Comentários e feedback de alunos de Expanded FPGA Training with NIOS II da instituição Universidade do Colorado em Boulder
Sobre o curso
The complexity of digital logic designs requires understanding of large scale devices such as Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to realize solutions. Implementation in discrete components is nearly impossible to realize and debug due to the growing complexity of solutions. Integration of processor capability into one platform enables reduction in size and conservation of power with improved microelectronic hardware. The focus of this specialization is the practical use of Soft Processors with emphasis on testing and debugging in applications of video.
Hands on bring up of DE10-Lite board with expansion into the use of the VGA output interface is provided. Focus on the use of the NIOS II processor to control Video IP for generation of test pattern output after reviewing the sample test pattern demonstration in Verilog. Review of the manual for the implementation of Video IP for display of signals using the Avalon-ST streaming protocol is covered. Tools for the design of systems are provided which include the System Console and TCL scripts for evaluation of board and processor interfaces with custom project, and an embedded Logic Analyzer for probing of signal values to characterize performance and state transition. A traffic light controller and thunderbird tail lights are used to provide hands-on examples....