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Honored Contributor I
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A new device driver always requires HAL ?

Hello, 

 

I am new with NIOS II. 

I would like to ask a general question, does it require to use HAL with each new device ? 

 

Regards, 

Ran
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Yes, We required to use HAL for devices.HAL used to interface between the OS,Drivers,C-Library to different interfaces (EX: UART,SPI,LCD DRIVER). 

Depending on interfaces available on FPGA HAL functions are used. 

 

For more understanding, kindly check following links 

Overview on HAL: https://www.altera.com/products/processors/design-tools.html 

Function in HAL: https://www.altera.com/en_us/pdfs/literature/hb/nios2/n2sw_nii52010.pdf 

 

Best Regards, 

Tzi Khang, Lim 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)
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