Macnica Americas 2014 vWorkshop Series for the Altera SoC

Macnica Americas, a franchised Altera distributor, specializes in offering comprehensive technical support to its customers. In addition to applications support, device selection assistance, IP, and design services, Macnica Americas offers free, online virtual workshops to get designers started in SoC design using the Mpression Helio View platform with the Cyclone V SoC FPGA.

The 2014 Altera SoC vWorkshops begin on March 24, 2014 and can be viewed live or on demand after the live session and can be taken in any order.

  • View a short video demonstration of Helio View graphics and video processing Watch Video
  • Download the white paper "An Overview of Altera SoC Design Advantages" [Download Now]
  • Purchase your own Helio View kit and follow along with the instructor during the workshop Buy Now

Please view the additional resources / documentation for the SoC vWorkshop series:

  • Click Here for Information on software tools need to be installed for each of the workshops
  • Click Here for Information on how to download and install the needed tools and Helio board setup
  • Click Here for information on how to install Linux (CentOS) on a virtual machine (Running Linux on a Windows machine)

On-Demand Altera SoC vWorkshop 2014 Sessions

Course Description

Altera SoC Introduction

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Helps the first time Altera SoC developer understand the fundamental architecture of the Cyclone V SoC and Arria V SoC devices and instructs the student on getting the Helio board configured for the initial bring-up.

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Basic Altera SoC HPS Usage

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Walks the first time SoC hardware developer through the basic steps to get the HPS running and interfacing with SDRAM and HPS GPIO.

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Adding and Simulating Custom SoC Peripherals

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Instructs the SoC hardware developer through the basic steps needed to add and simulate custom hardware functionality into the FPGA that the HPS can interface to.

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Hardware Support For
Graphics Rendering and 
Video Processing
On The Helio View Platform

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Introduces the SoC hardware developer to the Altera VIP Suite and the Macnica LCD controller IP enabling LCD and HDMI interfaces to the mPression Helio View add-on module.

Full Description

Support Documentation [file 1 click here] and [file 2 click here]

Altera SoC Power Considerations

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Highlights SoC unique power concerns and showcases the LTpowerPlay power system manager by Linear Technology on the Mpression Helio development kit.

Full Description

Support Documentation [file 1 click here] and [file 2 click here]

Altera SoC Embedded Design Suite

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Walks the first time SoC software developer through the Altera Embedded Design Suite (EDS) with ARM's DS-5 which incorporates development tools, utility programs, run-time software, and application examples to expedite firmware and application software development for SoC embedded systems.

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Build a Linux OS and simple application for the Altera SoC

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Instructs the embedded Linux software developer through the Yocto flow to build a Linux OS to run on the Helio development kit using Altera's prebuilt BSP.

Full Description

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Software Support For
Graphics Rendering and
Video Processing
On The Helio View Platform

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Highlights software demonstrations and applications that can be run on SoC systems built for the mPression Helio View add-on module including the touchscreen LCD and HDMI input.

Full Description

Support Documentation [file 1 click here] and [file 2 click here]