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NIOS II Design with software example "simple_socket_server".
Refer to http://trenz.org/tei0006-info for the current online version of this manual and other available documentation.
- Quartus 19.4 Pro
- NIOS II
- QSPI flash memory
- DDR3L memory
- User LED
Release Notes and Know Issues
|Issues||Description||Workaround||To be fixed version|
|No known issues||---||---||---|
|Quartus Prime Pro||19.4||needed|
|NIOS II SBT for Eclipse||---||optional|
Complete List is available on <design_name>/board_files/*_devices.csv
Design supports following modules:
|Module Model||Board Part Short Name||PCB Revision Support||DDR||QSPI Flash||EMMC||Others||Notes|
Design supports following carriers:
Additional HW Requirements:
|USB cable for JTAG/UART||Check Carrier Board and Programmer for correct type|
|RJ45 ethernet cable||connect carrier board to network|
For general structure and of the reference design, see Project Delivery - Intel devices
|Quartus||<design_name>/source_files/quartus||Quartus project will be generated by TE Scripts|
|Software||<design_name>/source_files/software||Additional software will be generated by TE Scripts|
|SOPC Information File||*.sopcinfo||File with description of the .qsys file to create software for the target hardware|
|SRAM Object File||*.sof||Ram configuration file|
|JTAG indirect configuration file||*.jic||Flash configuration file|
|Diverse Reports||---||Report files in different formats|
|Software-Application-File||*.elf||Software application for NIOS II processor system|
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:
Reference Design is available with and without prebuilt files. It's recommended to use TE prebuilt files for first lunch.
Trenz Electronic provides a tcl based built environment based on Quartus Design Flow.
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
- Open create_project_win.cmd/create_project_linux.sh:
- Select Board in "Board selection"
- Click on "Create project" button to create project
- (optional for manual changes) Select correct quartus installation path in "<design_name>/settings/design_basic_settings.tcl"
Check Module and Carrier TRMs for proper HW configuration before you try any design.
- Connect JTAG and power on carrier with module
- Open create_project_win.cmd/create_project_linux.sh
- Select correct board in "Board selection"
- Click on "Program device" button
- if prebuilt files are available: select "Program prebuilt file"
- using own generated programming file: select "Program other file" and click on "Browse ..." to open own generated programming file
- (optional) click on "Open programmer GUI" to program device with Quartus programmer GUI
- Click on "Start program device" button
Not used on this Example.
- Prepare HW like described on section TEI0006 Test Board#Programming
- Connect UART USB (most cases same as JTAG)
- Connect your board to the network
- Power on PCB
- Open Serial Console (e.g. PuTTY)
- COM Port: Win OS see device manager, Linux OS see dmesg | grep tty (UART is *USB1)
- Speed: 11520
- Select "Implicit CR in every LF" in category "Terminal"
- Press reset button
- Simple Socket Server is starting up. Follow instructions on shell.
- If dhcp server is not available: open software project in sdk gui (e.g. NIOS II SBT for Eclipse) and change predefined IP address in "simple_socket_server.h", rebuild software project and download *.elf file to the device.
- Open command shell and enter "telnet <ip_address> 30" to connect to simple socket server
System Design - Quartus
Software Design - SDK
Template location: <design_name>/source_files/software/
Software example "Simple Socket Server" from eclipse (modified source files for TEI0006 board).
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