Altera Nios-II Emulation (QEMU)¶
This board configuration will use QEMU to emulate the Altera MAX 10 platform.
This configuration provides support for an Altera Nios-II CPU and these devices:
- Internal Interrupt Controller
- Altera Avalon Timer
- NS16550 UART
This board configuration makes no claims about its suitability for use with an actual ti_lm3s6965 hardware system, or any other hardware system.
The following hardware features are supported:
|IIC||on-chip||Internal interrupt controller|
|NS16550 UART||on-chip||serial port|
The kernel currently does not support other hardware features on this platform.
This board configuration uses a system clock frequency of 50 MHz.
This board configuration uses a single serial communication channel with the CPU’s UART0.
If SLIP networking is enabled (see below), an additional serial port will be used for it.
Known Problems or Limitations¶
The following platform features are unsupported:
- Memory protection through optional MPU. However, using a XIP kernel effectively provides TEXT/RODATA write protection in ROM.
- Writing to the hardware’s flash memory
- Serial port in Direct Memory Access (DMA) mode
- Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) flash
- General-Purpose Input/Output (GPIO)
- Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C)
Programming and Debugging¶
Use this configuration to run basic Zephyr applications and kernel tests in the QEMU emulated environment, for example, with the Synchronization Sample:
# From the root of the zephyr repository west build -b qemu_nios2 samples/synchronization west build -t run
This will build an image with the synchronization sample app, boot it using QEMU, and display the following console output:
***** BOOTING ZEPHYR OS v1.8.99 - BUILD: Jun 27 2017 13:09:26 ***** threadA: Hello World from arm! threadB: Hello World from arm! threadA: Hello World from arm! threadB: Hello World from arm! threadA: Hello World from arm! threadB: Hello World from arm! threadA: Hello World from arm! threadB: Hello World from arm! threadA: Hello World from arm! threadB: Hello World from arm!
Exit QEMU by pressing CTRL+A x.