Not many hobbyists dare to put hands on FPGA. But now there are tons of information and tutorials that almost any beginner can follow and master these monsters step by step. If you’re done with FPGA LED blinking projects, its time to do more serious projects that involve soft processors running real time OS. Micheal Fischer suggests his series of tutorials on how to setup Altera FPGA board to run Nios II soft processor and even run Nut/OS on it.
Three part tutorials gently takes through all steps with rich explanations and visual guides. First part focuses on setting FPGA to run Nios II processor. Second part shows how to compile Nut/OS for soft processor upload it and debug. And in the third part of tutorial you’ll learn how to set up internet radio project and enjoy the musing in earphones.