Dück
  • add bash files for Linux OS
2019-10-2818.1

TEI0001-test_board_noprebuilt-quartus_18.1-20191028120819.zip

TEI0001-test_board-quartus_18.1-20191028120521.zip

Thomas Dück
  • create project with TE scripts
  • new assembly variants
2019-04-0218.1TEI0001-03-08-C8-test_board-quartus_18.1-20190402.zipThomas Dück
  • initial release
Design Revision History

Release Notes and Know Issues

IssuesDescriptionWorkaroundTo be fixed version
No known issues---------
Known Issues

Requirements

Software

SoftwareVersionNote
Quartus Prime Lite19.1needed
NIOS II SBT for eclipse---optional
Software

Hardware

Complete List is available on <design_name>/board_files/*_devices.csv

Design supports following modules:

Module ModelBoard Part Short NamePCB Revision SupportDDRQSPI FlashOthersNotes
TEI0001-03-08-C808_C8_8MBREV02, REV038MByte64MBitNANA
TEI0001-03-16-C816_C8_8MBREV02, REV038MByte64MBitNA

NA

TEI0001-03-16-C8A16_C8A_32MBREV0332MByte64MBitNANA
TEI0001-03-16-C8P16_C8P_8MBREV038MByte64MBitNANA
Hardware Modules

Design supports following carriers:

Carrier ModelNotes
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Hardware Carrier

Additional HW Requirements:

Additional HardwareNotes
USB cable for JTAG/UARTCheck Carrier Board and Programmer for correct type
Additional Hardware

Content

For general structure and of the reference design, see Project Delivery - Intel devices

Design Sources

TypeLocationNotes
Quartus<design_name>/source_files/quartusQuartus project will be generated by TE Scripts
Software<design_name>/source_files/softwareAdditional software will be generated by TE Scripts
Design sources

Prebuilt

File

File-Extension

Description

SOPC Information File*.sopcinfoFile with description of the *.qsys file to create software for the target hardware
Programmer Object File*.pofFPGA configuration file
Diverse Reports---Report files in different formats
Software Application File*.elfSoftware application for NIOS II processor system
Prebuilt files (only on ZIP with prebuilt content)

Download

Reference design is only usable with the specified Quartus version. Do never use different versions of Quartus software for the same project.

Reference Design is available on:

Design Flow

Reference Design is available with and without prebuilt files. It's recommended to use TE prebuilt files for first launch.

Trenz Electronic provides a tcl based built environment based on Quartus Design Flow.

See also:


The Trenz Electronic FPGA Reference Designs are TCL-script based projects. To create a project, open a project or program a device execute "create_project_win.cmd" on Windows OS and "create_project_linux.sh" on Linux OS.

TE Scripts are only needed to generate the quartus project, all other additional steps are optional and can also executed by Intel Quartus/SDK GUI. For currently Scripts limitations on Win and Linux OS see: Project Delivery - Intel devices → Currently limitations of functionality

  1. Open create_project_win.cmd/create_project_linux.sh:
    'Create Project' GUI example
  2. Select Board in "Board selection"
  3. Click on "Create project" button to create project
    1. (optional for manual changes) Select correct quartus installation path in "<design_name>/settings/design_basic_settings.tcl"

Launch

Programming

Check Module and Carrier TRMs for proper HW configuration before you try any design.

MAX10 Flash

  1. Connect the Module to USB-Port
  2. Open create_project_win.cmd/create_project_linux.sh
  3. Select correct board in "Board selection"
  4. Click on "Program device" button
    1. if prebuilt files are available: select "Program prebuilt file"
    2. using own generated programming file: select "Program other file" and click on "Browse ..." to open own generated programming file
    3. (optional) click on "Open programmer GUI" to program device with Quartus programmer GUI
  5. Click on "Start program device" button

JTAG

Not used on this example.

Usage

  1. Prepare Hardware like described on section Programming
  2. Connect UART USB (most cases same as JTAG)

UART

  1. Open Serial Console (e.g. PuTTY)
    1. COM Port: Win OS see device manager, Linux OS see  dmesg | grep tty  (UART is *USB1)
    2. Speed: 115200
  2. Press reset button on the module
  3. Toggle between following modes by pressing user button
    1. Spirit level
    2. Winbond SPI flash memory test
    3. Shift register sequence
    4. Knightrider sequence
    5. Case statement sequence

System Design - Quartus

Block Design

Block Design - test_board.bdf
Block Design - Project
Block Design - NIOS_test_board.qsys
Block Design - Platform Designer

Software Design - SDK

Application

Template location: <design_name>/source_files/software/

test_board

Software example to test TEI0001 module.

Appx. A: Change History and Legal Notices

Document Change History

To get content of older revision got to "Change History" of this page and select older document revision number.

DateDocument Revision

Authors

Description

  • 19.1 release
2019-11-11v.8Thomas Dück
  • add bash files for Linux OS
2019-10-29v.6Thomas Dück
  • change design to TE scripts
  • new variants
2019-04-03v.4Thomas Dück
  • Initial release 18.1
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Document change history.

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