hi there, i writing a vhdl code for the altera de-115 once i finish loading the board with the sets of commands, i want to control it using a c# software that i want to build example: i am connecting an Infrared emiiter that will detect movment in a room i want this to be operational only on monday 5pm to 6pm how can i use visual studio to build a SW that control this board and opereats the code by clicking a button on my computer? any comments\references will be highly appriciate!
BTW i will connect the PC which runs the SW to the board on rs-232 port
kobi wrote: > how can i use visual studio to build a SW that control this board Look for some code snippets how to send and receive data via RS232 with C#. The SerialPort class seems like a good first step to me. Then you must implement a serial interface in your FPGA that recongizes the commands from the PC and reacts by sending data to the PC. But the VERY FIRST STEP must be: sketch down the structure of that system and define a protocol that can do the job.
You could start testing by sending commands via serial terminal. http://realterm.sourceforge.net/ is a good Windows serial terminal. For Linux i would use cutecom. It is also very easy to send/receive data via UART with Python and pyserial. Probably much easier than with any c*.