Hello all, I am new here and I'm trying to find out if what I want to do is easy, hard or even possible.I want to use an Altera FPGA development board (not yet purchased) to directly control an off the shelf PCIe card. Is there a board that has a PCIe slot already built in? If not does anyone know of an adapter to connect the PCIe card to any of the standard inputs on the FPGA board? Then if I can connect to the PCIe card, is there a quick way to set up the interface? Something pre-defined and available from Altera or elsewhere? As you can see I am just starting with this project any information or tips would be a big help. Thanks!
Take a look at some of the SoC development kits, eg.,https://www.altera.com/products/boards_and_kits/dev-kits/altera/kit-arria-v-soc.html Bottom left is a PCIe slot. Not for a large one ... but maybe that is enough for you. Cheers, Dave
--- Quote Start --- You can also buy a PCIe root port FMC card like below, which gives you more options for which dev kit to buy. http://www.hitechglobal.com/fmcmodules/fmc_pciexpress.htm --- Quote End --- Thanks, this sounds perfect.