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interfacing a pcie daughter card to development board

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!
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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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
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Thanks Dave I'll check those out.

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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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
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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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 

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Thanks, this sounds perfect.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Thanks, this sounds perfect!

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Thanks, this sounds perfect! 

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No problem - glad you found it useful. Good luck with your project!