Altera adds Terasic Industrial Networking Kit (INK) into INPP

Posted in Development Tools
On Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Altera has expanded its Industrial Networking Partner Program (INPP) with a new Industrial Networking Kit (INK) from Terasic, featuring Cyclone IV E FPGA and a support to Industrial Ethernet and fieldbus networking. The Industrial Networking Kit consists of the DE2-115 board featuring the Altera Cyclone IV device and an Industrial Communications Board (ICB-HSMC) that supports RS-485, RS-232, CAN, and additional I/O expansion. The INK gives industrial equipment designers greater flexibility in implementing real-time Ethernet communications with the availability of Industrial Ethernet IP cores. The DE2-115 board itself has 128-MB SDRAM, 8-MB flash memory, 4-MB SRAM, Secure EEPROM, dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet, GPIOs, HSMC(High Speed Mezzanine Card), toggle switches, and status LEDs along with USB, audio, and video capabilities.

Industrial Networking Kit (INK)
Terasic Industrial Networking Kit (INK): DE2-115 and ICB-HSMC boards

The DE2-115 Board

Cyclone IV EP4CE115

  • 114,480 logic elements (LEs)
  • 3,888 Embedded memory (Kbits)
  • 266 Embedded 18 x 18 multipliers
  • 4 General-purpose PLLs
  • 528 User I/Os

Configuration Device and USB-Blaster Circuit

  • EPCS64 serial configuration device
  • On-board USB-Blaster circuitry
  • JTAG and AS mode configuration supported

Memory Devices

  • 128MB (32Mx32bit) SDRAM
  • 2MB (1Mx16) SRAM
  • 8MB (4Mx16) Flash with 8-bit mode
  • 32Kbit EEPROM

Switches and Indicators

  • 18 switches and 4 push-buttons
  • 18 red and 9 green LEDs
  • Eight 7-segment displays

Audio

  • 24-bit CODEC
  • line-in, line-out, and microphone-in jacks

Display

  • 16×2 LCD module

On-Board Clocking Circuitry

  • Three 50MHz oscillator clock inputs
  • SMA connectors (external clock input/output)

SD Card Socket

  • Provides SPI and 4-bit SD mode for SD Card access

Two Gigabit Ethernet Ports

  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Supports Industrial Ethernet IP cores

172-pin High Speed Mezzanine Card (HSMC)

  • Configurable I/O standards (voltage levels: 3.3/2.5/1.8/1.5V)

USB Type A and B

  • Provide host and device controller compliant with USB 2.0
  • Support data transfer at full-speed and low-speed
  • PC driver available

40-pin Expansion Port

  • Configurable I/O standards (voltage levels: 3.3/2.5/1.8/1.5V)

VGA-out Connector

  • VGA DAC (high speed triple DACs)

DB-9 Serial Connector

  • RS232 port with flow control

PS/2 Connector

  • PS/2 connector for connecting a PS2 mouse or keyboard to the DE2-115

Remote Control

  • Infrared receiver module

TV-in Connector

  • TV decoder (HTSC/PAL/SECAM)

Power

  • Desktop DC input
  • Switching and step-down regulators LM3150MH

ICB-HSMC Board

  • High Speed Mezzanine Card (HSMC) connector for interface conversion
  • Two CAN DB9 connector
  • Two RS-485 DB9 connector
  • RS-232 DB9 connector
  • Two 6-pin SPIO port
  • 12-pin SPIO port
  • 40-pin expansion port
  • Seven 10-pin headers for supported communication protocols (RS-232, CAN, RS-485) and signal measurement

For more information about Terasic Industrial Networking Kit (INK), visit www.ink.terasic.com.


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