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How to boot Nios II from EPCS flash and run the program from SDRAM in board DE0-Nano

ThangND
Beginner
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Hi, 

I'm using the DE0-Nano board and I'm trying to program my Nios II application code via the EPCS flash and run it from SDRAM. 

 

Here is what I've done: 

1. Qsys: 

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I've set the reset vector of Nios CPU to the epcs flash. 

 

2. After I've compiled my .sof and .elf file, I opened the Nios II command shell and typed the following command lines: 

- sof2flash --input=hw.sof --output=hw.flash --epcq --verbose

- elf2flash --input=sw.elf --output=sw.flash --epcs --after=hw.flash -verbose

- nios2-elf-objcopy --input-target srec --output-target ihex sw.flash sw.hex

 

3. Finally, I've compiled all of those files to a general .jic file to load into my EPCS. 

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However, after programming the .jic file, the Nios II program still not ran. Could anyone tell me how to solve this issue ?  

 

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

You may check on this similar previous case https://community.intel.com/t5/FPGA-SoC-And-CPLD-Boards-And/Can-t-get-DE0-nano-board-to-boot-from-EP... probably can help you out.

 

Thanks,

Best regards,
Sheng

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

You may check on this similar previous case https://community.intel.com/t5/FPGA-SoC-And-CPLD-Boards-And/Can-t-get-DE0-nano-board-to-boot-from-EP... probably can help you out.

 

Thanks,

Best regards,
Sheng

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