Guidelines for Developing a Nios II HAL Device Driver

ID 683146
Date 6/12/2015
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1.1. Prerequisites for HAL Device Driver Development

This document targets advanced systems developers with a basic understanding of the following concepts:

  • Nios II application development, including creating and building software applications and BSPs with the Nios II SBT, including the Nios II SBT for Eclipse.
  • The Quartus® II software, including opening Quartus II projects that match the target board, launching the Qsys system integration tool, and examining various peripheral settings.
  • Using the Quartus II Programmer tool to program an SRAM Object File (.sof) to an FPGA through an Altera® USB-Blaster™ download cable.
To gain the minimum prerequisite knowledge, refer to the following resources:
  • The "Nios II Hardware Development Tutorial", available on the Nios II Hardware Development Design Example page of the Altera website
  • The "Getting Started with the Graphical User Interface" chapter of the Nios II Software Developer's Handbook
  • The "Getting Started from the Command Line" chapter of the Nios II Software Developer's Handbook

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