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Altera Stratix® Series FPGA Development Tools

Altera® offers a variety of hardware solutions and tools to accelerate the design process. The Stratix® Series FPGA Development Tools offer a wide range of development kits that contain everything an engineer needs to create and implement a design in hours. These development kits deliver a complete system-level design environment that includes both the hardware and software needed to immediately begin developing FPGA designs.

DSP Development Kit, Stratix® V Edition

Altera's DSP Development Kit, Stratix® V Edition, is a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix V GS FPGA designs. With this kit You can test Altera's optimized variable-precision digital signal processing (DSP) block, develop DSP algorithms in a high-level model-based flow, test signal quality of the FPGA transceiver I/Os (10 Gbps+), develop and test PCI Express® (PCIe) 3.0 designs, develop and test memory subsystems consisting of SyncFlash, DDR3, and QDRII+, develop and test SDI with the embedded 75-ohm 3G SDI transceivers, develop embedded designs utilizing the Nios® II processor and external memory, develop and test network designs utilizing Triple Speed Ethernet MegaCore® and external RJ-45 jack, develop and test optical networking designs using the 10-Gbps and 40-Gbps ethernet MAC MegaCores and the QSFP Optical Interface, measure the FPGA's power consumption, and control twelve different programmable clock oscillators using the Clock Control GUI.



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Additional Resources
Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual
Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix V GS development board w/5SGSMD5K2F40C2N device
  • HSMC loopback board
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom
  • Standard USB A to micro-USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • 75Ω SMB video cable

Software
    • Quartus II Development Kit Edition (DKE) software
    • Quartus II Software
    • MegaCore® IP Library
    • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
    • DSP Development Kit, Stratix V Edition

Stratix® V GX FPGA Development Kit

Altera's Stratix® V GX FPGA Development Kit is a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix V GX FPGA designs. With this kit you can test signal quality of the FPGA transceiver I/Os (10 Gbps+), develop and test PCI Express® (PCIe) 3.0 designs, develop and test memory subsystems consisting of SyncFlash, DDR3, and QDRII+, develop and test SDI with the embedded 75-ohm 3G SDI transceivers, develop embedded designs utilizing the Nios® II processor and external memory, develop and test network designs utilizing Triple Speed Ethernet MegaCore® and external RJ-45 jack, develop and test optical networking designs using the 10G and 40G Ethernet MAC MegaCores and the QSFP Optical Interface, measure the FPGA's power consumption, and control twelve different programmable clock oscillators using the Clock Control GUI.
Additional Resources

Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual


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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix V GX FPGA development board
  • HSMC loopback board
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan,
    Europe, and the United Kingdom
  • Standard USB A to micro-USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • 75Ω SMB video cable

Software
  • Quartus II Development Kit Edition (DKE)
  • Quartus II Software
  • MegaCore® IP Library
  • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
  • Stratix V GX FPGA Development Kit Installer
 

100G Development Kit, Stratix® V GX Edition

Altera's Stratix® V GX 100G Development Kits are a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix V GX FPGA designs. With this kit you can support 10G/40G and 100G line interfaces through optical modules, support applications requiring external memory interfaces, through 6x32-bit DDR3 and 1x36- and 1x18-bit QDRII BL2 memory banks, use system-side interfaces via two pairs of FCI AirMax connectors, complete line-side (optical modules) to system-side (AirMax connector) datapath analysis, evaluate transceiver performance up to 12.5 Gbps, verify physical medium attachment (PMA) compliance to 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, Interlaken, CEI-6G/11G, and other major standards, and validate interoperability between optical modules, such as SFP, SFP+, QSFP, and CFP.

Additional Resources
Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual
 
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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix V GX 100G development board
  • CFP loopback board
  • SFP loopback module
  • QSFP loopback module
  • Two Interlaken loopback boards
  • Heatsink and fan
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan,
    Europe, and the United Kingdom
  • Ethernet and USB cables

Software
    • Quartus II Development Kit Edition (DKE)
    • Quartus II Software
    • MegaCore® IP Library
    • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
    • Stratix V GX 100G Development Kit Installer

Stratix® V GX Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit

The Altera® Stratix® V GX Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kits are a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix V GX FPGA designs. The one-year license for the Quartus® II software provides everything you need to begin developing custom Stratix V GX FPGA designs. With this kit you can evaluate transceiver performance from 600 Mbps up to 12.5 Gbps, generate and check pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) patterns, dynamically change differential output voltage (VOD) pre-emphasis, and equalization settings to optimize transceiver performance for your channel, perform jitter analysis, and verify physical medium attachment (PMA) compliance to PCI Express®(PCIe®), Gbps Ethernet (GbE), XAUI, CEI-6G, Serial RapidIO®, high-definition serial digital interface (HD-SDI), and other major standards.



