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Basic VGA Controller Design Example  

CategoryDesign Example
NameBasic VGA Controller Design Example
DescriptionThis design example shows you how to utilize the LCD on the Max 10 Nios II Embedded Evaluation Kit. The end result of this example is that the LCD is driven with varying colors depending on the order the buttons on the board are pressed in (each button press corresponds to a different intensity in the three color groups). In the attached documentation, you will find descriptions for how the LCD works as well as how each of the modules in this design was constructed.
Operating SystemNone
IP Core
IP CoreHeading
IRQ MapperInterrupt
JTAG UARTSerial
MM InterconnectMerlin Components
Avalon-ST AdapterStreaming
Avalon-ST Error AdapterStreaming
Memory-Mapped DemultiplexerMemory-Mapped
Memory-Mapped MultiplexerMemory-Mapped
Avalon-MM Slave AgentMemory-Mapped
Avalon-ST Single Clock FIFOOn Chip Memory
Avalon-MM Slave TranslatorMemory-Mapped
Avalon-MM Master AgentMemory-Mapped
Avalon-MM Master TranslatorMemory-Mapped
Memory-Mapped RouterMemory-Mapped
Nios II Gen2 ProcessorNios
Nios II Gen2 Processor UnitNios
Altera On-Chip FlashOn Chip Memory
On-Chip Memory (RAM or ROM)On Chip Memory
Reset ControllerClocks; PLLs and Resets
System ID PeripheralDebug and Performance
Version1.0
FamilyMAX 10
Device10M50DA
Documentation
DocumentDescription
Basic VGA Controller User Guide-
Development KitMAX 10 NEEK
Installation Package Download

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>/vga_controller.par

Once the process completes, then type:

quartus_sh --platform –name vga_controller

Total Downloads27 (From 22 Dec 2016 to 21 Jun 2017)
Quartus II Version Download Quartus II v16.0
Quartus II EditionStandard
VendorAltera


Last updated on Dec. 22, 2016, 11:45 a.m.