Altera DE2 Board

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The Altera® DE2 Development and Education board was designed by professors, for professors. It is an ideal vehicle for learning about digital logic, computer organization, and FPGAs. Featuring an Altera Cyclone® II 2C35 FPGA, the DE2 board is designed for university and college laboratory use. It is suitable for a wide range of exercises in courses on digital logic and computer organization, from simple tasks that illustrate fundamental concepts to advanced designs.



  • Altera Cyclone II 2C35 FPGA with 35000 LEs
  • Altera Serial Configuration deivices (EPCS16) for Cyclone II 2C35
  • USB Blaster built in on board for programming and user API controlling
  • JTAG Mode and AS Mode are supported
  • 8Mbyte (1M x 4 x 16) SDRAM
  • 512K byte(256K X16) SRAM
  • 4Mbyte Flash Memory (upgradeable to 4Mbyte)
  • SD Card Socket
  • 4 Push-button switches
  • 18 DPDT switches
  • 9 Green User LEDs
  • 18 Red User LEDs
  • 16 x 2 LCD Module
  • 50MHz Oscillator and 27MHz Oscillator for external clock sources
  • 24-bit CD-Quality Audio CODEC with line-in, line-out, and microphone-in jacks
  • VGA DAC (10-bit high-speed triple DACs) with VGA out connector
  • TV Decoder (NTSC/PAL) and TV in connector
  • 10/100 Ethernet Controller with socket.
  • USB Host/Slave Controller with USB type A and type B connectors.
  • RS-232 Transceiver and 9-pin connector
  • PS/2 mouse/keyboard connector
  • IrDA transceiver
  • Two 40-pin Expansion Headers with diode protection
  • DE2 Lab CD-ROM which contains many examples with source code to exercise the boards, including: SDRAM and Flash Controller, CD-Quality Music Player, VGA and TV Labs, SD Card reader, RS-232/PS-2 Communication Labs, NIOSII, and Control Panel API
  • Size:153*203 mm


Title  Version Size (KB) Date Added Download
Getting Started User Manual  1.4  3289  2008-09-16  pdf
DE2 Web Server Application Note  –  1043  2008-09-16  pdf
DE2 Board Introduction  –  313  2008-09-16  pdf
Product Spec. (English)  –  932  2008-09-16  pdf
DE2 Pin Table  –  22  2008-09-16  pdf


Title Version Size (KB) Date Added Download
DE2 CD-ROM zip

Kit Contents

  • Altera DE2 Board
  • Altera DE2 CD – Version 1.6
  • Altera Quartus II DVD with Nios II – Version 7.2
    (We provide Quartus II Web Edition software. To learn more about the details please visit Quartus II Software—Subscription Edition and Web Edition Comparison )
  • 1 Adapter DC 9V/1.3A (US wall plug)
  • 1 USB Cable
  • 6 Silicon Footstands
  • 2 Cables (black- and red-colored)
  • 2 PIN Headers, 1P1N

Detail information at Terasic Altera DE2 Board.