Developers can rapidly customise their processor and IP to suit their specific needs, with the help of embedded evaluation kit from Terasic.
According to the press release, the MAX 10 Nios II kit supports test and development of the Altera MAX 10 non-volatile field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). As mentioned, the MAX 10 NEEK board includes an Altera MAX10 10M50DAF484C6G FPGA, which features integrated dual analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), 1638 Kbits of embedded memory, and 5888 Kbits of flash memory, and contains 50,000 programmable logic elements (LE).
The evaluation kit features 256MBytes of DDR3 SDRAM, 512 MBytes of quad-SPI Flash and a Micro SD socket for additional storage, a five-point 800×480 LCD for multimedia applications apart from Gigabit Ethernet, PS/2 connection, and a 2×6 Terasic Mini Digital (TMD) expansion header, as stated in the release. The board supports 24-bit audio, HDMI RX (including support for 3D video), and an 8-megapixel MIPI CS-2 color camera input.
Adding further, the evaluation board comes with design files (including BOM, schematics, and layout) and the Altera Nios II integrated design environment (IDE) and supports the Altera Quartus II FPGA design software.