I have a MAX10 with a NIOS2 core.
I tested both JTAG-UART (USB Blaster from Terasic) and UART IP (a common RS232 to USB adapter) an they work great. I can communicate between NIOS and PC with both of them.
I wrote my own code (3rd Party) and it works with UART-IP and RS232-USB adapter. There is a COM Port in Windows Device Manager: from there is easy.
But I used the JTAG-UART + USB Blaster only in Eclipse. How can I access the JTAG-UART + USB Blaster in a 3rd Party Terminal/Console? I want to access the UART over JTAG-UART IP in my own software.
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regarding your question...
you would need to recreate the Jtag - UART architecture independently , please take a look at the following document, page 2 to see how it is constituted.