ACEX FPGA Board
Two boards are available: Jopcore a module for FPGA processor projects
and Baseio an IO extension with Ethernet connection.
Jopcore FPGA Board
This board is ideal to start with JOP, but can also be used for general FPGA designs. Static RAM and FLASH are connected to the FPGA. All unused pins (56) and the serial line are available via four connectors.
The FPGA is ACEX 1K50TC144 the newest (available) 'low cost' chip from Altera, supported by their free version of Quartus and Max+Plus II.
The Flash can be used to store configuration data for the FPGA and application program/data. The FPGA can be configured with a ByteBlasterMV download cable or loaded from the flash (with a small cpld on board).
The board is a little different from other FPGA prototyping boards: The board has the connectors (female) on the bottom side. So it can be used as a module (60mm x 48mm) being part of a larger board with the periphery.
I'm using this board for JOP a 32 bit Java processor and there is enough room in the FPGA for UART, ISA interface (e.g. for ethernet with CS8900), sigma delta ADC,.. You can find VHDL files for this processor and the periphery in the Download section.
The board is not only usefull for FPGA prototyping, but is a ready to use module for your application board. Ask for price on larger quantities.
The size of the PCB is: 60mm x 48mm.
The board contains:
PCB libraryjopcore.lbr the symbol and part in EAGLE format to be used for your board. EAGLE is a nice PCB layout software with a freeware version for small boards.
Baseio Expansion Board
Baseio is an IO extension for Jopcore. It's main purpose is to provide a complete Java Processor system with Internet connection for JOP. But it can be used just for any (FPGA) project where you need Ethernet connection.
A step down switching regulator with a large AC/DC input range supplies Jopcore.
All input and output pins are EMC/ESD protected and routed to large connectors (5.08 mm Phoenix).
Analog comperators can be used to build sigma delta ADCs. VHDL source can be found in the download section.
For FPGA projects with network connection a CS8900 Ethernet controller with RJ 45 connector is on board. Java sources for CS8900 driver and a simple TCP/IP stack are available.
The size of the PCB is: 99mm x 82mm.
The board contains:
Simpexp Expansion Board
Now availableFirst samples of a new board with Alteras new low cost devices Cyclone are available. For details see: Cyclone Board.
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