Ashling* RiscFree* Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Intel® FPGAs User Guide

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Date 5/13/2024
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4. Debug Setup for Nios® V Processor System

You can develop software for the Nios® V processor effectively using Intel® FPGA development kit. The development kit includes documentation, a ready-made evaluation board, a getting-started reference design, and all the development tools necessary to write Nios® V processor programs.

Modifying existing code is a common, easy way to learn to start writing software in a new environment. The Nios® V Processor Intel® FPGA IP provides example software designs that you can examine, modify, and use in your own programs. The examples are documented in the Nios® V Embedded Processor Design Handbook and are ready to compile.

This section guides you through the fundamental operations in RiscFree* IDE for Nios® V processors, providing steps for the following applications:

  • Importing an application project for the Nios® V processor, with the board support package (BSP) project required to interface with your hardware.
  • Building an application and BSP projects in RiscFree* IDE.
  • Running the software on an Intel® FPGA development board.

The following operating systems support Nios® V processor applications:

  • Intel® HAL (Bare-Metal)
  • MicroC/OS-II (µC/OS-II)
  • Zephyr®
  • FreeRTOS™