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Waveshare - ALTERA Development Board OpenEP2C8-C

PKR 11,400.00
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FPGA development board designed for ALTERA Cyclone II series, features the EP2C8Q208C8N onboard, and integrates various standard interfaces, pretty easy for peripheral expansions.
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OpenEP2C8-C is an FPGA development board that consists of the mother board DVK600 and the FPGA core board CoreEP2C8.

OpenEP2C8-C supports further expansion with various optional accessory boards for specific application. The modular and open design makes it the ideal for starting application development with ALTERA Cyclone II series FPGA devices. OpenEP2C8-C enables you to start your design with the Nios II processor easily and quickly.

What's on the mother board

FPGA CPLD development board on board resource

  1. FPGA CPLD core board connector: for easily connecting core boards which integrate an FPGA CPLD chip onboard
  2. 8I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  3. 8I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  4. 16I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  5. 16I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  6. 32I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  7. 32I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  8. 32I/Os_3 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules

All the I/O interfaces above:

  • capable of being simulated as USART, I2C, SPI, PS/2, etc.
  • capable of driving devices such as FRAM, FLASH, USB, Ethernet, etc.
  1. SDRAM interface
    • for connecting SDRAM accessory board
    • also works as FPGA CPLD pins expansion connectors
  2. LCD interface, for connecting LCD22, LCD12864, LCD1602
  3. ONE-WIRE interface: easily connects to ONE-WIRE devices (TO-92 package), such as temperature sensor (DS18B20), electronic registration number (DS2401), etc.
  4. 5V DC jack
  5. Joystick: five positions
  6. Buzzer
  7. Potentiometer: for LCD22 backlight adjustment, or LCD12864, LCD1602 contrast adjustment
  8. Power switch
  9. Buzzer jumper
  10. ONE-WIRE jumper
  11. Joystick jumper

For jumpers 17-19:

  • short the jumper to connect to I/Os used in example code
  • open the jumper to connect to other custom pins via jumper wires

The DVK600 supports a wide range of different core boards, therefore, some of the interfaces may be Not-Connected and useless while connecting to certain core board. For instance, while connecting to Core3S500E/CoreEP2C8, the '⑧ 32I/Os_3' is Not-Connected.

What's on the CoreEP2C8

EP2C8Q208C8N core board on board resource

  1. EP2C8Q208C8N:the ALTERA Cyclone II FPGA device which features:
    • Operating Frequency: 50MHz
    • Operating Voltage: 1.15V~3.465V
    • Package: QFP208
    • I/Os: 138
    • LEs: 8K
    • RAM: 165kb
    • PLLs: 2
    • Debugging/Programming: supports JTAG
  2. AMS1117-3.3, 3.3V voltage regulator
  3. AMS1117-1.2, 1.2V voltage regulator
  4. EPCS16, onboard serial FLASH memory, for storing code
  5. Power indicator
  6. LEDs
  7. Reset button
  8. nCONFIG button: for re-configuring the FPGA chip, the equivalent of power reseting
  9. 50M active crystal oscillator
  10. JTAG interface: for debugging/programming
  11. FPGA pins expander, VCC, GND and all the I/O ports are accessible on expansion connectors for further expansion


EP2C8 development board


Standard Package

OpenEP2C8-C development board x 1
4-pin wire x 2
2-pin wire x 2
USB power cable x 1


Accessory Boards Package A:

3.2inch 320x240 Touch LCD x 1
3.2inch LCD Adapter (B) x 1
VGA PS2 Board x 1
PL2303 USB UART Board (mini) x 1
NorFlash Board (B) x 1
SDRAM Board (B) x 1
Micro SD Storage Board x 1
AT45DBXX DataFlash Board x 1
FM24CLXX FRAM Board x 1
CY7C68013A USB Board (mini) x 1
ENC28J60 Ethernet Board x 1
PCF8563 RTC Board x 1
DS18B20 x 1
USB type A plug to mini-B plug cable x 1


Additional Accessory Boards Package B

LCD12864 (3.3V Blue Backlight) x 1
LCD1602 (3.3V Blue Backlight) x 1
FT245 USB FIFO Board (mini) x 1
8 SEG LED Board x 1
8 Push Buttons x 1
4x4 Keypad x 1


Part Number OpenEP2C8-C Standard, Package A, Package B
Weight (KG) 0.150000
Manufacturer Waveshare
Voltage (V) NA
Power NA
Frequency NA
Memory NA
Operating System NA
Temperature Range (Min) NA
Temperature Range (Max) NA
Bluetooth Interface No
Interface NA
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