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Altera_Forum
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Development Kit

Hello, 

Where can i find suitable *.sof and *.ptf files so i can try and run my softaware on the bourd? 

 

Thanks
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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what is your board? 

 

it always what you use. 

 

don't you have a CD(DVD) in the package? 

or, URL where you can download example.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hey, 

I use Stratix ii GX development board, on the CD's i found only sof files for flash,SSRAM,....but i need a general CPU sof file, am i right? 

 

Actually i dont fully undersatand what is ptf/sof files and what is the diffrens between them,all i need right now is the minimum so i can squeeze "Hello world" from my board... 

 

Thanks:)
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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can't you download that sof file from your JTAG cable? 

 

I would like to make sure if you understand these steps 

step1: sopc builder 

you need to make NiosII system. creating *.ptf ( it already exist, right?) 

 

step2: QuartusII project compile 

you need to make QuartusII project to fix your spec in your FPGA. 

and compile it into *.sof ( it already exist, right?) 

 

step3: NiosII project 

after step1 you can also create NiosII project based on *.sopc file which you have created on step1. 

 

step4: download *.sof 

you can download *.sof file in several way such as JTAG, EEPROM, FPP, etc. 

easiest way is JTAG. 

 

step5: download NiosII program 

after step4. you can download NiosII program, that may tell you "hello NiosII". 

 

so, now you know which step you have missed.
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