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Board Extension for DE1-SoC

Honored Contributor II



I'm looking for a solution how to connect to make "available" the DE1-SoC board for sensor boards with limited number of contacts, e.g. from here: 



On DE1-SoC there are two 40-pins headers (please see the snapshot below). 

It would be nice to have some extension board that wires one (or better two) 40-pins header(s) to several standard headers (e.g. Pmod from Digilent, that have 6 or 12 pins). 

Is someone aware of such extension boards ? 


Thanks in advance. 


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Honored Contributor II

If nothing better comes along, you can just take a 40-pin IDE ribbon cable and solder as many breakout headers as you care to. Not as good as a PCB, but the price is right.

Honored Contributor II

You mean "nest" at other side of 40-pin ribbon cable several "low-pins" breakout headers connected to several let say sensor modules ? 

In this case power problem arises: each of these two 40-pin headers disposes only 2 PWR and 2 GND (please see the snapshot of schematic fragment). 

So only 2 sensor modules per header can be connected this way. 


I envisaged anther solution, like that realized for Zync MicroZed board: FPGA board is inserted into I/O Carrier Card that provides access to 12 Pmod-based external modules (please, see the snapshot below). 


https://s9.postimg.org/ezj4a0d6z/gpio_header_layout.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/ezj4a0d6z/)  


https://s9.postimg.org/5ybyz010b/micro_zed_with_io_carrier_card.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/5ybyz010b/)