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Altera EP4C NIOS II Kit

Kanda - Altera EP4C Cyclone 1V FPGA NIOS II evaluation development board
  • Motherboard
  • EP4CE10 Core Board
  • Sample Code (VHDL, Verilog and NIOs II)
  • Accessory packs available
  • Programmer and Debugger available
  • Free Quartus and Nios II Software
Shipping to United States
Recorded Airmail: $15.00
Fedex Express: $25.00
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Price: $299.00
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Altera EP4C FPGA NIOS II evaluation development board

Simple way to get started with Altera FPGA. This kit features a main board, a core board mounting an Altera EP4CE10 FPGA and expansion ports for a range of peripherals. Accessory package A and B have a wide range of suitable plug-in accessories, all with sample code etc.

Kit does not include a programmer and debugger, which is available separately - see product accessories below.

Simple Expansion

The main board has connections for your own peripherals or a wide range of accessory boards. These just plug-in to the main board making this a truly modular system. Demo (Verilog | VHDL | NIOS) Code is available for all peripherals, making ideal for Nios II development.

modular expansion boards

Motherboard Details

motherboard details

  1. FPGA CPLD core board connector: for easily connecting core boards which integrate an FPGA CPLD chip onboard
  2. 8I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  3. 8I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  4. 16I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  5. 16I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  6. 32I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  7. 32I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  8. 32I/Os_3 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  9. All these I/O interfaces above:

    • capable of being simulated as USART, I2C, SPI, PS/2, etc.
    • capable of driving devices such as FRAM, FLASH, USB, Ethernet, etc.
  10. SDRAM interface
    • for connecting SDRAM accessory board
    • also works as FPGA CPLD pins expansion connectors
  11. LCD interface, for connecting LCD22, LCD12864, LCD1602
  12. ONE-WIRE interface: easily connects to ONE-WIRE devices (TO-92 package), such as temperature sensor (DS18B20), electronic registration number (DS2401), etc.
  13. 5V DC connector - 2.1mm barrel
  14. Joystick: five positions
  15. Buzzer
  16. Potentiometer: for LCD22 backlight adjustment, or LCD12864, LCD1602 contrast adjustment
  17. Power switch
  18. Buzzer jumper
  19. ONE-WIRE jumper
  20. Joystick jumper

For jumpers 17-19:

  • short the jumper to connect to I/Os used in example code
  • open the jumper to connect to other custom pins via jumper wires

Plug in CoreEP4CE10 Board

motherboard details
  1. EP4CE10F17C8N:the ALTERA Cyclone IV FPGA device which features:
    • Operating Frequency: 50MHz
    • Operating Voltage: 1.15V~3.465V
    • Package: BGA256
    • I/Os: 164
    • LEs: 10K
    • RAM: 414kb
    • PLLs: 2
    • Debugging/Programming: supports JTAG
  2. AMS1117-3.3 (on bottom side), 3.3V voltage regulator
  3. AMS1117-2.5 (on bottom side), 2.5V voltage regulator
  4. AMS1117-1.2 (on bottom side), 1.2V voltage regulator
  5. EPCS16, onboard serial FLASH memory, for storing code
  6. Power indicator
  7. LEDs
  8. Reset button
  9. nCONFIG button: for re-configuring the FPGA chip, the equivalent of power reseting
  10. 50M active crystal
  11. JTAG interface: for debugging/programming
  12. FPGA pins expander, VCC, GND and all the I/O ports are accessible on expansion connectors for further expansion

Kit Contents

  1. OpenEP4CE10-C development board x 1
  2. 4-pin wire x 2
  3. 2-pin wire x 2
  4. USB power cable x 1

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The software page for this product contains
  • Related Software (Quartus II, NIOS II etc.)
  • Demo Code (Verilog, VHDL and NIOS II C)
  • Schematic (PDF)
  • FPGA Development Documentations (Datasheets etc.)
Waveshare Development Page

Accessory Packs

A large number of accessories are available. Each accessory has sample code for Verilog, VHDL and Nios II C code. Quartus and Nios development software is available free of charge.

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Ordering Information

Ordering Information Order Code: FPGA-EP4C-KIT Price: $299.00
Shipping to United States: Recorded airmail - $15.00 Fedex Express - $25.00


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