I recently discovered an interesting FPGA board on Aliexpress. Considering its price and the FPGA used, I thought it's worth sharing the info. Also if you find a board with reasonable price (up to 150 USD
) and plenty of resources (let's say more than 70K of LE
) which is publicly available to buy, please leave a note and I will add them to the list. I know there are plenty of interesting FPGA dev boards, but most of them are quite expensive, so they are not included in the list.
What is this list for? It's for experimenting with FPGAs and for hobby projects, particularly retro computing. The list does not imply any suitability for certain project, it here for your consideration.
Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with any producer, vendor nor seller of these boards, and I don't sell any FPGA boards myself either.
OK, the board list:ZEOWAA A-E115FB
: generic development board https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Cyclone ... 77255.html
Price (2018/11): 84 USD
Altera Cyclone IV, 114K LE, no secondary CPU or MCU, SoDIM slot with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 120 IO pins, SPI flash, JTAG etc. Schematics available. ZEOWAA A-E115FB + IO Board
: generic development board with IO Boardhttps://www.aliexpress.com/item/USB-Bla ... 79878.html
Price (2018/11): 120 USD
Same as above, plus additional IO board for VGA, RJ-45 Ethernet, SD Card socket, Line Out, Microphone socket, etc.Terasic DE10-nano
: I guess this is now well known board, base of the MiSTer project. https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page ... sh&No=1046
Price (2018/11): 130 USD (110 USD academic price)
Altera Cyclone V SoC, 110K LE, 800MHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (32-bit data bus), 1 Gigabit Ethernet PHY with RJ45 connector, HDMI port, USB OTG Port, USB Micro-AB connector, Micro SD card socket, 80 IO pins etc. Schematics available.