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Development kit options for ethernet communcation

Hi, 

 

As part of a project I am currently preparing for. I need to connect an FPGA to PC via ethernet. 

 

The dev board would need a HSMC for AD/DA RF daughter card connection. 

I have a budget of £400 for the board. 

 

Could anyone kindly advise on a suitable board, which would make the task of implementing ethernet communication as easy as possible? 

 

Regards, 

dabdab
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Can you use an academic license (student)? Then the DE2-115 might fit your needs. Take care with import taxes when ordering from outside your country. As that may make it more expensive then you thought.

Altera_Forum
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You can also check through the available development kits and prices at https://www.altera.com/products/boards_and_kits/all-development-kits.html

Altera_Forum
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You could consider Terasic's cyclone v sockit (http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=167&no=816). The Ethernet port is connected to the HPS side of this device. This will either be viewed as an advantage or disadvantage depending on how you intend to implement the connection to the PC. However, if you refer to an 706: mapping hps ip peripheral signals to the fpga interface (https://www.altera.com/content/dam/altera-www/global/en_us/pdfs/literature/an/an706.pdf), this will talk you through connecting the EMAC (Ethernet) through to the FPGA fabric. 

 

If you're looking for a more traditional, 'pure' FPGA solution then the de2-115 (http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=139&no=502) (already suggested) is your best bet. 

 

Cheers, 

Alex
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