Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit

The Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit features hardware and software solutions for the rapid creation of designs using 40nm Stratix IV GX FPGAs with integrated 8.5-Gbps transceivers. The development kit is ideal for designing and testing high-speed serial interfaces — such as PCI Express (PCIe) Gen2, with up to x8-lane configurations. The Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit currently is now for $4,495.

The development kit features a Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230 FPGA-based development board, a one-year license of Quartus II Software Development Kit Edition, and access to Altera’s MegaCore IP library — including the Nios II Embedded Design Suite.

Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Board

Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Board

  • Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230KF40C2N FPGA
  • Fast Passive Parallel (FPP) configuration via a MAX II CPLD EPM2210 and flash memory
  • On-board USB-BlasterTM download cable using Quartus II Programmer
  • On-board clock oscillators: 50 MHz, 100 MHz, 125 MHz, 148.5 MHz, 155.52 MHz, and 156.25 MHz
  • SMA connectors for external clock input
  • SMA connectors for clock output
  • LEDs
  • LCD display
  • Push-button and DIP switches
  • 512-MByte DDR3 SDRAM with a 64-bit data bus
  • 128-MByte DDR3 SDRAM with a 16-bit data bus
  • Two 4-MByte QDRII+ SRAMs with 18-bit data buses
  • 64-MByte Sync Flash and 2-MByte SSRAM
  • USB 2.0
  • PCI Express x8 edge connector
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet PHY with RJ-45 connector
  • Two HSMC connectors
  • HDMI video output
  • 3G SDI video input and output
  • Power measurement circuitry
  • Temperature measurement circuitry
  • Laptop DC input
  • PCI Express edge connector power
  • Power measurement circuitry
  • PCI Express half-length full-height (6.6″ x 4.376″) board format
  • RoHS compliant

More information: Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Board (pdf)