Cyclone II – NIOS II
Yeah, bit boring the basic examples but they allow you to get the board up and running and buzz out the development environment.
I skipped over a few and went for a NIOS II example but while it compiled it was not intuitive. Trying to open up the elements in the project browser failed with reports of encryption on files … I am not sure if designing with NIOS II requires a licence even if you can load and run models. Will look into this.
In the meantime I have downloaded NIOS II manuals etc. to read into it a little.
Not sure this will be my bag as I am working towards FORTH engines and also DSP bits and pieces so not sure I want to spend too much time in NIOS II land.
[Authors Hamblen, Hall and Furman]
As it turns out, I have found a copy of “Rapid Prototyping of Digital Systems SOPC Edition” – which coincidentally is for Altera, Cyclone II and NIOS II. The book uses v7.1 of the software but I will try out the material using v10.1 yes.
You can get the DVD online with all example code (if you download the 3Gbytes).
Otherwise, “Embedded SoPC Design with Nios II Processor and Verilog Examples” (including the example files).
Might be all good in the end – certainly meatier than lighting LED 😉