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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Cheapest niosII compatible dev-board (student discount?)

Hi,  

I'm looking for a cheap dev-board which is niosII compatible. 

 

As I'm currently enrolled as a student of computer sciences at a university in Germany, I might be eglible for a student discount. 

 

Which board can you recommend?  

Looking forward to your replies :) 

 

pete
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I have one of these: 

http://www.arrowce.de/bemicro 

 

Jake
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

I have attended a workshop held at Hyderabad - India based on bemicro. 

Its was good and very useful. Intend to buy one. Just $ 49. 

 

Key Features 

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A Complete FPGA Evaluation System in the Palm of Your Hands 

Featuring an Altera Cyclone® III FPGA, the BeMicro not only integrates seamlessly into both the Quartus® II FPGA design framework and the Nios® II GNU-based development environment, but it is powerful enough to accommodate even the most complex systems. And finally, eight freely assignable LEDs enable states to be displayed clearly.  

Key Features:  

Altera Cyclone® III FPGA—EP3C16F256C8N  

Altera Nios® II embedded processor  

16 MHz clock oscillator  

Three status LEDs  

Eight user LEDs  

80-pin edge connector  

 

GKM
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi,  

yeah I though about getting one of the bemicros, but unfortunately there wasn't a workshop around here where I could get one - and buying it regularly + shipping was quite expensive.:/  

 

So I got a DE0 from terrasic for 79$ (academic +40$ shipping!!) http://de0.terrasic.com  

Although it is a bit more expensive than the bemicro I guess it was a better deal due to the peripherals.  

 

Thanks for your hints!  

 

p.s.: I hate the shipping costs for fpgas to germany.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I think you made a good choice. 

 

Jake
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