Embedded Training Resources

We offer a variety of embedded training resources including online training, instructor-led courses, webcasts, tutorials, and online demonstrations to sharpen your competitive edge.

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Title Description
Online Training
ARM SoC FPGA
SoC FPGA Hardware Overview (Part 1)

This online training describes the Cyclone® V and Arria® V SoC FPGA hardware, and in particular, the hard processor system (HPS). The online training includes information about the master programming unit (MPU) subsystem, including the ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor core, the AMBA® AXI™ bridges, the Level 3 and Level 4 interconnects, and the main memory that is included in the HPS.

Course Length: 1 hour

SoC FPGA Hardware Overview (Part 2)

This online training describes about the Cyclone V and Arria V SoC FPGA hardware, and in particular, the HPS. The online training includes information about the peripherals included in the HPS. You will learn about system management, non-volatile storage, interface protocols, general purpose peripherals, and debugging techniques.

Course Length: 30 minutes

Nios II Processor
Developing Software for Embedded Systems on FPGAs This online training describes how to develop software for embedded systems on FPGAs. FPGAs are becoming more common in embedded design. See how easy it is to develop embedded system software for FPGAs using the popular Nios® II soft processor.

Course Length: 6 minutes
Developing Software for the Nios II Processor: Nios II Software Build Tools for Eclipse

This online training describes about the Nios II Software Build Tools for Eclipse, a comprehensive collection of tools for Nios II software development including compiling, editing, debugging, and flash programming. This course is an introduction on how to use these tools.

Course Length: 30 minutes

Developing Software for the Nios II Processor:
Tools Overview

This online training describes our embedded software development tools in detail. You will find out what operating systems, middleware, and software packages are available for the Nios II processor. The course includes helpful resources and support information.

Course Length: 30 minutes
Developing Software for the Nios II Processor:
Design Flow
This online training describes our embedded development flow for Nios II processor-based systems. This online training covers the FPGA hardware design flow, the Nios II software development flow, and the flash programmer flow.

Course Length: 30 minutes
Nios II Software Build Tools For Eclipse and BSP Editor

This online training describes about the Nios II Software Build Tools for Eclipse. You will learn how to upgrade Nios II Integrated Development Environment (IDE) projects and use the Nios II BSP Editor—a powerful feature that enables fine control over software build options. This online training was last updated for Quartus II v10.0.

Course Length: 30 minutes

Developing Software for the Nios II Processor:
HAL Primer

This online training introduces the fundamental concepts of the Nios II Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and shows the various HAL resources that are provided to accelerate software development for the Nios II processor.

Course Length: 30 minutes

Using the Nios II Processor: Hardware Development

 

 

Learn about the Nios® II embedded soft processor v. 14.1. Learn the basics of the Avalon Standard Interface and the Qsys high performance network-on-a-programmable-chip architecture. Learn to use the Qsys system integration tool to develop & configure customized Nios II processor-based hardware systems. Utilize the associated Nios II processor and Qsys “Hello World” lab on the MAX® 10 Development kit to exercise the concepts discussed in the slides and associated tool demonstrations included in this class.

Course Length: 27 minutes

Using the Nios II Processor: Software Development

Learn about the Nios® II Software Build Tools for Eclipse v. 14.1. Learn to develop software for FPGAs & use Nios II Development Kits for prototyping. Utilize the associated Nios II processor and Qsys “Hello World” lab on the MAX® 10 Development kit to exercise the concepts discussed in the slides and associated tool demonstrations included in this class.

Course Length: 10 minutes

Using the Nios II Processor: Custom Components and Instructions

Learn about custom components and instructions and how to incorporate your own custom logic into a Nios® II processor based system.

Course length: 11minutes

Nios II Processor: Custom  Instructions

This online training introduces you to the features of Nios II processor custom instructions and shows you how to add them to the Nios II processor.

Course Length: 30 minutes

System Integration and Hardware Development
Introduction to Qsys

This online training introduces you to Qsys; a tool to integrate embedded processors with intellectual property (IP) cores and your custom IP. Learn the benefits of system integration with Qsys, system debugging with system console, and functional simulation using the bus functional model (BFM).

Course Length: 1.5 hours

VHDL Basics

This online training provides an overview of the VHDL language and its usage in programmable logic design. While the emphasis is on the synthesis constructs of VHDL, you will also learn about some simulation constructs. You will gain a basic understanding of VHDL that enables you to begin creating your design.

Course Length: 1.5 hours

Instructor-Led Training
Developing Software for the Nios II Processor

This training is targeted for software engineers. This training teaches you how to develop and run embedded software for the Nios II processor in the Nios II IDE. You will also be exposed to a few basic concepts including how a Nios II processor is configured and integrated into an Intel® FPGA using Quartus® II software and SOPC Builder design tools.

Course Length: 2 days

Designing with the Nios II Processor

This training teaches you how to embed a Nios II 32-bit microprocessor soft core into your FPGA design. Learn how the software build flow is incorporated into the hardware flow, perform debug and bring up of a design, simulate your Nios II-based design in the ModelSim®-Intel FPGA software, and create custom instructions to perform hardware acceleration of software functions. This training enables you to immediately start using the Nios II processor v11.1 in your designs or on a development kit.

Course Length: 1 day

Introduction to the Qsys System Integration Tool

This training teaches you how to quickly build designs for our FPGAs usingthe Qsys system-level integration tool. Learn how to quickly integrate IP and custom logic into a system and how to optimize designs for performance. This training enables you to dive deeply into the Avalon® Memory-Mapped (Avalon-MM) and Avalon Streaming (Avalon-ST) interfaces with significant hands-on tool usage as well as system and custom HDL component design.

Course Length: 1 day
Advanced Qsys System Integration Tool Methodologies

This training teaches you about the advanced features of the Qsys system level integration tool and enables you to expand your knowledge of the Quartus II FPGA design software v11.1. You will learn how to simulate Qsys systems in the ModelSim-Intel FPGA software using Avalon BFMs, exercise and monitor system behavior with the System Console, and build hierarchical Qsys systems. This training provides a significant hands-on component, where you will gain exposure to tool usage and system design.

Course Length: 1 day

Online Demonstrations
Nios II Processor Hardware Development Flow

This online demonstration includes the following topics:

  • Creating a Nios II System
  • Adding User Logic
  • Adding Direct Memory Access (DMA) Channels
  • Adding Custom Instructions
Nios II Software Development Flow

This online demonstration includes the following topics:

  • Nios II IDE Overview
  • Creating, Building, and Running an Application
  • Software Debugging
  • Advanced Software Debugging
  • Simulating Nios II Systems
Programming Flash This online demonstration shows you how the Nios II flash programmer programs data into a flash memory device connected to an FPGA. The flash programmer sends file contents over a download cable to a Nios II processor system running on the FPGA.
Tutorials

Nios II Hardware Development Tutorial (PDF)

These tutorials provide you with step-by-step instructions and walk you through simple design examples.

Creating Multiprocessor Nios II Systems Tutorial (PDF)

This tutorial teaches you how to build a single design with multiple Nios II processors and run the software.

Using Tightly Coupled Memory with the Nios II Processor Tutorial (PDF)

This tutorial teaches you how to boost real time system performance using tightly coupled memory with the Nios II processor to store critical code or data for low-latency access.
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