Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit


The Altera® Stratix® IV GX FPGA Development Kit deliver a complete system-level design environment that includes both the hardware and software needed to immediately begin developing FPGA designs. With a PCI-SIG® -compliant board and a 1-year license for Quartus® II design software, you can:

-Develop and test PCI Express® 2.0 (up to x8 lane) endpoint and root port designs

-Develop and test memory subsystems consisting of DDR3 and QDR II+ memory

-Build designs capable of migrating to Altera's low-cost HardCopy® IV ASICs

-Add other Stratix IV GX FPGA-supported protocol interfaces such as 10-Gbps Ethernet, CPRI, OBSAI, SAS/SATA, Serial RapidIO® , and many others by taking advantage of the modular capability of these boards through the high-speed mezzanine connectors and over 30 different high-speed mezzanine cards (HSMCs) available.

Featured devices

  • Stratix IV GX EP4SGX230KF40C2N FPGA or,
  • Stratix IV GX EP4SGX530KH40C2N FPGA

Configuration status and set-up elements

  • Fast passive parallel (FPP) configuration via a MAX® II EPM2210 CPLD and flash memory
  • On-board USB-BlasterTM download cable using Quartus II Programmer


  • On-board clock oscillators: 50 MHz, 100 MHz, 125 MHz, 148.5 MHz, 155.52 MHz, and 156.25 MHz
  • SMA connectors for external clock input
  • SMA connectors for clock output

General user input/output

  • LEDs
  • LCD display
  • Push-button and dual in-line package (DIP) switches

Memory devices

  • 512-MB DDR3 SDRAM with a 64-bit data bus
  • 128-MB DDR3 SDRAM with a 16-bit data bus
  • Two 4-MB QDR II+ SRAMs with 18-bit data buses
  • 64-MB sync flash and 2-MB SSRAM

Component and interfaces

  • PCI Express x8 edge connector
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet PHY with RJ-45 connector
  • Two HSMC connectors
  • HDMI video output
  • 3G-SDI video input and output
  • Power measurement circuitry
  • Temperature measurement circuitry


  • Laptop DC input
  • PCI Express edge connector power
  • Power measurement circuitry

Other features

  • PCI Express half-length, full-height (6.6" x 4.376") board format
  • RoHS compliant

  • Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit soft content
    • Design examples
      • Board Update Portal featuring the Nios® II processor web server and remote system update
      • Board Test System
    • Complete documentation
  • Altera's Complete Design Suite (download from Altera Download Center )Loopback and debug HSMCs
    • Quartus II software includes support for Stratix IV FPGAs and HardCopy IV ASICs
      • 1-year license included
    • Nios II Embedded Design Suite
    • MegaCore® intellectual property (IP) library includes PCI Express, Triple-Speed Ethernet, SDI, and DDR3 High-Performance Controller MegaCore IP cores
      • IP evaluation available through OpenCore Plus
  • Power adapter and cables



 Price  (USD)


Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kits



Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit, 530 Edition




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