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Arria II GX-260 FPGA Development Board

Arria II GX-260 FPGA development board


  • 256,000 logic elements (LEs)
  • 102,600 adaptive logic modules (ALMs)
  • 11,756 Kb on-chip memory
  • 16 high-speed transceivers
  • 6 phase-locked loops (PLLs)
  • 736 18x18 multipliers
  • 0.9V core power

Max® II EPM2210F256 CPLD

  • 2.5V core power

On-board Ports

  • Two HSMC expansion ports
  • One gigabit Ethernet port

PCI Express x8 Edge Connector

  • Support connection speed of Gen1 at 2.5Gbps/lane
  • Connection established with PC motherboard with x8 PCI Express slot

On-board Memory

  • 128MB 16bit DDR3 device
  • 1GB 64bit DDR2 SO-DIMM
  • 64MB FLASH

FPGA Configuration Circuitry

  • MAX II CPLD and flash fast passive parallel configuration
  • On-board USB-Blaster™ circuitry using the Quartus II Programmer

On-Board Clocking Circuitry

  • Four on-board oscillators
    • 100MHz
    • Programmable oscillator, default frequency 125MHz
    • Programmable oscillator, default frequency 100MHz
    • 155.52MHz
  • SMA connectors for external LVPECL clock input
  • SMA connector for clock output

General User I/O

  • LEDs/displays
    • Four user LEDs
    • Two-line character LCD display
    • One configuration-done LED
    • One HSMC interface transmit/receive LED
    • Three PCI Express LEDs
    • Five Ethernet LEDs


  • One user reset (CPU reset)
  • One MAX II CPLD reset
  • One load image (program FPGA from flash)
  • One image select (select image to load from flash)
  • Two general user push-buttons

DIP switches

  • Four user DIP switches
  • Eight MAX II device control DIP switches

Power Supply

  • 14V to 20V DC input
  • PCI Express edge connector power
  • On-board power measurement circuitry

Arria II GX-260 FPGA Development Kit CD-ROM

  • Design examples
    • PCI Express High-Performance Reference Design
    • PCI Express-to-DDR2 SDRAM Reference Design

Altera’s complete Design Suite DVD

  • Quartus II Software Development Kit Edition, includes support for Arria II GX FPGAs
  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite
  • MegaCore® IP Library includes PCI Express, Triple Speed Ethernet, SDI, and DDR3 High-Performance Controller IP cores
    • IP evaluation available through OpenCore Plus

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