I am using a motor controller board from an Asian company. It has an Atmel AT91 and Cyclone II chips on it.
While I have basic experience in using some microcontrollers (PIC, Arduino) and know the basic concepts, it's my first time using an Atmel and an FPGA.
The firmware for this board has many printf() statements in its code. I'd like to know how I can view these messages during use. I know that for an Arduino you can use the serial monitor to view the system.println() statements whereas for a PIC and other microcontrollers you need the development board. Is it the same for this board? It seems to be custom made so I doubt it will "fit-in" on to any development board. The motor driver just receives motor velocities from a laptop connected via a USB cable and drives them. I do not see any statements being printed on my Laptop terminal so I was wondering how to view these statements. Are there any software tools for Atmel or is there something else that I'm not getting?
Edit: I have seen "at91sam7se512-ek" somewhere in the documentation if this means anything