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Additional Resources
Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual
Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix V GX transceiver signal integrity development board
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan,
    Europe, and the United Kingdom
  • USB type A to B cable
  • Ethernet cable

Software
  • Quartus II Development Kit Edition (DKE)
  • Quartus II Software
  • MegaCore® IP Library
  • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
  • Development Kit Installer

Stratix® V GT Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit

Altera's Stratix® V GT Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit is a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix V GT FPGA designs. The one-year license for the Quartus® II software provides everything you need to begin developing custom Stratix V GT FPGA designs. With this kit you can evaluate transceiver performance from 600 Mbps up to 12.5 Mbps, evaluate transceiver performance up to 25 Gbps for the GT channels, generate and check pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) patterns, dynamically change differential output voltage (VOD) pre-emphasis, and equalization settings to optimize transceiver performance for your channel, perform jitter analysis, verify physical medium attachment (PMA) compliance to PCI Express®(PCIe®), Gbps Ethernet (GbE), XAUI, CEI-6G, Serial RapidIO®, high-definition serial digital interface (HD-SDI), and other major standards.

 
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  Additional Resources
Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual
Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix V GT development board
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom
  • USB type A to B cable
  • Ethernet cable

Software
    • Quartus II Development Kit Edition (DKE)
    • Quartus II Software
    • MegaCore® IP Library
    • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
    • Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit, Stratix V GT Edition Installer

Stratix® IV GX Audio Video Development Kit

Altera's Audio Video Development Kit, Stratix® IV GX Edition is a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix IV GX FPGA designs. The PCI-SIG-compliant board, the serial digital interface (SDI) high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC), and the one-year license for the Quartus® II software provide everything you need to begin developing custom Stratix IV GX FPGA designs. With this kit you can develop and test PCI Express 2.0 designs, develop and test memory subsystems consisting of DDR3 and QDR II+ memories, build designs capable of migrating to Altera’s low-cost HardCopy® IV ASICs, and develop and test SDI and Audio Engineering Society (AES) designs using the SDI HSMC in conjunction with the host development platform.
Additional Resources

Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual
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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix IV GX FPGA development board
  • SDI HSMC
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan,
    Europe, and the United Kingdom
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • SMB cable
  • BNC cable

Software
  • Altera Complete Design Suite DVD
  • Quartus II Software
  • MegaCore® IP Library
  • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
  • Audio Video Development Kit, Stratix IV GX Edition CD-ROM
 

Stratix® IV GX FPGA Development Kits

Altera's Stratix® IV GX FPGA Development Kits are a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix IV GX FPGA designs. The PCI-SIG-compliant board and the one-year license for the Quartus® II software provide everything you need to begin developing custom Stratix IV GX FPGA designs. With these kits you can develop and test PCI Express® (PCIe) 2.0 designs, develop and test memory subsystems consisting of DDR3 and QDR II+ memories, build designs capable of migrating to Altera’s low-cost HardCopy® IV ASICs, develop FPGA designs for cost-sensitive applications, and measure the FPGA's power consumption.

 Additional Resources
Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual


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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix IV GX FPGA development board
  • HSMC loopback board
  • HSMC debug breakout board
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan,
    Europe, and the United Kingdom
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • 75 Ω SMB video cable

Software
  • Quartus II Subscription Edition Software
  • Quartus II Software
  • MegaCore® IP Library
  • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
  • Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit Installer

Stratix® IV GX Edition Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit

Altera's Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit, Stratix® IV GX Edition provides everything you need for the signal integrity evaluation and interoperability of Stratix IV GX transceivers on the Altera® Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230 device. The kit includes a full-featured FPGA development board, hardware and software evaluation tools, documentation, and accessories needed to begin development. With this signal integrity development kit, you can evaluate transceiver performance at data rate ranging from 600 Mbps to 8.5 Gbps, generate and check pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) patterns through an easy-to-use demonstration application, understand the effects of changing differential output voltage (VOD), preemphasis, and equalization settings, perform jitter analysis, and verify physical medium attachment (PMA) compliance to PCI Express (Gen 1 and Gen 2), Serial RapidIO®, gigabit Ethernet, 10 gigabit Ethernet XAUI, CEI-6G, high definition serial digital interface (HD-SDI), Fibre Channel 1G/4G/8G, and other major standards.
Additional Resources

Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual
 

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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230 Signal Integrity Transceiver Development Board
  • Schematic and board design files
  • Design examples for the Board Update Portal Embedded Nios® II webserver and the Golden Top Level Project
  • Device data sheets
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet CAT-5/RJ-45 cable
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America, Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom

Software
  • Stratix IV GX Transceiver Signal Integrity Demonstration software
  • Quartus II Stand-Alone Programmer software
  • Stratix IV GX signal integrity development kit application and device driver
  • User Guide
  • Reference Manual
  • Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit, Stratix IV GX Edition Installer


Stratix® IV GT 100G Development Kit

Altera's Stratix® IV GT 100G Development Kit is a complete design environment that includes both the hardware and software you need to develop Stratix IV GT FPGA designs. With this kit you will be able to test signal quality of the FPGA transceiver I/Os (up to 11.3 Gbps), develop and test optical networking interfaces such as CFP, quad small-formfactor pluggable (QSFP), and small form-factor Pluggable (SFP+) interface, develop embedded designs utilizing the Nios® II processor and the SSRAM memory, develop and test network designs utilizing the Gigabit Ethernet PHY and the FPGA transceivers, develop FPGA designs for high-performance applications, and measure the FPGA's power consumption.

