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Configuring IO on Cyclone V after boot

Hello Community, 

 

I want to configure specific pins (the spim0 pins) on my Cyclone V device (SoCrates Board) without using the Preloader(!) to be inputs without pull-up, 

so I can't use Qsys for this - correct me if I'm wrong. 

 

I already found the registers for muxing the pins as GPIOs and also the registers to set the GPIO config (in/out, pull-up, etc), 

i know I have to take the GPIO Controller out of reset, too - I read the chapters in the Cyclone V Device Handbook. 

Writing the code for this should be easy.  

 

What I'm concerned about is: I don't understand the IO Configuration sequence 

 

Next to the registers I have to write to, to config the pins, there is a NOTE in the Device Handbook: 

NOTE: These registers should not be modified after IO configuration.There is nosupport for dynamically changing the Pin Mux selections 

 

So my question turns out to be: When is the right time to configure the pin mux selections and how can I make my code run at the right moment? 

Currently I'm trying to do this after the device fully booted (in my case only the BootROM ran, no SPL/Preloader) by running my code directly from ARM DS 5. 

 

Some hints in the right direction should be enough. 

 

Thankful, 

Lars from Berlin 

 

PS: I already had a look at the Configuration Sequence in the Device Handbook, but I'm not fully understanding this.
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