Altera DE0 Board

From Terasic Inc.

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Board Category: Development Kit

Components & Interface: Expansion: Generic; Industry Standard: PS2, RS232; Video: VGA Output

End Market: Automotive, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Wireline

Technology: Embedded Design

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® III: Cyclone® III LS

Board Feature: General User IO: 7 Segment Display, LED, Push Button, Slider Switch


The DE0 Development and Education board is designed in a compact size with all the essential tools for novice users to gain knowledge in areas of digital logic, computer organization and FPGAs. It is equipped with Intel® Cyclone® III 3C16 FPGA device, which offers 15,408 LEs. The board provides 346 user I/O pins, and is loaded with a rich set of features that makes it suitable to be used for advanced university and college courses, as well as the development of sophisticated digital systems. The DE0 combines the Intel low-power, low-cost, and high performance Cyclone III FPGA to control the various features of the DE0 Board. The DE0 Development Board includes software, reference designs, and accessories required to ensure the user simple access in evaluating their DE0 Board.

Order Information

Ordering Code
P0037$119Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • 8MB SDRAM; 4MB Flash; SD Card Socket
  • On-board USB-Blaster; EPCS4 Device
  • VGA Output up to 1280x1024@60Hz resolution
  • RS-232 and PS/2 Ports
  • Two 40-pin GPIO Expansion Headers

Development Kit Software Contents

  • DE0 System Builder - allow users to create an Intel® Quartus® Prime II project file on their custom design.
  • DE0 Control Panel - access various components on the board from a host computer.
  • Schematic and Mechanical Drawing
  • Reference Designs for Various Interfaces onboard
  • DE0 Debounce Project with Debounce IP

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-42-5804152209-de0-user-manual.pdfDE0 User Manual1.0

Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 13.0
Required Collateral Available
User Guide Y
Board Schematics Y
Reliability / Quality Assurance

Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Parts per Million (PPM)
Board Policy
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy If you want to make a return, please write an email to us within 7 days after you’ve received the product. The product must be unopened. (If the package is damaged upon receipt, please take photos and inform us immediately.) For more details, please visit:
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant N. N/A
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

Reference Designs from System CD for customers to access all the peripherals on board.

Additional Compliance
ISO 9000 & 9001

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