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DE Series Introduction

The award-winning Development and Education (DE) series FPGA boards set the standard for Altera programmable logic development. As the best-selling kits Terasic has to offer, success of the DE series is attributed to extensive range of reference designs, which allow engineers to initiate the development process immediately, premium software support such as computer GUI interfacing software and top-level/pin assignment generation tools, and dedicated expert support. Additionally, the DE series are the primary drivers of the Altera University Program, providing a wide range of educational materials and curriculum.


  • Altera Stratix® V GX FPGA (5SGXEA3K2F40C3)
  • On-Board USB Blaster II or JTAG header for FPGA programming
  • Fast passive parallel (FPPx32) configuration via MAX II CPLD and flash memory

  • Altera Stratix® V GX FPGA (5SGXEA7N2F45C2)
  • Two SFP+ connectors, One Serial ATA (SATA II) host port

DE5-Net FPGA Development Kit
  • Altera Stratix® V GX FPGA (5SGXEA7N2F45C2)
  • 32MB SRAM (ISSI QUADP for DE5-Net 450,  GSI SigmaQuad-II+ for DE5-Net 550, Cypress QDRII+ for DE5-Net 500)
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 800 MHz SO-DIMM SDRAM
(Currency: USD)
Price: $8,000

Terasic TR4 FPGA Development Kit
  • Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230/EP4SGX530 with High Speed Transceivers
  • 2 PCIe x4 Connectors and DDR3 SO-DIMM Slot
  • Stackable Design for Multi-FPGA System
(Currency: USD)
Price: $2,895

Altera DE4 Development and Education Board
  • Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230/EP4SGX530 with transceivers
  • PCIe x8 Connector and 2 DDR2 SO-DIMM
  • High-Performance and Bandwidth Applications
(Currency: USD)
Price: $2,995

Altera DE3 Development System
  • DE3 Special Price Starts From June 11th, 2012
  • Stratix III EP3SL150 F1152
  • DDR2 SO-DIMM and USB Device/Host
  • Large ASIC Prototyping Applications
(Currency: USD)
Price: $1,795


DE1-SoC Board
  • Cyclone V SoC with Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (HPS)
  • 1GB DDR3 and 64MB SDRAM
  • VGA Out, Video-In, UART-to-USB, USB Host x2, Micro SD Card Socket, 1Gbps Ethernet, and GPIO Headers
(Currency: USD)
Price: $199
Academic: $150

SoCKit - the Development Kit for New SoC Device
  • Cyclone V SX SoC with Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (HPS)
  • 2GB DDR3, 128MB QSPI Flash, EPCQ256
  • SD-card, USB OTG, LCD, Ethernet, UART to USB, Transceiver, HSMC
(Currency: USD)
Price: $299

Cyclone V GX Starter Kit
  • Cyclone V GX 5CGXFC5C6F27C7N  Device
  • Arduino Header, 2x20 GPIO Header, HSMC, UART to USB, HSMC, HDMI TX
(Currency: USD)
Price: $179

DE2i-150 FPGA Development Kit
  • Cyclone IV GXP4CGX150F31 device
  • Intel® Atom™ Dual Core Processor N2600( 1M Cache, 1.6GHz )
  • Supports Windows & Linux Operation Systems
(Currency: USD)
Price: $555
Academic: $499

Altera DE2-115 Development and Education Board
  • Cyclone IV EP4CE115 with ~114,480 LEs
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports, HSMC connector
  • 128MB SDRAM, 2MB SRAM, 8MB Flash
(Currency: USD)
Price: $595
Academic: $299

DE0-Nano Development and Education Board
  • Ideal for use with embedded soft processors
  • Tiny and robust packaging for portable applications
  • Expansion headers for daughter cards, motors, actuators, etc.
(Currency: USD)
Price: $79
Academic: $59

Video and Embedded Evaluation Kit - Multi-touch
  • Cyclone IV EP4CE115 with ~114,480 LEs
  • 5-Megapixel Digital Image Sensor Module
  • 7" LCD Touch Screen Module
(Currency: USD)
Price: $910
Academic: $610

Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit
  • FPGA prototyping
  • FPGA power measurement
  • Transceiver I/O performance up to 5.0 Gbps
  • PCI Express® (PCIe® ) Gen2 x4 (at 5.0 Gbps per lane)
  • Endpoint or rootport support
(Currency: USD)
Price: $1,299

Altera DE0 Board
  • Cyclone III EP3C16F484 with ~16,000 LEs
  • 8MB SDRAM and 4MB Flash
  • USB Blaster onboard
(Currency: USD)
Price: $119
Academic: $79

Altera DE2 Board
  • Cyclone II EP2C35F672 with ~35,000 LEs
  • 8MB SDRAM, 512K SRAM, and 4MB Flash
  • TV decoder, Ethernet, RS232, and USB Host/Device
(Currency: USD)
Price: $495
Academic: $269

Altera DE1 Board
  • Cyclone II EP2C20F484 with ~20,000 LEs
  • 8MB SDRAM, 512K SRAM, and 4MB Flash
  • Audio/Video interface, RS232, and SD card
  • Also known as Cyclone II Starter Kit
(Currency: USD)
Price: $150
Academic: $125
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