DE0-NANO FPGA development kit review

octal tipped us to a cheap Altera DE0-NANO FPGA Development Kit:

…Now most of you will be swayed by cost so lets get that out the way – The DE0-Nano is $79USD and though education routes is only $59USD which I think is really good. Its a little more than the Papilio and XuLA boards but in my view it has more features to offer. So what do you get for it, lets get to the review!

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    1. There is a free Linux IDE from Altera. I’m running a copy of it right now. It’s actually easier to get your hands on than the equivalent free Xilinx IDE too, regardless of platform.

      1. Thanks for the hint. Last time I look it was not free – since Quartus II Web Edition v9.1 there is also a free linux version

  1. Yes, Quartus II is running on Linux.

    I have the DE1 from Terasic for 2 years, and I must say that it is a very good quality board and very well documented.

    I was thinking of getting this tiny DE0 Nano board to play with.

    One remark: I would love to have one of the to 2 40-pin edge connectors replaced by an LPC FMC expansion header to interface with high speed ADCs using LVDS.

  2. Great price for this nice little board. Heck the Cyclone-IV E used on this board costs around $66 in small quantity all by itself. But you still have to do battle with Quartus to actually use this thing :-( The headers seem to 0.1″ spacing :-)

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