Saturday, March 14, 2009

HD FPGA Development Boards


The Cyclone III FPGA Development Kit ($1,495)is RoHS compliant and features:
  • Cyclone III development board (see Figure 1)
    • Cyclone III EP3C120F780 FPGA
    • Embedded USB-Blaster™ circuitry (includes 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 synchronous SRAM
    • 64 Mbytes of flash
  • Communication ports
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    • USB 2.0
  • Power and analog devices from Linear Technology
  • 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)
  • Cyclone III FPGA Development Kit, CD-ROM (download all CD contents via FTP)
    • Design examples for the Cyclone III FPGA development board
    • Complete documentation (see Table 2)
      • User guide
      • Reference manual
      • Board schematic and layout
      • Bill of materials
      • Product and partner information
  • Altera Complete Design Suite DVD
    • Quartus® II design software
      • Subscription Edition (optional feature, available for purchase)
      • Web Edition (no charge, Windows only)
    • ModelSim®-Altera software 
      • Altera Edition (optional feature, available for purchase)
      • Web Edition (no charge, Windows only)
    • MegaCore® IP Library - OpenCore Plus evaluation
      • Includes Nios II processor (evaluation license)
    • Nios II Embedded Design Suite, Evaluation Edition (no charge)
    • DSP Builder (optional feature, available for purchase)
    • Video demos of Quartus II software and Nios II embedded processor

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Figure 1. Cyclone III FPGA Development Board

Figure 1. Cyclone III FPGA Development Board



Features
  • Altera EP3C120F780 Development board
  • Bitec HSMC Quad Video daughter card
    • 8 composite or 4 s-video inputs
    • 1 HD (1080p) DVI Output port or
    • 1 TV (PAL/NTSC) output with resolutions to 1024x768 and support for composite, s-video or SCART (RGB) outputs
  • Bitec HSMC DVI daughter card
    • 1 HD (1080p) DVI Output port (HDMI with external adaptor)
    • 1 HD (1080p) DVI Input port (HDMI with external adaptor)
  • Interfaces directly to the Altera Video and Image Processing (VIP) Suit
  • Collection of video reference designs

Cyclone III Video Dev Kit

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