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DE1 Tutorials Needed

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The DE1 Development kit that I received had out of data Quartus II and DE1 System software. I have downloaded the current Quartus II software and it seems to run O.K. However, the DE1 Tutorials from Both the included CD and web site are out of data. 

 

I have not been able to complete the tutorial on using the Altera product with the schematic editor. The tutorial describes a "pin assignment editor" that does not behave like the "new" one and I'm not able to continue in the tutorial. 

 

I am just starting out, learning at home, about the Altera Cyclone II product, and I would benifit from some basic tutorial info that is current for the product I purchased.  

 

Is there a tutorial for a schematic entry for a beginner ? 

 

Marc
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I found an up to date tutorial on the Altera web site that is current for the latest Software. 

 

I strongly suggest that the vendors update the DE1 system CD's that are sent out so that other new users will not have problems. 

 

 

Marc
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Resurrecting an old thread (and my first post), Marc didn't provide any links, but I'll assume these (I had to add spaces, as I'm not allowed to post links): 

 

 

 

www . altera . com /education/univ/materials/comp_org/tutorials/unv-tutorials.html 

 

These tutorials are probably what he found. They get you started with a simple schematic capture or a Verilog example. They're a nice start. Once you've done these, your education begins. 

 

 

 

www . altera . com /education/univ/materials/comp_org/labs/unv-labs.html 

 

Well, there's the labs. I started lab 1, but it's requesting things I don't know the syntax to, and there appears to be marginal accompanying educational material. In addition, since I'm not in University, I can't get answers to those labs. Ugh! 

 

 

www . altera . com /education/training/courses/OHDL1120 

 

Then there's the starter Verilog course called OHDL1120. There's good material in there, however I'd like to see a gradual build-up of concepts along with a review/quiz/lab at the end of various sections. For instance, section 21 talks about instantiations with half adders. By now we should have already gone through a few examples of basic combinatorial logic and wires, but that didn't happen. Then it covers numbers and operators in great depth, without a single example I can try on the devkit. In summary, this course was pretty close to just being a reference manual as opposed to a set of tutorials. 

 

 

 

 

I would have to say that Altera's free educational material is not very good for beginning self-study types like myself. I want educational materials with plenty of real world examples spread throughout. As an example, the book 'Digital Design and Computer Architecture' by Harris(es) has just that. Altera doesn't.
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