Altera DE2 Board Resources for Students

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How to purchase a DE2 board

New DE1 info is here

New Camera and LCD info is here

DE2 Design Examples

DE2 Clock is a clock/timer that uses the DE2's LCD to display the current time. A VHDL-based state machine is used to communicate with the LCD display controller. The Key2 pushbutton resets the time. All VHDL source code is included.

Rapid Prototyping of Digital Systems SOPC Edition  now available from Springer Publishing ISBN 978-0-387-72670-0. Source code and documentation can be found in the book and design files are on the DVD.

NOTE: Right click and use Save Target As for the *.sof programming files below:
PS/2 keyboard demo displays keyboard make and break scan codes in hex on the LCD
PS/2 mouse demo displays mouse data on the LCD
Moving Ball video display displays a moving ball on a VGA monitor
MIPS Processor core runs a short MIPS program on the MIPS processor core from Patterson and Hennessey, Computer Organization and Design on a VGA monitor and the LCD. Pushbuttons reset and single step the processor.

Available in Rapid Prototyping of Digital Systems: A complete NIOS II DE2 hardware and software tutorial develops a Nios II hardware design and runs a short C program on a NIOS II processor that blinks the LEDs and tests the DE2's  memory and I/O. Uses SOPC Builder and the NIOS II IDE tool to download and run. A uClinux port for the DE2 is also included.

DE2 Hardware Datasheets & Resources

DE2 Hardware Reference Manual
DE2 Schematic
DE2 Chip Datasheets

         Additional Data on DE2 I/O Devices
LCD Module - GDM1602A   and LCD controller timing here
3V to 5V conversion   Bus switch IDTQS3384

Bus and Interfacing Resources
I2C Bus Summary
Serial, Parallel, and USB books & links
Software to monitor Serial, USB ports, and Ethernet Traffic on a PC
Interfacing external hardware
DE2 Software Resources
Altera DE2 demos
Altera DE2 labs
Altera DE2 tutorials
Introduction to Quartus
Quartus Reference Manual Vol. 1
Quartus Reference Manual Vol. 2
Quartus Reference Manual Vol. 3
NIOS II Processor Manuals
Ram Megafunction User Guide
Quartus Web Version Software
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