Design & Manufacture
Farnell element14 – Compact FPGA development platform suits a wide range of portable design projects (TERASIC TECHNOLOGIES - DE0-Nano board)Apr 16 2012 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
The Terasic DE0-Nano, a compact FPGA development platform suitable for a wide range of portable design projects, such as robots and mobile projects, is now available from Farnell.
The DE0-Nano is seen as ideal for use with embedded soft processors – it features a powerful Altera Cyclone IV FPGA (with 22,320 logic elements), 32MB of SDRAM, 2Kb EEPROM, and a 16Mb serial configuration memory device. For connecting to real-world sensors the DE0-Nano includes a National Semiconductor 8-channel 12-bit A/D converter, and it also features an Analog Devices 13-bit, 3-axis accelerometer device.
The DE0-Nano board includes a built-in USB Blaster for FPGA programming, and the board can be powered either from this USB port or by an external power source. The board includes expansion headers that can be used to attach various Terasic daughter cards or other devices, such as motors and actuators. Inputs and outputs include two pushbuttons, eight user LEDs and a set of four dip-switches, says the company.More news from Farnell element14