EETimes Reader Offer; Grab Altera's latest MAX 10 FPGA kit

September 01, 2015 // By Julien Happich
This month, Altera is giving away three of its second-generation Nios II Embedded Evaluation Kit (NEEK), worth $359 each, for readers of EETimes Europe & EDN Europe to win.

The feature-rich platform provides a fast and simple way for embedded designers to experience the capabilities of a custom embedded processor in a non-volatile FPGA. The MAX 10 NEEK was jointly developed by Altera and its board partner, Terasic. It combines a MAX 10 FPGA-based board with a 7-inch, 5-point multi-touch display.

Embedded developers can select from a variety of networking, audio, video and image processing reference designs, and launch example applications with the touch of a finger. The kit includes many amenities that enhance human machine interface (HMI), machine vision, and surveillance operation including an 8 megapixel MIPI CSI-2 camera, HDMI support, humidity & temperature sensor, 3-axis accelerometer, and built-in microphone.

Combining a Nios II soft processor and a MAX 10 FPGA with on-die flash provides several advantages over microcontroller-based solutions, including enabling custom hardware configuration, obsolescence proofing, and custom hardware acceleration for real-time processing. Embedded designers can configure the perfect-fit processor system with Nios II processor and MAX 10 FPGAs, which is impossible to do with a standard microcontroller’s limited peripheral sets.

More information about the MAX 10 NEEK at

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