OpenEP3C5-C Standard is an FPGA development board designed for ALTERA Cyclone III series, features the EP3C5 onboard, and integrates various standard interfaces, pretty easy for peripheral expansions. It consists of the mother board DVK601 and the FPGA core board CoreEP3C5.
OpenEP3C5-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 III series FPGA devices. OpenEP3C5-C enables you to start your design with the Nios II processor easily and quickly.
What's on the mother board?
FPGA CPLD core board connector: for easily connecting core boards which integrate an FPGA CPLD chip onboard
8I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
8I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
8I/Os_3 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
8I/Os_4 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
16I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
16I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
32I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
32I/Os_2 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.
FPGA expansion connectors
FPGA pins are accessible on expansion connectors
for connecting SDRAM accessory board
LCD interface, for connecting LCD22, LCD12864, LCD1602
ONE-WIRE interface: easily connects to ONE-WIRE devices (TO-92 package), such as temperature sensor (DS18B20), electronic registration number (DS2401), etc.
Joystick: five positions
Potentiometer: for LCD22 backlight adjustment, or LCD12864, LCD1602 contrast adjustment
For jumpers 16-18:
short the jumper to connect to I/Os used in example code
open the jumper to connect to other custom pins via jumper wires
What's on the CoreEP3C5?
EP3C5E144C8N: the ALTERA Cyclone III FPGA device which features:
Operating Frequency: 50MHz
Operating Voltage: 1.15V～3.465V
Debugging/Programming: supports JTAG
AMS1117-3.3, 3.3V voltage regulator
AMS1117-2.5, 2.5V voltage regulator
AMS1117-1.2, 1.2V voltage regulator
EPCS16, onboard serial FLASH memory, for storing code
nCONFIG button: for re-configuring the FPGA chip, the equivalent of power reseting
50M active crystal oscillator
5V DC jack
JTAG interface: for debugging/programming
FPGA pins expander, VCC, GND and all the I/O ports are accessible on expansion connectors for further expansion