from Altera Corporation

The MAX® II Development Kit, from the market's leading supplier of CPLDs, enables you to evaluate the MAX II CPLD feature set or begin prototyping your own design. It includes reference designs (LCD controller, PCI, USB, and slot machine), demo designs, software, cables, and all the accessories needed to ensure fast and easy use of the MAX II CPLD.

Ordering Information

Table 1. MAX II Development Kit Ordering Code and Pricing Information

Ordering Code Price Ordering Information
DK-MAXII-1270N $150 Buy online via Altera's eStore or contact your local Altera® distributor to place your order.

Development Kit Contents

The MAX II Development Kit includes the following:

  • RoHS-compliant MAX II development board, PCI edge form factor
    • MAX II CPLD, EPM1270F256C5N
    • SRAM (128K x 8 bit)
    • 4-channel analog-to-digital converter (8-bit resolution)
    • USB media access control (MAC) with physical layer (PHY)
    • 16x2 character LCD module
    • Temperature gauge with serial peripheral interface (SPI)
    • Onboard power meter
    • Active I/O sense circuitry
    • Four user-defined, push-button switches
    • Four user-defined LEDs
  • Connectors
    • PCI edge form factor (3.3-V and 5.0-V tolerant)
    • JTAG connectors
    • USB connector (Type B)
    • One 3.3-V tolerant expansion/prototype header (41 available user I/O pins)
  • Cables and accessories
  • Reference designs and demos for MAX II CPLDs (partial list):
    • USB reference design (with software drivers)
    • PCI 32-bit target reference design (with software drivers)
    • LCD controller reference design
    • Low power demo
    • Real-time in-system programmability (ISP) demo
  • Quartus® II Web Edition design software
  • Complete documentation
    • Getting Started Guide, reference manual, bill of materials, schematic, and board assembly files

Figure 1. MAX II Development Board

Figure 1. MAX II Development Kit



Table 2. MAX II Development Kit Documents Available

Document Comments
MAX II Development Kit Getting Started User GuidePDF in English
MAX II Development Board Data SheetPDF in English

Complete kit documentation

(includes board design files, documentation, and design examples)

FTP download

(48 MB)