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Getting Started with FPGA Universal Development Board

Getting Started with Altera Quartus II Software

1. Create a new project

Run Quartus-II Web Edition and select the "File/New Project Wizard..." menu.

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Choose a project directory and name....

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and click "Next".

Do not add files here...

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just click "Next".

Now is the time to choose the FPGA device used by your FPGA board.

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No need to go further, click "Finish".

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2. Add the top-level file

Select the "File/New" menu and choose "VHDL File"...

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then type the following text (as-is, this is case sensitive)

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and save under the name "led_blinking.vhd".

3. Synthesize the design

Click on the "Start Analysis & Synthesis" menu.

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No error should be reported.

4. Assign the pins

Click on the "Assignments/Pin Planner" menu and at the bottom of the "Pin Planner" window, enter the location for the two pins "LED" and "clk".

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Close the "Pin Planner" window.

5. Generate the FPGA programming file

Click on the "Processing/Start Compilation" menu.

Congratulations!

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The design is ready to be downloaded into the FPGA.

6. FPGA programming file

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Connect JTAG cable and click hardware setup for byteblaster selection.

Finally click start to Program FPGA.