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Any good alternative to MAX 10 Development Kit?

I wanted to get the MAX 10 Dev kit in order to follow the example designs posted in some of the online training. However, the MAX 10 Dev kit is out of stock in Altera's e-store and most of its distributors. Any recommendations to other Dev Kit I could get for around $200 and that I could use to follow the training examples? For instance, would the Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit ($350) work fine to follow the online training examples?

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Altera_Forum
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Terasic has a very large selection of Altera-based development boards, including MAX10 based (low end for just US$49). 

 

I have personally used various Cyclone II, Cyclone IV, and Cyclone V boards and have been very satisfied with them. 

 

See them here: http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=13&list=simple#categor...
Altera_Forum
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I wanted to get the MAX 10 Dev kit in order to follow the example designs posted in some of the online training. However, the MAX 10 Dev kit is out of stock in Altera's e-store and most of its distributors. Any recommendations to other Dev Kit I could get for around $200 and that I could use to follow the training examples? For instance, would the Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit ($350) work fine to follow the online training examples? 

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Hi, FYI, Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit is not available, either. Now I need some clues from you before recommending some fit kits around the price to you. 

1. May I know what you mean to do with the board?  

2. Any requests necessary on hardware configuration?  

3. What's your desired online training examples, any link? 

 

Besides, MAX 10 Dev kit is more of a pure FPGA configuration, while Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit is a different SoC one, if you just want to use fpga to control ethernet, then MAX 10 Dev kit is okay, or Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit may not suitable for you due to the ethernet is controlled by ARM CPU instead. 

 

Regards, 

Nikita, Terasic
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Terasic has a very large selection of Altera-based development boards, including MAX10 based (low end for just US$49). 

 

I have personally used various Cyclone II, Cyclone IV, and Cyclone V boards and have been very satisfied with them. 

 

See them here: http://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=13&list=simple#categor... 

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Hi, thank you very much for using those boards as well as your support. :) 

 

Cheers and regards, 

Nikita
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, FYI, Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit is not available, either. Now I need some clues from you before recommending some fit kits around the price to you. 

1. May I know what you mean to do with the board?  

2. Any requests necessary on hardware configuration?  

3. What's your desired online training examples, any link? 

 

Besides, MAX 10 Dev kit is more of a pure FPGA configuration, while Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit is a different SoC one, if you just want to use fpga to control ethernet, then MAX 10 Dev kit is okay, or Cyclone V SX SoC Dev Kit may not suitable for you due to the ethernet is controlled by ARM CPU instead. 

 

Regards, 

Nikita, Terasic 

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I want a basic FPGA for introduction to FPGA design. I will probably end up doing some math computation. The example I was watching creates a 4 bit binary counter that counts using the LEDs in the MAX 10 Dev kit. I found the MAX 10 dev kit available from Mouser. If no other recommendations I will probably get one from them.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, it seems that you focus on some basic logic and simple design now, no special interface needed, maybe DE0-Nano or DE0-CV is enough, affordable and easy to use. 

Just they are simple on interface, maybe less resource than MAX 10 Dev kit leads, but it depends, after all, we are not sure about your further application. 

 

Some board tutorial involved, hope them helpful. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zrqyy369nq 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwst1ikknwk 

 

BR, 

Nikita, Terasic
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, it seems that you focus on some basic logic and simple design now, no special interface needed, maybe DE0-Nano or DE0-CV is enough, affordable and easy to use. 

Just they are simple on interface, maybe less resource than MAX 10 Dev kit leads, but it depends, after all, we are not sure about your further application. 

 

Some board tutorial involved, hope them helpful. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zrqyy369nq 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwst1ikknwk 

 

BR, 

Nikita, Terasic 

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Thanks. I will get the DE0-nano :) .
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Welcome! Free to let me know if you need further help. :)

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