Evaluation board for Altera's Max 10 flash-based 'system' FPGAs

October 02, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Arrow Electronics has released the BeMicro Max 10 FPGA evaluation board. Developed in collaboration with Altera and Analog Devices, the BeMicro Max 10 is intended for testing the features and functionality of Altera's newly-released MAX 10 FPGAs.

MAX 10 FPGAs are a new format in non-volatile FPGAs that integrate within a small-form factor device, dual-configuration flash, analogue blocks, memory, DSP and embedded processing capabilities. Full specifications for the BeMicro Max 10 are available at www.arrow.com/bemicro – it includes 8 MB SDRAM, accelerometer, digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), temperature sensor, thermal resistor, photo resistor, LEDs, pushbuttons and several different options for expansion connectivity. It embeds USB-Blaster for use with the Quartus II Programmer; and its expansion headers include two 6-pin PMOD, two 40-pin prototyping headers, one 6-pin analogue input header and one 80-pin BeMicro card edge connector.

The BeMicro Max 10 was developed by Arrow's engineers for customers seeking a low-cost method to test the Altera MAX 10 FPGA product family, particularly in applications that require instant-on functionality and the performance and flexibility of an FPGA. Developers of automotive, industrial and communication electronics are potential users of the evaluation board.

Arrow; www.arrow.com/bemicro