This is an example design to demonstrate the utility of Altera SoC devices. In this design custom Hash engine is implemented in FPGA fabric which comunicates with Hard Processor System through PIOs and LWH2F bridge. Message Transmit, Receive, Authentication and Control logic is implemented as Linux SW application. The purpose of this example design is to serve a beginer as a starting point for HW-SW codesign and Ethernet based communciation link. Hardware and Software design is provided for user reference.

Quick Start Guide

  1. Board setup is based on Macnica Helio Board Reference Manual.
  2. You can write Preloader and U-Boot Images in QSPI Flash and boot Linux Kernel from Micro SD Card. You can also create single SD Card Image containing Preloader, U-Boot, DTB, Linux Kernal and RootFS to boot from Micro SD Card. Select BOOTSEL settings as per your boot method.
  3. Program EPCQ256 device with soc_system.jic file for Active Serial configuration. Helio board only supports Active Serial Configuration Scheme. FPGA programming from HPS feature is not supported.
  4. Boot Linux Kernel from Micro SD Card, wait until booting process is done. Login as ROOT at Kernel Terminal.
  5. For Single Board Hash Authentication Demo, download hash_authentication linux application in /home/root/working_directory from ARM DS-5 tool using Ethernet cable. Run the application and follow instructions given in application.
  6. For Two Boards Message Authentication over Ethernet Link Demo, download msg_transmit application in board 1 and msg_receive application in board 2. Connect the boards using Ethernet cable and run the applications on both boards. Set Dip Switch (SW15) status OFF-ON-ON-OFF (ie. 0x9) on Receiver Board. This is the secret key to receive and display message coming over Ethernet link.

Hardware Requirement

  1. Macnica Helio SoC Board Rev 1.1 - 2 units
  2. Mini USB Cables - 2 units
  3. Ethernet Cable - 1 unit
  4. PC with 2 USB ports and HyperTerminal

HW/SW Architecture Overview

System Architecture

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HW Architecture

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SW Architecture

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