Altera DE1 Board

From Terasic Inc.

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Board Category: Development Kit

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

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

Technology: Embedded Design

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® II

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


The purpose of the Intel® DE1 Development and Education board is to provide the ideal vehicle for advanced design prototyping in the multimedia, storage, and networking. It uses the state-of-the-art technology in both hardware and CAD tools to expose designers to a wide range of topics. The board offers a rich set of features that make it suitable for use in a laboratory environment for university and college courses, for a variety of design projects, as well as for the development of sophisticated digital systems. Intel provides a suite of supporting materials for the DE1 board, including tutorials, ""ready-to-teach"" laboratory exercises, and illustrative demonstrations.

Order Information

Ordering Code
P0528$150Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • 8MB SDRAM; 4MB Flash; 512K SRAM
  • Onboard USB-Blaster which supports JTAG and AS mode configuration
  • VGA Output; RS-232; PS/2
  • Audio Codec with Line-in, Line-out, and Mic-in
  • Two 40-pin GPIO Expansion Headers

Development Kit Software Contents

  • DE1 System Builder - create an Intel® Quartus® Prime II project with top-level design file, pin assignments, and I/O standard settings automatically.
  • DE1 Control Panel - - allows users to access various components on the DE0-Nano board from a host computer.
  • Schematic and Mechanical Drawing
  • Reference Designs for Memory and Other Peripherals onboard
  • SD Card Player and Music Synthesizer

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-42-4904342209-de1-usermanual.pdfDE1 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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