This board is, in itself, an embedded system. On power-up, you can load a menu of “ready-to-run” demo applications. When connected to a network port, the Board Update Portal web page is served. From there, you can remotely update the board with a new design. See the user guide for details.
This design is provided as a prebuilt processor system called the Nios II EP3C120 microprocessor system with LCD controller.
Tables 1 and 2 show the ordering code and pricing information for the Altera Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III Edition and the Embedded IP Suite.
Table 1. Embedded Systems Dev Kit Ordering Code and Pricing Information
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Development Kit Contents
The Altera Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III Edition is comprised of the Cyclone III FPGA development board, LCD multimedia HSMC board, and HSMC to Santa Cruz/USB/Mictor card. The kit features:
Cyclone III development board
Cyclone III EP3C120F780 FPGA
Embedded USB-Blaster™ circuitry (including an Altera MAX® II CPLD) allowing download of FPGA configuration files via the flash device or the host computer
256 megabytes (MB) of dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM with ECC
8 MB of pseudo SRAM
64 MB of flash
Power and analog devices from Linear Technology
Switching power supply LTM4601
Switching and step-down regulators LT1931, LT3481, and LTC3418
Analog-to-digital converter LTC1865
LDO regulators LT1963 and LT1761
50-MHz and 125-MHz on-board oscillators
Inputs/outputs for the two HSMCs
Various buttons, switches, and indicators
128 x 64 graphics LCD
2-line x 16-character LCD
USB type B
Three HSMC debug cards (two loop-back and a debug header)
Cables and power/analog
14-V to 20-V DC input
On-board power measurement circuitry
19.8 W per HSMC interface
Power cord with plug adapters (US, UK, EU)
LCD Multimedia HSMC Card
LCD touch-screen display
800 x 480 pixel size
10/100 Ethernet physical layer/media access control (PHY/MAC)
Composite digital TV in
Serial connector (RS-232 DB9 port)
Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
HSMC to Santa Cruz/USB/Mictor Card
Santa Cruz header
Mictor connector for software debugging
Adjustable logic levels between HSMC and SC interface signals
High-speed USB 2.0 On-The-Go transceiver
SMA connector for external clock input
SD card socket
Altera Embedded Systems Development Kit, Cyclone III Edition CD-ROM
Design examples, demos, and prebuilt processor systems