Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit

from Intel

Intel® Cyclone® IV GX FPGA Development Kit provides a comprehensive, best-in-class design environment to quickly begin developing low-cost and low-power FPGA system-level designs. This kit helps to shorten your product’s development cycle so that you can meet your product’s time to market and production milestones. With this platform, you can:

  • Develop and test PCI Express® Gen1 x1, x2, x4 endpoint designs using the Cyclone IV GX PCI Express hard intellectual property (IP) and PCI-SIG®-compliant board
  • Develop and test multi-lane protocol bridging designs using on-board DDR2 memory and through its expansion capability, the high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connectors. There are over 30 different HSMCs available through Intel partners and supporting protocols such as CPRI, SATA, and SDI.
  • Come up to speed quickly with your FPGA design by reusing the example designs provided by the kit's Board Test System.
  • Use the kit´s host board as design model for your product’s low-cost and low-power board.

Ordering Information

Table 1. Intel´s Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit Ordering Information (1)

Ordering Code Price Ordering Information
DK-DEV-4CGX150N

$1,295


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The Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit features an EP4CGX150N –C7 speed grade production silicon device.

Buy online via Intel's eStore or contact your local Intel distributors or sales representative to place your order.

Notes:

  1. Buyer represents that it is a product developer, software developer or system integrator and acknowledges that this product is an evaluation kit that is not FCC authorized, is made available solely for evaluation and software development, and may not be resold.
  2. You can purchase optional high-speed mezzanine connector interface-compatible daughter cards, adapters, or cables to use with your development kit.

Development Kit Contents

The Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit features the following:

  • Cyclone IV GX FPGA development board (see Figure 1)
    • Featured device
      • Cyclone IV GX EP4CGX150N FPGA in a F896 package
    • Configuration status and set-up elements
      • Passive serial (PS) configuration via a MAX® II EPM2210 CPLD and flash memory
      • On-board USB-BlasterTM download cable using Quartus® Programmer
    • Clocks
      • On-board clock oscillators: 50 MHz, 100 MHz (programmable), and 125 MHz
      • SMA connectors for external clock input
      • SMA connectors for clock output
    • General user input and output
      • LEDs
      • LCD display
      • Push button and dual in-line package (DIP) switches
    • Memory devices
      • 128-megabytes (MB) DDR2 SDRAMs with a 32-bit data bus
      • 64-MB sync flash and 4-MB SSRAM
    • Component and interfaces
      • PCI Express edge connector
      • 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet PHY with RJ-45 connector
      • Two HSMC connectors
      • Power measurement circuitry
    • Power
      • Laptop DC input
      • PCI Express edge connector power
    • Other features
      • PCI Express short card form factor
  • Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit software content (downloadable from Table 2)
    • Design examples
      • Board Update Portal featuring the Nios® II processor web server and remote system update
      • Board Test System
    • Complete documentation (see Table 2)
  • Free Quartus Prime Lite edition includes support for Cyclone IV FPGAs and:
    • Nios II Embedded Design Suite
    • MegaCore® IP Library includes PCI Express, Triple-Speed Ethernet, SDI, and DDR2 High-Performance Controller MegaCore IP cores
      • IP evaluation available through OpenCore Plus
  • Loopback and debug HSMCs
  • Power adapter and cables

Figure 1. Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Board

Available Documentation

Table 2. Collateral for the Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit

Document Description Version
Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Kit User Guide (PDF) Information about setting up the Cyclone IV GX FPGA development board and using the included software

n/a

Cyclone IV GX FPGA Development Board Reference Manual (PDF) Detailed information about board components and interfaces n/a
Kit installation (via FTP)

(Updated) Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, Board Update Portal example file, Board Test System example file, and others. Board Update Portal has been upgraded to Qsys

12.1.0(1)

Kit installation (via FTP)

(Archive) Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, Board Update Portal example file, Board Test System example file, and others. Board Update Portal has been upgraded to Qsys

11.1.0(2)

Kit installation (via FTP)

(Archive) Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, Board Update Portal example file, Board Test System example file, and others. Board Update Portal has been upgraded from SOPC Builder to Qsys

11.0.0(3)

Kit installation (via FTP) (Archive) Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick-start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, Board Update Portal example file, Board Test System example file, and others 10.1.0
(4)