Altera introduced five new low-cost development kits based on its Cyclone V FPGAs. The Altera kits make it easy for designers to cost-effectively get started on FPGA development with an entry point of just $49. Altera’s portfolio of low-cost CPLDs, FPGAs and SoCs are available now in production. All low-cost development kits supporting the portfolio are available today.
Altera recently introduced their Cyclone V GX FPGA development kit. It is based on the industry’s lowest-power, lowest-cost 28nm FPGA. Altera’s 28nm development kits increase designer productivity by offering the tools and resources necessary to get 28nm FPGAs developed and integrated into systems. The 28 nm development kits include FPGA boards, hardware and cables, and development software that provide access to a variety of IP cores, reference designs and documentation. The Altera Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit is available now for $1,199.
Earlier in the week, Xilinx introduced three development kits to help digital signal processing developers adopt FPGA devices in their designs. The new DSP development kits include a high-performance Virtex-6 FPGA DSP kit with integrated ADC/DAC capability, an enhanced low-cost Spartan-6 FPGA DSP Kit and a Spartan-6 FPGA Co-Processing DSP kit. All three kits have integrated AMBA 4 AXI 4 interconnect and IP support. Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms for DSP can easily scale for adding new capabilities, standards, features and support.