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The Quartus® Prime development software is customer acclaimed as easy to learn and even easier to use. Use the Quartus Prime software to take full advantage of Cyclone IV FPGA benefits, and exceed your performance goals, complete your design faster, and meet power budgets for your next-generation system designs.
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Accelerate your design process by utilizing an ecosystem of development kits and reference designs based on low-cost, low-power Cyclone® IV devices. These FPGA-based solutions contain everything you need to create and implement a design tailored for your end application, including:
- Altera and partner development kits
- Optional HSMC daughtercards, adapters, or cables
- Design examples and reference designs
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 the daughtercard and host. You can also create your own HSMC-based prototype daughtercards.
Figure 1. Host and Daughtercard Interconnection via HSMC
Hardware Based on Cyclone IV FPGAs (Listed by Vendor & Price)
|Cyclone IV GX Transceiver Starter Kit||Development kit||Altera||Cyclone IV GX FPGA (EP4CGX150)||$395
|Cyclone IV GX Development Kit||Development kit||Altera||Cyclone IV GX FPGA (EP4CGX150)||$1,295
|Video Analytics Evaluation Kit||
Cyclone IV GX FPGA (EP4CGX150)
|BeMicro SDK||Development kit||Arrow||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE22)||$79|
|BeInMotion (motorized based for BeMicro SDK)||Development kit||Arrow||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE22)||Contact vendor|
|FPGA Starter Development Kit||Development kit||EBV||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE10)||Contact vendor|
|PCI Express® Starter Kit||Development kit||EBV||Cyclone IV GX FPGA (EP4CGX15)||Contact vendor|
|Mercury Code (industrial networking)||Development kit||EBV||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE55)||Contact vendor|
|FalconEye (3-level inverter)||Development kit||EBV||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE55)||Contact vendor|
|DE0-Nano Development Board||Development kit||Terasic||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE22)||$79|
|DE2-115 Development Board||Development kit||Terasic||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE115)||$595|
|Industrial Networking Kit||Development kit||Terasic||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE115)||$795|
|Video and Embedded Evaluation Kit||Development kit||Terasic||Cyclone IV E FPGA (EP4CE115)||$795|
To learn more about designing with Cyclone® IV FPGAs, here are some additional resources to keep you on the path towards becoming a Cyclone IV FPGA expert:
- Watch Cyclone series webcasts
- Take online training courses (FREE):
- Explore a wide variety of end-market solutions using other Altera® products
Jump Start Your Designs with IP—Try Before You Buy
Altera and members of the Altera Megafunction Partner Program (AMPPSM) provide intellectual property (IP) cores and reference designs you can use to accelerate your Cyclone IV FPGA design. You can download and use the cores in software and hardware, prior to purchase, to evaluate features and performance.
- Learn more about IP cores via the IP web pages
Re-use existing designs when you start designing for Altera® Cyclone IV FPGAs: