Altera’s Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition

Altera introduced the Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition for prototyping and developing FPGA-based embedded systems. The multi-board development kit features a Cyclone III EP3C120 device, on-board memories, I/O interfaces, peripherals, and pre-built reference designs. Altera’s Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition features a selection of pre-built processor systems, intellectual property (IP), operating systems, and software applications. Users create their FPGA-based embedded system by selecting from a multitude of on-board example processor systems, demonstration designs, and reference designs. The Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III FPGA Edition is available now for $1,995.

Altera Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III Edition

Altera Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III Edition

  • Cyclone III development board
    • Cyclone III EP3C120F780 FPGA
    • Embedded USB-Blaster circuitry (including an Altera MAX II CPLD) allowing download of FPGA configuration files via the flash device or the host computer
  • Memory
    • 256 Mbytes of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM with ECC
    • 8 Mbytes of pseudo SRAM
    • 64 Mbytes of flash
  • Communication ports
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    • USB 2.0
  • Power and analog devices from Linear Technology
    • Switching power supply LTM4601
    • Switching and step-down regulators LT1931, LT3481, and LTC3418
    • Analog to digital converter LTC1865
    • LDO regulators LT1963 and LT1761
  • Clocking
    • 50-MHz and 125-MHz on-board oscillators
    • SMA inputs/outputs
  • Inputs/outputs for the two HSMCs
  • Various buttons, switches, and indicators
  • Display
    • 128 x 64 graphics LCD
    • 2-line x 16-character LCD
  • Connectors
    • Two HSMCs
    • USB type B
  • Debug tools
    • Three HSMC debug cards (two loop-back and a debug header)
  • Cables and power/analog
    • 14-V–20-V DC input
    • On-board power measurement circuitry
    • 19.8 W per HSMC interface
    • Power cord with plug adapters (US, UK, EU)

The Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III Edition is a three-board solution that includes a Cyclone III FPGA development board, featuring two high-speed mezzanine connectors (HSMCs), an LCD multimedia HSMC board, and a multipurpose HSMC card. The Cyclone III FPGA development board features an EP3C120F780 FPGA, 256 Mbytes of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM with ECC, 8 Mbytes of pseudo SRAM, 64 Mbytes of flash and a 10/100/1000 Ethernet communication port. The development kit includes Altera’s complete design suite DVD featuring the Quartus II Web Edition design software, ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition, the Nios II embedded design suite, and Altera’s MegaCore IP library.

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