Monitor Interfacing through Soft Core Processor
In this paper, the authors present co designing of software and hardware which is used for the soft core processor based applications. The Altera's SOPC (System On Programmable Chip) development tool is used to implement the system, which contains an NIOS II processor. To interface the monitor, they need the Altera's DE-1 board on which the RS232 serial port is available. It also provides Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) which is loaded first with the Nios II soft core processor and then Real Time Operating System (RTOS) installed on this FPGA based architecture contained with the soft core processor.