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  • Brand Name: Waveshare
  • Demo Board Type: Others
  • Model Number: OpenEP4CE6-C Standard
  • Category: ALTERA FPGA Development Board
  • For use with: EP4CE6 Development & Evaluation
  • Onboard MCU: EP4CE6E22C8N (ALTERA Cyclone IV)
  • Feature: Open & Modular design, features various communication interfaces
  • Onboard devices: 1 x EPCS16SI8N, 4 x LEDs, 1 x User key, 1 x Joystick, 1 x Buzzer
  • Communication interfaces: 3 x LCD, 4 x 8I/Os, 2 x 16I/Os, 2 x 32I/Os,3 x USB, 1 x VGA, 1 x PS/2
  • Place of Origin: Guangdong, China (Mainland)
  • Operating Frequency: 50MHz
  • Operating Voltage: 1.15V~3.465V
  • Debugging/Programming: Supports JTAG
Product Description

Waveshare Altera Cyclone Board EP4CE6 EP4CE6E22C8N ALTERA Cyclone IV FPGA Development Board Kit All I/Os = OpenEP4CE6-C Standard

FPGA development board designed for ALTERA Cyclone IV series, features the EP4CE6 onboard, and integrates various standard interfaces, pretty easy for peripheral expansions.

EP4CE6 development board

Overview

OpenEP4CE6-C is an FPGA development board that consists of the mother board DVK601 and the FPGA core board CoreEP4CE6.

OpenEP4CE6-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 IV series FPGA devices. OpenEP4CE6-C enables you to start your design with the Nios II processor easily and quickly.


What\\\'s on the mother board

FPGA CPLD development board on board resource

  1. FPGA CPLD core board connector: for easily connecting core boards which integrate an FPGA CPLD chip onboard
  2. 8I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  3. 8I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  4. 8I/Os_3 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  5. 8I/Os_4 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  6. 16I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  7. 16I/Os_2 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  8. 32I/Os_1 interface, for connecting accessory boards/modules
  9. 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.
  1. FPGA expansion connectors
    • FPGA pins are accessible on expansion connectors
    • for connecting SDRAM accessory board
  2. LCD interface, for connecting LCD22, LCD12864, LCD1602
  3. ONE-WIRE interface: easily connects to ONE-WIRE devices (TO-92 package), such as temperature sensor (DS18B20), electronic registration number (DS2401), etc.
  4. Buzzer
  5. Joystick: five positions
  6. Potentiometer: for LCD22 backlight adjustment, or LCD12864, LCD1602 contrast adjustment
  7. Buzzer jumper
  8. Joystick jumper
  9. ONE-WIRE jumper

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What\\\'s on the CoreEP4CE6

EP4CE6E22C8N core board on board resource

  1. EP4CE6E22C8N: the ALTERA Cyclone IV FPGA device which features:
    • Operating Frequency: 50MHz
    • Operating Voltage: 1.15V-3.465V
    • Package: QFP144
    • I/Os: 80
    • LEs: 6K
    • RAM: 270kb
    • PLLs: 2
    • Debugging/Programming: supports JTAG
  2. AMS1117-3.3, 3.3V voltage regulator
  3. AMS1117-2.5, 2.5V voltage regulator
  4. AMS1117-1.2, 1.2V voltage regulator
  5. EPCS16, onboard serial FLASH memory, for storing code
  6. Power indicator
  7. LEDs
  8. Reset button
  9. nCONFIG button: for re-configuring the FPGA chip, the equivalent of power reseting
  10. Power switch
  11. 50M active crystal oscillator
  12. 5V DC jack
  13. JTAG interface: for debugging/programming
  14. FPGA pins expander, VCC, GND and all the I/O ports are accessible on expansion connectors for further expansion
  15. LED jumpers

Photos

FPGA Development Board
OpenEP4CE6-C Development Board
FPGA Development Board
OpenEP4CE6-C Development Board
FPGA Development Board
OpenEP4CE6-C Development Board back view
FPGA Development Board
Mother Board DVK601
FPGA Core Board
FPGA core board CoreEP4CE6
FPGA Core Board
FPGA core board CoreEP4CE6

