AN 696: Using the JESD204B MegaCore Function in Arria V Devices

ID 683843
Date 5/11/2015
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1.1.3. Qsys System

The reference design uses a simple Qsys system that consists of two components: the JTAG to Avalon Master Bridge and the Avalon-Memory Mapped (Avalon-MM) Slave Translator.

Follow the steps below to examine the Qsys system:

  1. Launch the Quartus II software.
  2. On the File menu, click Open.
  3. Browse and select the jesd204b_avmm_interface.qsys file located in the project directory.
  4. Click Open.

The Qsys system consists of the following components:

  • JTAG to Avalon Master Bridge—acts as the Avalon-MM master in the reference design, This component is the main communication channel between the System Console tool and the Avalon-MM slave translator in the design. The System Console tool accesses the RX registers of the JESD204B MegaCore function.
  • Avalon-MM Slave Translator—exports all required Avalon signals to the top-level design. With the Avalon signals exported, the Qsys system can interface with any Avalon-compliant component that resides outside of the Qsys component library.
Figure 3. Component Map of the Qsys SystemFor this reference design, the JESD204B MegaCore function is an Avalon-compliant component. Therefore, the Avalon-MM Slave Translator component must connect to the JTAG to Avalon Master Bridge component.


Table 4.  Memory Map of the Qsys System Memory map of the Qsys system for the Avalon-MM Slave Translator in this reference design.

Name

Component Name

Base Address

Description

merlin_slave_translator_0

Avalon-MM Slave Translator

0x000

Exports Avalon-MM signals to interface with the JESD204B MegaCore function.

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