  Additional Resources
Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual

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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix IV GT 100G development board
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America/Japan, Europe,
    and the United Kingdom
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • CFP Loopback board with both passive and active retimed loopback features
  • QSFP loopback module
  • Two SFP+ loopback modules
  • Two Interlaken loopback boards

Software
  • Quartus II Subscription Edition Software
  • Quartus II Software
  • MegaCore® IP Library
  • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
  • Stratix IV GT 100G Development Kit Installer
 

Stratix® IV GT Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit

Altera's Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit, Stratix® IV GT Edition provides everything you need for the signal integrity evaluation and interoperability of Stratix IV GT transceivers on the Altera® Stratix IV GT EP4S100G2 device. The kit includes a full-featured FPGA development board, hardware and software evaluation tools, documentation, and accessories needed to begin development. With this signal integrity development kit, you can evaluate transceiver performance at data rates up to 11.3 Gbps, generate and check pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) patterns through an easy-to-use demonstration application, understand the effects of changing differential output voltage (VOD), preemphasis, and equalization settings, perform jitter analysis, and verify physical medium attachment (PMA) compliance to 10 gigabit Ethernet, Interlaken, 10G GPON/EPON, IEEE 802.3ba 40G, SONET OC-192, and other major standards.

  Additional Resources
Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual


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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix IV GT EP4S100G2 Signal Integrity Transceiver Development Board
  • Schematic and board design files
  • Design examples for the Board Update Portal Embedded Nios® II webserver and the Golden Top Level Project
  • Device data sheets
  • USB cable
  • Ethernet CAT-5/RJ-45 cable
  • Power supply and AC adapters for North America, Japan, Europe, and the United Kingdom

Software
  • Stratix IV GT Transceiver Signal Integrity Demonstration software
  • Quartus II Stand-Alone Programmer software
  • User Guide
  • Reference Manual
  • Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit, Stratix IV GT Edition Installer
 

Stratix® III FPGA Development Kit

Altera's Stratix® III Development Kit includes a full-featured field-programmable gate array (FPGA) development board, hardware and software development tools, documentation, and accessories needed to begin FPGA development. The kit provides an integrated control environment that includes a USB command controller, a multi-port SRAM/DDR SDRAM/flash memory controller, Ethernet, an on-board meter, and example designs with demonstration circuitry specified in Verilog HDL code to help you get started quickly with your own designs. The development board includes an Altera Stratix III FPGA configured with a hardware reference design stored in flash memory. You can use the development board, along with example designs included in the kit, as a platform to prototype complex embedded systems.
Additional Resources

Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual
Stratix® III FPGA Development Kit

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Kit Contents
Hardware
  • Stratix III development board
  • Power supply, cables, and documentation
  • Accessory daughter cards

Software
  • Quartus® II Software, Development Kit Edition (DKE)
  • MegaCore® IP Library
  • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite
  • Stratix III Development Kit CD-ROM
  • SOPC Builder system development tool

Quartus® II Web Edition Software

Quartus® II Web Edition FPGA design software includes everything you need to design for the following Altera® FPGA and CPLD families:

  • Cyclone® II, Cyclone III, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V FPGAs
  • Arria® II GX FPGAs: EP2AG45 only
  • All MAX® CPLDs
Features
Operating Systems Supported (Web Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (32 bit) and 6.0 (64 bit)
  • CentOS 5.0 (32 bit) and 6.0 (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (32 bit)

Quartus® II Subscription Edition Software

Quartus® II software v12.0, the industry's number one software in performance and productivity for CPLD, FPGA, SoC FPGA, and HardCopy® ASIC designs, is now available for download. This version continues to provide an industry-leading productivity advantage by delivering up to 4X faster compile times for 28-nm high-density FPGA designs compared to the previous release. The Quartus II software v12.0 also includes initial support for the ARM-based Cyclone® V SoC FPGA as well as expanded support for the latest 28-nm devices–the Stratix® V, Arria® V, and Cyclone V devices.

Features
  • Faster compile time
  • PowerPlay Power Analyzer
  • TimeQuest Timing Analyzer
  • SOPC Builder System Development Tool
Operating Systems Supported (Subscription Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows XP / 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (32 and 64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 (32 and 64 bit)
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