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About PCI Express Interrupt (DE2i-150 board)

Altera_Forum
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Now I want to extend the project "pcie_fundamental" in system CD, but I meet some problems in software and Qsys part. 

My target is generate a "interrupt" from PCIE at PC host, and deal with it in "nios ii for eclipse". 

 

As shown in appendix "Qsys.JPG", I connect "PCIE Hard IP Compiler" and "Nios Processor" in IRQ(Interrupt request). 

(If it has a connect error, please tell me.) 

 

Qsys.JPG: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7gv38oUppIAYUpyMFhRUDBkaVk 

 

These are my questions: 

 

1. How to generate a "interrupt request" from PCI Express to Nios? 

 

2. Could I use below method to generate "Interrupt request"? 

http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12424&stc=1 http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12425&stc=1 http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12426&stc=1  

Article mentioned that "Enables assertion of Avalon-MM interrupt CraIrq_o signal when the specified mailbox is written by the root complex".  

 

How to enable "interrupt to Avalon MM", like this below(This C++ code in software part, and i try to enable P2A_MB_IRQ[0])? 

(If it has a any error, please tell me.) 

http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12421&stc=1  

 

3. If above mentioned part is right, how to handle "Interrupt" when Nios II receive a IRQ(interrupt request queue)?  

Could I register a ISR(Interrupt Service Routine) like below? 

 

alt_irq_register(PCIE_HARD_IP_IRQ, 0, ISR); 

 

Now I focus on What is PCI Express generate a interrupt request and Nios how to receive interrupt and how to handle it? 

 

Appendixes "Qsys part" and "software part" can help you realize my question. 

 

Qsys Part: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0b7gv38ouppiabkztvgztsdj3dza 

Software Part: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0b7gv38ouppiaam12mg5ibkjhngs 

(software part is use in PC host, not in use in "Nios II for Eclipse") 

 

IP Compiler for PCI Express User Guide:  

https://www.altera.com/content/dam/altera/www/global/en_us/pdfs/literature/ug/ug_pci_express.pdf (https://www.altera.com/content/dam/altera-www/global/en_us/pdfs/literature/ug/ug_pci_express.pdf

DE2i_150 FPGA System User Manual:  

http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive_download.pl?language=english&no=529&fid=c10b5ed89f1ec... (http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive_download.pl?language=english&no=529&fid=c10b5ed89f1ec...

 

 

Sincerely yours,  

Williams
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