Intel FPGA Development and Education Boards

Teaching and Project boards are designed to meet your educational needs, for both undergrad labs and undergrad/grad projects, with:

  • The right set of input and output features, such as robust switches, LEDs, seven-segment displays, and commonly-used I/O interfaces
  • Modern, powerful FPGAs for implementing digital designs, from simple logic circuits to complete systems
  • More advanced features include a variety of memory devices, audio and video capability, as well as Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • High-quality PCBs with protection circuitry on all I/O pin connectors

Intel offers a limited donation program for qualified professors and instructors, as described on the board donation section of this website.

DE10-Standard Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$259 Order from Terasic

Commercial $350 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone V SoC 5CSXFC6D6F31C6N with EPCS128 128-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core (925 MHz)
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster II for FPGA configuration
  • Line In/Out, Microphone In (24-bit Audio CODEC)
  • 128x64 dots LCD Module with Backlight
  • Video Out (VGA 24-bit DAC)
  • Video In (NTSC/PAL/Multi-format)
  • Infrared port
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Two Port USB 2.0 Host (Type A)
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • PS/2 dual mouse and keyboard port
  • HSMC Connector
  • Expansion header (40-pin header)
Memory
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (HPS), 64 MB SDRAM (FPGA)
  • Micro SD memory card slot
ADC
  • 8 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • 500 kilo-samples per second
  • 0-2.5V or 0-5V programmable range
Displays
  • Six 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 10 toggle switches
  • 10 LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock (x4)
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
Quartus Synopsis Design Constraints SDC
DE10-Lite Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$55 Order from Terasic

Commercial $85 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Max 10 10M50DAF484C7G with integrated dual ADCs, each ADC supports 1 dedicated analog input and 8 dual function pins
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • Video Out (VGA 12-bit DAC)
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Arduino header (Uno R3 compatibility)
  • Expansion header (one 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 64 MB SDRAM
Displays
  • Six 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 10 toggle switches
  • 10 LEDs
  • Two debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock (x2)
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
Quartus Synopsis Design Constraints SDC
DE1-SoC Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$175 Order from Terasic

Commercial $249 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone V SoC 5CSEMA5F31 with EPCQ256 256-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core (925 MHz)
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster II for FPGA configuration
  • Line In/Out, Microphone In (24-bit Audio CODEC)
  • Video Out (VGA 24-bit DAC)
  • Video In (NTSC/PAL/Multi-format)
  • Infrared port
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Two Port USB 2.0 Host (Type A)
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • PS/2 dual mouse and keyboard port
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (HPS), 64 MB SDRAM (FPGA)
  • Micro SD memory card slot
ADC
  • 8 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • 1 million  samples per second
  • 0-2.5V or 0-5V programmable range
Displays
  • Six 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 10 toggle switches
  • 10 LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock (x4)
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
Quartus Synopsis Design Constraints SDC
DE0-CV Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$99 Order from Terasic

Commercial $150 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone V 5CEBA4F23C7N with EPCS64 64-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster II for FPGA configuration
  • Video Out (VGA 12-bit)
  • PS/2 dual mouse and keyboard port
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 64 MB SDRAM
  • Micro SD memory card slot
Displays
  • Six 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 10 toggle switches
  • 10 LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock (x4)
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
Quartus Synopsis Design Constraints SDC
DE2-115 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$309 Order from Terasic

Commercial $595 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone IV EP4CE115F29C7 with EPCS64 64-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • Line In/Out, Microphone In (24-bit Audio CODEC)
  • Video Out (VGA 8-bit DAC)
  • Video In (NTSC/PAL/Multi-format)
  • RS232
  • Infrared input port
  • PS/2 mouse or keyboard port
  • Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 (type A and type B)
  • Expansion headers (one 40-pin header)
  • HSMC high-speed header
Memory
  • 128 MB SDRAM, 2 MB SRAM, 8 MB Flash
  • SD memory card slot
Displays
  • Eight 7-segment displays
  • 16 x 2 LCD display
Switches and LEDs
  • 18 toggle switches
  • 18 red LEDs
  • 9 green LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • External SMA clock input
  • External SMA clock output
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF

 

Embedded & Robotics boards are designed to meet your educational needs, for both embedded systems and robotics courses/projects.

