Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit
Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit

Description of product


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

    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

    Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kit Block Diagram

    Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA Development Kits Block Diagram