Nios® V Embedded Processor Design Handbook

ID 726952
Date 12/04/2023
Document Table of Contents Generating the Board Support Package using the BSP Editor GUI

Platform Designer includes the BSP Editor board support package editing tool. A board support package (BSP) provides a software runtime environment for embedded systems, such as Nios® V processor systems. The BSP Editor is a GUI tool that you can launch from Platform Designer to generate and configure BSP contents.
  1. In the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, go to Tools > Platform Designer .
  2. In the Platform Designer window, go to File > New BSP. The Create New BSP window appears.
  3. For BSP setting file, create a BSP file (settings.bsp) in <Project directory>/sw/bsp_custom/settings.bsp.
  4. For System file (qsys or sopcinfo), select the Nios® V processor Platform Designer system (sys.qsys).
    Note: For Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition software, generate the BSP files using SOPCINFO file. Refer to AN 980: Nios V Processor Intel Quartus Prime Software Support for more information.
  5. For Quartus project, select the example design Quartus Project File (top.qpf).
  6. For Revision, select top.
  7. For CPU name, select cpu.
  8. Select the Operating system as Altera HAL or Micrium MicroC/OS II.
  9. Click Create to create the BSP file.
    Figure 4. Create New BSP window
  10. Click Generate BSP to generate the BSP file.
    Figure 5. BSP Editor
    Note: In the BSP Editor, the default selection for sys_clk_timer and timestamp_timer are configured to cpu to use the Nios® V processor's internal timer.