AN 985: Nios® V Processor Tutorial

ID 784468
Date 5/15/2024
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1.4.3. Applying External Tool Configuration

External tool configuration is a generic feature where you can configure the Ashling* RiscFree* IDE for Intel® FPGAs to include external tools. An example of such tools is the juart-terminal executable, which is used to display the Hello World message through the JTAG UART IP.

To perform external tool configuration for juart-terminal, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Run > External Tools > External Tools Configurations.
  2. Double click Program to open a New_configuration window.
  3. Rename the configuration as Nios V JTAG UART Output.
  4. In Location, click Browse File system.
  5. Browse and select the juart-terminal file in the following paths:
    Table 3.  Path
    Operating System Path
    Windows* <Intel Quartus Prime installation directory>/quartus/bin64/juart-terminal.exe
    Linux* <Intel Quartus Prime installation directory>/quartus/linux64/juart-terminal
  6. Set the Arguments as “-c 1 -d 0 -i 0”. This configures the JTAG UART connection is towards the JTAG UART IP at cable 1, device 0 and instance 0.
  7. Click Apply.
Note: JTAG device chain index varies according to your setup. To obtain the latest device chain index numbering, run openocd-cfg-gen –print command in Nios® V Command Shell.
Figure 43. External Tools Configuration