MAX 10 - Nios II ADC /LCD Display Controller Design Example (10M50 Dev Kit)



Demonstrates how to connect and use the Analog to Digital Converter Feature and display results on an LCD Controller using the MAX 10 Evaluation Kit. Note that you need a Pmod CLP LCD in addition to your MAX 10M50 Dev Kit.
IP Cores (56)
IP Core IP Core Category
Avalon ALTPLL ClocksPLLsResets
Avalon-ST Adapter QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Channel Adapter QsysInterconnect
Avalon ST Debug Fabric QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Demultiplexer QsysInterconnect
Altera Management Reset Block Other
Avalon-ST Timing Adapter QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Multiplexer QsysInterconnect
Trace Fabric QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Data Format Adapter QsysInterconnect
Avalon-MM Pipeline Bridge QsysInterconnect
altera_trace_capture_controller QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Pipeline Stage QsysInterconnect
On-Chip Memory (RAM or ROM) OnChipMemory
MM Interconnect QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Error Adapter QsysInterconnect
Avalon-MM Slave Agent QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Single Clock FIFO QsysInterconnect
Avalon-MM Slave Translator QsysInterconnect
Memory-Mapped Demultiplexer QsysInterconnect
Memory-Mapped Multiplexer QsysInterconnect
Memory-Mapped Router QsysInterconnect
Avalon-MM Master Agent QsysInterconnect
Memory-Mapped Traffic Limiter QsysInterconnect
Avalon-MM Master Translator QsysInterconnect
Trace ROM QsysInterconnect
Reset Controller QsysInterconnect
Timestamp monitor QsysInterconnect
transacto_lite SimulationDebugVerification
Altera Modular ADC core ADC
Altera Trace ADC Monitor ADC
Altera Trace ADC Monitor Core ADC
Altera Trace ADC Monitor Width Adapter ADC
altera_trace_monitor_endpoint QsysInterconnect
Altera Modular ADC Control core ADC
Altera Modular ADC Sample Storage core ADC
Altera Modular ADC Sequencer core ADC
Avalon-ST Splitter QsysInterconnect
SPI (3 Wire Serial) SPI
IRQ Mapper QsysInterconnect
JTAG Debug Link ConfigurationProgramming
altera_avalon_st_debug_host_endpoint QsysInterconnect
JTAG Debug Link (internal module) ConfigurationProgramming
Avalon-ST Bytes to Packets Converter QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST JTAG Interface QsysInterconnect
Avalon-ST Packets to Bytes Converter QsysInterconnect
altera_jtag_avalon_master QsysInterconnect
Avalon Packets to Transaction Converter QsysInterconnect
JTAG UART ConfigurationProgramming
Altera Avalon LCD 16207 Peripherals
PIO (Parallel I/O) Other
Nios II Gen2 Processor NiosII
Nios II Gen2 Processor Unit NiosII
Interval Timer Peripherals
System ID Peripheral Other
altera_trace_controller_endpoint QsysInterconnect

Detailed Description

Prepare the design template in the Quartus Prime software GUI (version 14.1 and later)

Note: After downloading the design example, you must prepare the design template. The file you downloaded is of the form of a <project>.par file which contains a compressed version of your design files (similar to a .qar file) and metadata describing the project. The combination of this information is what constitutes a <project>.par file. In releases 16.0 or newer, you can simply double click on the <project>.par file and Quartus will launch that project.

The second means to bring up the project template is through the New Project Wizard (File -> New Project Wizard). After entering the project name and folder on the first panel, the second panel will ask you to specify an empty project or project template. Select project template. You will see a list of Design Templates projects that you have loaded prior as well as various "Baseline Pinout Designs" that contain the pinout and settings for a variety of development kits. If you don't see your design template in the list, click on the link that states install the Design Templates circled below:

Browse to the <project>.par file you downloaded, click next, followed by Finish, and your design template will be installed and displayed in the Project Navigator pane in Quartus.

Note: When a design is stored in the Design Store as a design template, it has been previously regression tested against the stated version of Quartus software. The regression ensures the design template passes analysis/synthesis/fitting/assembly steps in the Quartus design flow.

Prepare the design template in the Quartus Prime software command-line

At the command-line, type the following command:

quartus_sh --platform_install -package <project directory>/<project>.par

Once the process completes, then type:

quartus_sh --platform -name <project>


* ACDS Version: 16.0.0 Standard

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