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NIOS II Design with SDRAM Controller and 5 different LED sequences, that can be toggled using the user button.
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- Quartus 18.1
- NIOS II
- User Flash memory
- SDRAM memory
- 3-axis Accelerometer
- User LEDs
- User buttons
Release Notes and Know Issues
|Issues||Description||Workaround||To be fixed version|
|No known issues||---||---||---|
|NIOS II SBT for Eclipse||18.1||needed|
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||Others||Notes|
|TEI0001-03-08-C8||08_C8_8MB||REV02, REV03||8 MByte||64 MBit||NA||NA|
|TEI0001-03-16-C8||16_C8_8MB||REV02, REV03||8 MByte||64 MBit||NA|
|TEI0001-03-16-C8A||16_C8A_32MB||REV03||32 MByte||64 MBit||NA||NA|
|TEI0001-03-16-C8P||16_C8P_8MB||REV03||8 MByte||64 MBit||NA||NA|
Design supports following carriers:
Additional HW Requirements:
|USB Cable for JTAG/UART||Check Carrier Board and Programmer for correct type|
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|
|Programmer Object File||*.pof||FPGA 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 launch.
Trenz Electronic provides a tcl based built environment based on Quartus Design Flow.
The Trenz Electronic FPGA Reference Designs are TCL-script based projects. Command files for execution will be generated with "_create_win_setup.cmd" on Windows OS and "_create_linux_setup.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.
- Open _create_win_setup.cmd/_create_linux_setup.sh and follow instructions on shell:
- Press 0 and enter to start "Module Selection Guide"
- Create Project (follow instruction of the product selection guide), settings file will be configured automatically during this process
- (optional for manual changes) Select correct device and Quartus install path on "design_basic_settings.cmd"/ "design_basic_settings.sh" and create Quartus project with "quartus_create_project_batchmode.cmd"/"quartus_create_project_batchmode.sh"
Not used on this Example.
- Connect the Module to USB-Port
- Open Quartus project with "quartus_open_existing_project_guimode.cmd"/ "quartus_open_existing_project_guimode.sh"
- Open the Quartus Prime Programmer from Tools → Programmer
- If the Arrow-USB-Blaster is not visible:
- Click "Hardware Setup..."
- Choose at the drop-down menu "Currently selected hardware" Arrow-USB-Blaster [USB0]
- Close "Hardware Setup"
- If the correct configuration file is not set:
- Delete other files
- Click "Add file..."
- Select the correct .pof file (created project file: <design_name>/quartus/output_files/test_board.pof or prebuilt file: <design_name>/prebuilt/<board_part_short_name>/programming_files/*.pof)
- Click "Start"
- Prepare Hardware like described on section Programming
- Connect UART USB (most cases same as JTAG)
- Open Serial Console "PuTTY"
- Change settings in category "Session"
- Connection Type: Serial
- COM Port: Win OS → see device manager, Linux OS → see dmesg |grep tty
- Speed: 115200
- Select "Implicit CR in every LF" in category "Terminal"
- Click Open
- Press reset button at module
- Flash test is running
- After test finished, you can toggle between following LED sequences by pressing user button
- Spirit level
- Case statement sequence
- Shift register sequence
- Knightrider sequence
- Pulse-width modulation sequence
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