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Implementing LED drivers in MAX devices (AN 286)  

CategoryDesign Example
NameImplementing LED drivers in MAX devices (AN 286)
DescriptionMany LEDs, such as the seven-segment display, are common-anode LEDs. The LEDs anode connects to VCC and each cathode connects to an output pin of the current-sinking LED driver chip. The driver chip sinks the DC current required to drive the display, and the LED turns on when the driver chip's output pins drive low. Current-regulating circuits are implemented inside the LED driver chips.

Current-sinking LED drivers are more common than current-sourcing drivers are .
Operating SystemNone
IP Core
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FamilyMAX 10
Implementing LED drivers in MAX devices (Application Note 286)Implementing LED drivers in MAX devices (Application Note 286)
MAX 10 Device DocumentationMAX 10 device documentation, including the device handbook, device pin-outs, and pin connection guidelines.
Development KitNon Kit Specific MAX 10 Design Examples
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>/AN286_MAX10.par

Once the process completes, then type:

quartus_sh --platform –name AN286_MAX10

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Last updated on May 17, 2016, 5:41 p.m.