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NIOS II Design with SDRAM Controller and 4 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
- User LEDs
- User buttons
Release Notes and Know Issues
|Issues||Description||Workaround||To be fixed version|
|No known issues||---||---||---|
Design supports following modules:
|Module Model||PCB Revision Support||SDRAM||QSPI Flash||Others||Notes|
|TEI0015-01-08-C8A||REV01||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|
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:
- Open file "test_board.quar"
- Select Tools → Platform Designer from Quartus menu
- Open file "NIOS_test_board.qsys" in Platform Designer
- Open the component "onchip_flash" (double-click)
- Enable "Initialize flash content" and "Enable non-default initialization file" at Flash Initialization, if disabled
- Specify Path for "User created hex or mif file". You can find the file at \software\test_board\mem_init\onchip_flash.hex
- Select Generate → Generate HDL... from the Platform Designer menu
The Generation window will appear
Select "VHDL" as the synthesis language and "None" from the simulation model dropdown menu
Select “Create block symbol file(.bsf)”, if not selected
- Click Generate and close Platform Designer
- Select Processing → Start Compilation from the Quartus menu to compile the Design
- Connect the Board to USB-Port
- Open Quartus Programmer from Tools → Programmer
- If the Arrow-USB-Blaster is not visible:
- Click "Hardware Setup..."
- Choose at the drop-down menu "Currently selected hardware" the 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 (Path: <project_directory>\output_files\test_board.pof)
- Click start
- Prepare Hardware like described on section TEI0015 Test Board
- Connect UART USB (most cases same as JTAG)
- Open Serial Console "PuTTY"
- Change settings in category "Session"
- Connection Type: Serial
- COM Port: see device manager (Win OS)
- Speed: 115200
- Select "Implicit CR in every LF" in category "Terminal"
- Click Open
- Press reset button at module
- Flash test is running
- After the flash test finished, you can toggle between following LED sequences by pressing user button
- Case statement sequence
- Shift register sequence
- Knightrider sequence
- Pulse-width modulation sequence
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