40pin IDE cable to 40pin breakout board

Chris designed this simple 40pin IDE to 40pin ”0.1 header to easily breadboard with his DE0-Nano FPGA development system. While it was designed for the DE0-Nano, any board that uses the 40 pin IDE header can be broken out in this way. He provided in-depth instructions on how to build your own, including the design files.

Via Embedded Lab.

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  1. Great, I am finally getting around to playing with my stm32f4-discovery which rather left me scratching my head regarding breadboarding it because of this very reason :)

    Except.. it has a 50 way IDC not a 40 way one. ho hum, and I just built my hopes up too :(

    Guess I will have to design my own for 50 pin. Still, it is all practice after all and what doesn’t burn you can only make you solder.

      1. Thanks for the link, that would work except it is a lot of tedious work to break out all 100 pins one by one. and would be inherently prone to failure due to a wire coming out.

        An option for me would be a 50-way SCSI IDC cable broke out as above onto some stripboard.

  2. Yup, they’re nice as an alternative to the standard M/M and F/F variants that are sold everywhere, but they’re not a universal solution for everything…

    But breaking out and connecting/using all 100 pins onto a breadboard would most likely more jumpers and parts on the breadboards than I ever would care wiring up. :-)

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