The folks at Altera have just announced the availability of five new low-cost development kits. Based on Cyclone V FPGAs, these kits -- which are offered by Altera and its partners -- are as follows:
The Arrow BeMicro CV is a $49 development kit that features a Cyclone V E FPGA. This low-cost development kit allows developers to get started with their Cyclone V FPGA project within minutes.
The TerASIC Cyclone V GX Starter Kit is a $179 kit that includes both a high-speed mezzanine connector (HSMC) and an Arduino connector, allowing customers to quickly start building low-power video systems, including automotive driver assistance and human machine interfaces.
EBV Elektronik GmbH offers a Cyclone V GX Development Board for €749 that includes a number of design examples that allow customers to quickly develop projects that require high-speed serial transceivers.
When I follow the $49 BeMicro CV kit link there is no data sheet or information availible. I would like to see and understand what the kit consists of. The other links seem to work just fine and I like the $179 Cyclone V GX Starter kit. Looks to be an interesting offereing. Thanks for the pointers, hope the first link gets fixed.
Thank you! I was wondering about the device as it was listed in the link as being in stock but I couldn't see it. I guess I won't be using it as the 80pin edge connector won't help me much. It would have been really interesting if it pinned out to either holes or pins (100mi/) for easy access / prototyping. Thank you again for the link!
I am wondering what Altera's plan was behind using the edge connector? I am sure that they had something particular in mind, is there going to be another offering for development kits that uses this module as an add on? Chalk it up to just one more thing that makes me go "Hummm".
Max, thanks! It makes a lot more sense looking at the link you posted. There are a number of IOs that are pinned AND the edge connector was designed to interaface to their motor controller (Arrow Be In Motion). Whew not a bad offering esp for the price.
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