Altera Cyclone II FPGA starter development kit

By RetroTechie

Paragon (1563)

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08-08-2019, 23:49

Not my board, but I thought this might be interesting to some of you:

Altera Cyclone II FPGA starter development kit

From Zeeland (NL), asking price is € 55.

Looks like a typical Terasic FPGA board, and their name is even visible on the board, but still I was unable to find any info on Terasic website. Not even under "phased out" boards. But I'll save you some Googling..

Overview, kit contents, short specs etc
PDF of the manual (7 MB) which has lots more details, some (all?) schematics & more. FPGA on it has roughly 1.5-2x the number of LE's as the FPGA in the 1chipMSX. So plenty of space for recreations of 8-bit systems with 'everything & the kitchen sink' attached.

Again: not my board! I don't even know the seller, nor have I ever owned this board. So don't ask me about it, I have no clue. What I do know is that you don't need a separate Altera programmer (even though clones are cheap). It plugs right into an USB port of development PC using standard USB cable that comes with it. Posting here because the site I found it on is not one of the usual suspects like eBay, Marktplaats etc.

As you may know, Altera has been bought by Intel recently, so Intel site is the place to look for downloads, Cyclone II family data books and so on.

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By rderooy

Nemesis (666)

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09-08-2019, 20:55

If your looking for FPGA systems this MiSTer & DE-10 Nano one may also be interesting