I'm currently working with a mobile robot embedding a DE0-Nano board with a NIOS II. I need some debug (printf) but the usb cable is a problem due to the mobility of the robot.
I plan to use an ARM-based computer running Linux (like the Raspberry Pi or the BeagleBone Black) with a wifi dongle, connected with an UART to my DE0-Nano. However, the usb cable remains necessary to program the NIOS as I think I can't install quartus on an ARM-based computer. Is it possible to program the NIOS II with the UART link ? (the hardware part is stored in the EPCS) If yes, how ? Maybe is there a better way ?