Connecting to various peripherals
touch screen LCD
Connecting to 3.2inch Touch LCD
LCD12864
Connecting to LCD12864
LCD1602
Connecting to LCD1602
RS232 Board
Connecting to RS232 Board
RS485 Board
Connecting to RS485 Board
PL2303 USB UART Board mini
Connecting to USB UART Board
8 SEG LED Board
Connecting to 8 SEG LED Board
8 Push Buttons
Connecting to 8 Push Buttons
5 IO Keypad
Connecting to 5 IO Keypad
4x4 Keypad
Connecting to 4x4 Keypad
AT24CXX EEPROM Board
Connecting to EEPROM Board
Multi peripherals cascading
Multi peripherals connected to one interface
DataFlash Board
Connecting to DataFlash Board
Ethernet Board
Connecting to Ethernet Board
CY7C68013A USB Board
Connecting to CY7C68013A USB Board
NRF24L01 RF Board
Connecting to NRF24L01 RF Board
Micro SD Storage Board
Connecting to Micro SD Storage Board
VGA PS2 Board
Connecting to VGA PS2 Board
SDRAM Board
Connecting to SDRAM Board
SDRAM Board
Connecting to SDRAM Board
Connecting to any accessory board
Connecting to any accessory board you need

Note: The OpenEP4CE6-C does NOT integrate any programming/debugging function, a programmer/debugger is required.


Examples

The OpenEP4CE6-C FPGA development board comes with various examples codes for the supported peripherals, which give you a quick start to develop your own application.

Peripheral Description Interface Verilog VHDL NIOS II C
S29GL128P NorFLASH 32I/Os Y
AT24CXX EEPROM I2C
FM24CXX FRAM I2C
AT45DBXX DATAFLASH SPI
SD card FLASH SPI
H57V1262GTR SDRAM parallel
PCF8563 RTC I2C
DS18B20 Temperature sensor 1-WIRE
SP3232 Serial communication UART
SP3485 Serial communication UART
PL2303 USB TO UART UART
FT245 USB TO FIFO parallel
CY7C68013A USB DEVICE I/Os
ENC28J60 Ethernet controller SPI
Buzzer Sound device 1I/O (PWM)
PS/2 keyboard Input device PS/2
Single buttons Input device ----
4x4 keypad Input device 8I/Os
Joystick Input device 5I/Os
LED Display device ----
8 SEG LED Display device 13I/Os
VGA monitor Display device VGA
Character LCD Display device 11I/Os
Graphic LCD Display device 11I/Os
3.2 inch multi-color LCD + touch screen Display device + Input device 32I/Os

Debugging/Programming Interface

The OpenEP4CE6-C FPGA development board integrates JTAG interface for programming/debugging.

JTAG Signal Names & Description

Pin Signal Name Description
1 TCK Clock signal
2 GND Signal ground
3 TDO Data from device
4 VCC(TRGT) Target power supply
5 TMS JTAG state machine control
6 NC No connect
7 NC No connect
8 NC No connect
9 TDI Data to device
10 GND Signal ground

JTAG Header Pinout

10-pin JTAG header pinout


Development Resources

The User Guide CD includes development resources listed as follow:

  • Related Software (Quaters II, NIOS II etc.)
  • Demo Code (Verilog, VHDL and NIOS II C)
  • Schematic (PDF)
  • FPGA Development Documentations (Datasheets etc.)

Package Contains

  1. OpenEP4CE6-C development board x 1
  2. 4-pin wire x 2
  3. 2-pin wire x 2
  4. USB power cable x 1
  5. User guide CD x 1

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  • Unit Type: piece
  • Package Weight: 0.3kg (0.66lb.)
  • Package Size: 20cm x 18cm x 10cm (7.87in x 7.09in x 3.94in)
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