Altera DE2-115 FPGA Development Board

  • 60050: Altera DE2-115 FPGA Development Board
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Product ID 60050


Create your own sophisticated hardware using programmable logic!  The DE2-115 FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) development board includes an Altera Cyclone IV E and many additional components to connect and test out your hardware designs.  Have you ever wanted a microchip that performs high-speed functions and includes features that you need but can not find in existing products?  Now you can build one to your exact needs using the DE2-115 and a hardware description language like AHDL or VHDL. In fact, this is one of the systems Parallax R&D uses to build and prove the Propeller 2 multicore microcontroller design!  Using the DE2-115 board and the Propeller 2 Design file (see downloads) you can experiment with our new Propeller 2 design right on your own workbench before the actual Propeller 2 silicon is available for purchase!  Become an early adopter and help Parallax develop and test the many resources that will become the Propeller 2 product.

Key Features

  • Includes a powerful Cyclone IV FPGA pre-wired for easy programming and connection to internal or external devices and circuits.
  • Create sophisticated logic hardware in minutes by simply writing software.  Using a hardware description language, hardware is designed and tested, revised, and retested swiftly.
  • Learn how to design intelligent controllers.  The DE-series boards are a primary development platform for Altera's University Program.

 Application Ideas

  • Propeller 2 early-adopter test system
  • Fast, dedicated digital logic processors
  • Custom autonomous systems



  • Cyclone IV EP4CE115 FPGA with 114,480 logic elements, up to 3.9 Mb of RAM, and 266 multipliers
  • 528 User I/O pins
  • 0.1" connector and High-Speed Mezzanine Card (HSMC) connector for external circuitry connections
  • On-Board Altera USB-Blaster and JTAG programming interface
  • Memory includes 128 MB (32M x 32-bit) SDRAM, 32 Kb EEPROM, plus more
  • Displays include 18 red and 9 green LEDs, eight 7-segment digits, and 2x16 LCD
  • 18 switches and 4 push-buttons
  • Connectors for audio, video, serial, USB, Ethernet, and keyboard/mouse
  • Power supply
  • USB A to B programming cable
  • Software DVD
  • Voltage requirements: 12 VDC
  • Current requirements: 2 A (max)
  • Communication: USB
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 6.0 x 1.375 in (21.0 x 15.2 x 3.5 cm)
  • Operating temperature range: (unspecified) recommend: +60 to +90 °F (+15  to +32 °C)

Downloads & Documentation

Download Details More Info
DE2-115 User Manual - 8.7 MB | updated: 13 Mar 2014 - 2:47 pm
Setup the Propeller 2 Design on a DE2-115 - 10.57 MB | updated: 13 Mar 2014 - 2:49 pm
Propeller 2 Design - 2.32 MB | updated: 20 Mar 2014 - 9:57 am

Additional Resources