Intel offers a limited donation program for qualified professors and instructors, as described on the board donation section of this website.

DE10-Nano Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$99 Order from Terasic

Commercial $130 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone V SoC 5CSEBA6U23I7 with EPCS128 128-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core (800 MHz)
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster II for FPGA configuration
  • HDMI TX, compatible with DVI 1.0 and HDCP v1.4
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG) port
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Arduino header (Uno R3 compatibility)
  • UART to USB Mini-B connector
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (HPS)
  • Micro SD memory card slot
ADC
  • 8 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • 500 kilo-samples per second
Switches and LEDs
  • 4 toggle switches
  • 8 LEDs
  • Two debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock (x3)
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
Quartus Synopsis Design Constraints SDC
DE0-Nano-SoC Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$90 Order from Terasic

Commercial $99 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone V SoC 5CSEMA4U23C6N with EPCS128 128-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core (925 MHz)
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster II for FPGA configuration
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG) port
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Arduino header (Uno R3 compatibility)
  • UART to USB Mini-B connector
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (HPS)
  • Micro SD memory card slot
ADC
  • 8 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • 500 kilo-samples per second
Switches and LEDs
  • 4 toggle switches
  • 8 LEDs
  • Two debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock (x3)
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
Quartus Synopsis Design Constraints SDC
DE0-Nano Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$61 Order from Terasic

Commercial $79 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone IV EP4CE22F17C6N with EPCS64 64-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster cable for FPGA configuration
  • 3-axis accelerometer with 13-bit resolution
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers and one 26-pin headers)
  • 2-pin external power header
Memory
  • 32 MB SDRAM
  • 2 Kb EEPROM
ADC
  • 8 channels
  • 12-bit resolution
  • 200 kilo-samples per second
Switches and LEDs
  • 8 green LEDs
  • 4 dip switches
  • Two debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF

 

Research boards are designed to meet the requirements of research projects requiring the fastest/largest FPGAs and/or latest memory and peripheral components. Many research project can be accomplished using our other development and educational boards, but for those needed that little bit extra, we have these research specific boards.

Intel offers a limited donation program for qualified professors and instructors, as described on the board donation section of this website.

DE5a-Net Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

Contact Intel's FPGA University Program

Commercial $5520 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Arria 10 GX 10AX115N3F45E2SG with EPCS128 128-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster II for FPGA configuration
  • PCI Express x8 Edge Connector
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet Ports SFP+ (x4)
  • One RS422 expansion header
Memory
  • DDR3 memory slot (x2)
  • 36 MB QDRII+ SRAM
  • 256 MB Flash
Displays
  • Two 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • Two toggle switches
  • Four LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • External SMA clock input
  • External SMA clock output
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
DE5 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

Contact Intel's FPGA University Program

Commercial $8000 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Stratix V EP5SGXEA7N2F45C2 with EPCS128 128-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • PCI Express x8 Edge Connector
  • 10-Gigabit Ethernet Ports SFP+ (x4)
  • Serial ATA Port (x4)
  • One RS422 transceiver with RJ45 connector
Memory
  • DDR3 memory slot (x2)
  • 32 MB QDRII+ SRAM
  • 256 MB Flash
Displays
  • Two 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • Four toggle switches
  • Four LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • Programmable oscillators Si570, CDCM61001 and CDCM61004
  • External SMA clock input
  • External SMA clock output
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
DE4 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

Contact Intel's FPGA University Program

Commercial $2995 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Stratix IV EP4SGX230KF40C2, or EP4SGX530KH40C2 with EPCS128 128-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • USB 2.0 (two type A and one type B)
  • Serial ATA Port (x4)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port (x4)
  • PCI Express x8 Edge Connector
  • HSMC high-speed headers (x2)
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • DDR2 memory slot (x2)
  • SD memory card slot
  • 2 MB SSRAM
  • 64 MB Flash
Displays
  • Two 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • Four toggle switches
  • Eight dip switches
  • Eight LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • 100 MHz clock
  • External SMA clock inputs
  • External SMA clock outputs
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF

 

The legacy boards are no longer supported in the latest version of the Quartus software and therefore should not be considered for new lab setups. We will continue to provide older versions of the software and all our University Program materials for these board for the forseeable future.

