Altera provides two examples of computer systems designed for use on DE-series boards: the Basic Computer and the Media Computer. They are based on the Nios®II soft processor and the University Program IP cores. They can be used as a starting point for students' laboratory experience.
The design examples are distributed as part of the University Program Installer.
As of version 12.0, the computer systems were designed using the new Quartus II system integration tool, Qsys. while the older versions were designed using the SOPC Builder software.
The following table shows the available computer systems. Each system is avalable in both Verilog and VHDL and for several DE-series boards and Quartus II versions. Use the filters below to choose the ones that are appropriate for your course.