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The Altera® Stratix® IV E FPGA Development Kit delivers a complete system-level design environment that includes both the hardware and software needed to immediately begin developing FPGA designs. This board, combined with a one-year license for Quartus® Prime design software, provides all that is needed for you to begin prototyping for a variety of designs today. You can use this development kit to:

  • Develop and test memory subsystems consisting of DDR3 DIMMs, QDR II+, and RLDRAM II memory interfaces
  • Prototype designs and speed up your verification cycle and time to market
  • Build designs capable of migrating to Altera’s low-cost HardCopy® IV E ASICs
  • Migrate designs seamlessly from Altera’s Stratix III F1152 FPGAs
  • Take advantage of the modular and scalable design of this development kit by using high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connectors to interface to one of over 30 different HSMCs provided by Altera partners.

Ordering Information

Obsolescence Notice: No further production is planned for this kit after January 2013. This product will be discontinued once all units in finished goods have been sold. If a longer production life cycle is required, please consider Stratix V and Arria V FPGA development kits as alternatives. Please refer to PDN1303.

Table 1. Altera's Stratix IV E FPGA Development Kit Ordering Information

Ordering Code Price Ordering Information
DK-DEV-4SE530N

$5,495

The Stratix IV E FPGA Development Kit features a -C2 (fast) speed grade production device and includes a one-year license for the Quartus Prime design software.

Buy online via Altera's eStore or contact your local Altera distributor to place your order.

Note:

  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 interface-compatible daughtercards, adapters, or cables to use with your development kit.

Development Kit Contents

The Stratix IV E FPGA Development Kit features the following:

  • Stratix IV E FPGA development board (see Figure 1)
    • Featured device
      • Stratix IV E EP4SE530H35C2N FPGA
    • Configuration, status, and set-up elements
      • Fast passive parallel (FPP) 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, 66 MHz, 100 MHz, and 125 MHz
      • SMA connectors for external clock input
      • SMA connector for clock output
    • General user input and output
      • LEDs
      • Push buttons
      • Dual in-line package (DIP) switches
      • Graphics LCD
      • Character LCD
      • Quad seven-segment display
    • Memory devices
      • 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM DIMM with a 72-bit data bus
      • 72 MB QDR II+ SRAM device with a 18-bit data bus
      • 576 MB RLDRAM II CIO device with a 36-bit data bus
      • 18 MB SSRAM with a 36-bit data bus
      • 512 MB flash memory with a 16-bit data bus
    • Components and interfaces
      • Two HSMC connectors
      • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet PHY with RJ-45 connector
      • Temperature measurement circuitry
      • Power measurement circuitry
    • Other features
      • Restricted of hazardeous substances (RoHS) compliant
      • 8.25” x 7” Board
      • Bench-top design
  • Stratix IV E FPGA Development Kit software content
    • Design examples
      • Board Update Portal featuring the Nios® II processor web server and remote system update
      • Board Test System (BTS)
    • Complete documentation (see Table 2)
  • Altera's Complete Design Suite (download from Altera Download Center)
    • Quartus Prime design software includes support for Stratix IV FPGAs and HardCopy IV ASICs
      • One-year license included
    • Nios II Embedded Design Suite
    • MegaCore® intellectual property (IP) library includes Triple-Speed Ethernet, DDR3, RLDRAM II, and QDR II+ MegaCore IP cores (no IP licenses included)
      • IP evaluation available through OpenCore Plus only
  • Loopback and debug HSMCs
  • Power adapter and cables

 

Figure 1. Stratix IV E FPGA Development Board

Figure 1. Stratix IV E FPGA Development Board

Available Documentation

Table 2. Collateral for the Stratix IV E FPGA Development Kit

Document Description Version
Stratix IV E FPGA Development Kit User Guide (PDF)Information about setting up the Stratix IV E FPGA development board and using the included software.9.1.0
Stratix IV E FPGA Development Board Reference Manual (PDF)Detailed information about board components and interfaces.9.1.0
Kit installation (for boards with engineering sample (ES) silicon)Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick-start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, Board Update Portal example design, BTS example design, and others.9.1.0 (1)
Kit installation (for boards with production silicon)Contents updated to Quartus II software version 9.1 service pack 29.1.2
Kit installation (for boards with production silicon)Contents updated to Quartus II software version 10.110.1.0
Kit installation (for boards with production silicon)Contents updated to Quartus II software version 11.111.1.0

Note:

  1. This kit installation works with Quartus II software version 9.1. Initial production release.

 

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