DE0 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$81 Order from Terasic

Commercial $119 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone III EP3C16F484C6 with EPCS4 4-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster cable for FPGA configuration
  • Video Out (VGA 4-bit DAC)
  • PS/2 mouse or keyboard port
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 8 MB SDRAM, 4 MB Flash
  • SD memory card slot
Displays
  • Four 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 10 toggle switches
  • 10 green LEDs
  • Three debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • 24 MHz clock
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
DE1 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$127 Order from Terasic

Commercial $150 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone II EP2C20F484C7 with EPCS4 4-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • Line In/Out, Microphone In (24-bit Audio CODEC)
  • Video Out (VGA 4-bit DAC)
  • Serial port (RS232)
  • PS/2 mouse or keyboard port
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 8 MB SDRAM, 512 KB SRAM, 4 MB Flash
  • SD memory card slot
Displays
  • Four 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 10 toggle switches
  • 10 red LEDs
  • 8 green LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • 27 MHz clock
  • External SMA clock input
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
DE2 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

$284 Order from Terasic

Commercial $495 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone II EP2C35F672C6 with EPCS16 16-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • Line In/Out, Microphone In (24-bit Audio CODEC)
  • Video Out (VGA 10-bit DAC)
  • Video In (NTSC/PAL/Multi-format)
  • RS232
  • Infrared port
  • PS/2 mouse or keyboard port
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 (type A and type B)
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 8 MB SDRAM, 512 KB SRAM, 4 MB Flash
  • SD memory card slot
Displays
  • Eight 7-segment displays
  • 16 x 2 LCD display
Switches and LEDs
  • 18 toggle switches
  • 18 red LEDs
  • 9 green LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • 27 MHz clock
  • External SMA clock input
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
DE2-70 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
All This board is no longer available for sale
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Cyclone II EP2C70F896C6 with EPCS64 64-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • Line In/Out, Microphone In (24-bit Audio CODEC)
  • Video Out (VGA 10-bit DAC)
  • Video In (NTSC/PAL/Multi-format) (2 ports)
  • RS232
  • Infrared port
  • PS/2 mouse or keyboard port
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 (type A and type B)
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
Memory
  • 64 MB SDRAM, 2 MB SSRAM, 8 MB Flash
  • SD memory card slot
Displays
  • Eight 7-segment displays
  • 16 x 2 LCD display
Switches and LEDs
  • 18 toggle switches
  • 18 red LEDs
  • 9 green LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • 27 MHz clock
  • External SMA clock input
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF
Datasheets ZIP
Quartus Setting File with Pin Assignments QSF
DE3 Board Information
Type of Customer Price*
Academic

Contact Intel's FPGA University Program

Commercial $1,795 Order from Terasic
Feature Description
FPGA
  • Stratix III EP3S150F1152C2, EP3S260F1152C2, or EP3S340F1152C2 with EPCS128 128-Mbit serial configuration device
Processors
  • Nios II
I/O Interfaces
  • Built-in USB-Blaster for FPGA configuration
  • USB 2.0 (type A and type B)
  • Expansion headers (two 40-pin headers)
  • HSMC high-speed headers (4)
Memory
  • DDR2 memory slot
  • SD memory card slot
Displays
  • Two 7-segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • Four toggle switches
  • Eight dip switches
  • Eight tri-color LEDs
  • Four debounced pushbutton switches
Clocks
  • 50 MHz clock
  • External SMA clock input
  • External SMA clock output
Resources Downloads
User Manual PDF

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