since I don't have much time to tell you.I just tell you a point. - SOPC builder has SG-DMA. - SG-DMA creates Avalon-ST data stream. - sample of DMA is in NiosII IDE template. it may take time to learn by yourself. but you need this skill if you need more than 100MB/sec. I'm sorry for now.
FYI it's not that the PIO is slow, the processor accessing the PIO can't access it every clock cycle. If you wired a DMA up to the PIO you could potentially change the output every clock cycle.
Hi BadOmen,Could you explain more about the HDL driver? I read the document about these APIs. Do you mean that I need to give the base address of some PIO to sgdma? It will be perfect that you can show me a simply diagram of the whole connection. Thanks!
It's pretty easy actually. With the DMA you basically read a buffer from memory and have the DMA write to a fixed address. The bit in the control field for writing to a fixed address is called "WCON" I think. There is something similar in the SGDMA but I forget what the bit is called. Take a look at this design, it does something similar: http://www.altera.com/support/examples/nios2/exm-crc-acceleration.html (http://www.altera.com/support/examples/nios2/exm-crc-acceleration.html?gsa_pos=1&wt.oss_r=1&wt.oss=c...)