Design Store

Become an FPGA Designer in 4 hour lab solution  

NameBecome an FPGA Designer in 4 hour lab solution
DescriptionThis training gives basic skills to design with Altera FPGAs. The course uses lecture, demonstrations & labs that is completed in 4 hours. You will learn about the architectural features of Altera devices, as well as how the Altera Quartus II design software works. The 6 labs will train you to:
1) Set up a design project, 2) Set assignments and compile a design, 3) Perform Timing Analysis, 4) Perform Power Analysis, 5) Download your design to hardware, 6) Debug your design with the SignalTap II Logic Analyzer
The course is most beneficial when using the BeMicro MAX10 Evaluation kit from our partner Arrow. If you choose not to purchase the kit, you can complete all labs except Design Download & Debug.
Operating SystemNone
IP Core
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Avalon ALTPLLClocksPLLsResets
Reset ControllerQsysInterconnect
SDRAM ControllerExternalMemoryInterfaces
FamilyMAX 10
Online training classLink to the Online training class Become an FPGA Designer in 4 hours
Development KitBeMicro MAX 10 FPGA Evaluation Kit
Installation Package

Note: After downloading the design example, you must prepare the design template. The file you downloaded is of the form of a <project>.par file which contains a compressed version of your design files (similar to a .qar file) and metadata describing the project. The combination of this information is what constitutes a <project>.par file. In releases 16.0 or newer, you can simply double click on the <project>.par file and Quartus will launch that project.

The second means to bring up the project template is through the New Project Wizard (File -> New Project Wizard). After entering the project name and folder on the first panel, the second panel will ask you to specify an empty project or project template. Select project template. You will see a list of Design Templates projects that you have loaded prior as well as various "Baseline Pinout Designs" that contain the pinout and settings for a variety of development kits. If you don't see your design template in the list, click on the link that states install the Design Templates circled below:

Browse to the <project>.par file you downloaded, click next, followed by Finish, and your design template will be installed and displayed in the Project Navigator pane in Quartus.

Note: When a design is stored in the Design Store as a design template, it has been previously regression tested against the stated version of Quartus software. The regression ensures the design template passes analysis/synthesis/fitting/assembly steps in the Quartus design flow.

At the command-line, type the following command:

quartus_sh --platform_install –package <project directory>/MAX10_demo.par

Once the process completes, then type:

quartus_sh --platform –name MAX10_demo

Total Downloads180 (From 14 Jun 2016 to 16 Jan 2019)
Quartus Prime VersionDownload Quartus Prime v16.0
Quartus Prime EditionStandard

Last updated on June 14, 2016, 9:17 a.m.