Accelerate your design process by utilizing a variety of development kits based on Cyclone® III FPGAs. These hardware-based solutions contain everything you need to create and implement a design in as little as 1-2 hours.
- Altera and partner development kits (see Table 1)
- Optional HSMC daughtercards, adapters, or cables (see Table 2)
Altera developed the specification for the high-speed mezzanine connector (HSMC), which is based on the Samtec mechanical connector, to define and standardize the interface between optional daughtercards and host boards (see Figure 1). This specification outlines both the electrical and mechanical properties of the interface between daughtercard and host. You can also create your own HSMC-based prototype daughtercards.
Figure 1. Host and Daughtercard Interconnection via HSMC
- Certain combinations of HSMC daughtercards and host boards have been tested by Altera, others have been tested by 3rd party vendors, other combinations have not.