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Using Microsoft .NET framework with SIII development kit

Altera_Forum
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Hi Forum 

 

I have been sent an SIII development kit from my employers to play with. I am their lead FPGA developer. However, I also do a lot of .NET development. Currently all our software is written in C. I would like to build a simple demo whereby I just read and write to an address on the development kit using C# or VB .NET. 

 

Does anyone know of any .NET libraries designed to work with any Altera product esp. the SIII development kit? 

 

Thanks in advance for any guidance. 

 

Kurt
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Altera_Forum
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You can have a look at the system console tools (http://www.altera.com/literature/hb/qts/qts_qii53028.pdf), but as their name implies, those are console functions. It should be possible to call them from a C or .net application with system calls I guess.

Altera_Forum
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Many thanks Daixiwen. 

 

I have a little experience in calling unmanaged C methods using the PInvoke in .NET. I suspect this is the route to applying what you suggested, or even calling our already existing C-based DLLs. 

 

Kind regards, Kurt
Altera_Forum
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You also can try the JAVA based API if you are familiar with JAVA. 

http://www.alterawiki.com/wiki/system_console 

 

Look at the bottom, there is simple document.
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