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  • is_customized: YES
  • Power: Low Power
  • Name: Waveshare
  • Frequency: Low Frequency
  • Type: SCM
  • Model Number: CoreEP2C8
  • Category: FPGA Core Board
  • For use with: EP2C8 Development & Evaluation
  • Onboard MCU: EP2C8Q208C8N (ALTERA Cyclone II)
  • Feature 1: 1 x EPCS16SI8N, nCONFIG button, RESET button, 4 x LEDs
  • Place of Origin: Guangdong, China (Mainland)
Product Description

FPGA core board, features the ALTERA Cyclone II chip EP2C8Q208C8N on board.


CoreEP2C8 is an FPGA core board that features an EP2C8Q208C8N deve onboard, supports further expansion.
  • onboard Serial Configuration Deve EPCS16SI8N
  • integrated FPGA bas circuit, such as clock circuit
  • onboard nCONFIG button, RESET button, 4 * LEDs
  • all the I/O ports are accessible on the pin headers
  • onboard JTAG debugging/programming interface
  • 2.0mm header pitch design, suitable for being plugged-in your applation system

What\'s On Board

1. EP2C8Q208C8N: the ALTERA Cyclone II FPGA deve whh features:
  • Operating Frequency: 50MHz
  • Operating Voltage: 1.15V~3.465V
  • Package: QFP208
  • I/Os: 138
  • LEs: 8K
  • RAM: 165kb
  • PLLs: 2
  • Debugging/Programming: supports JTAG
2. AMS1117-3.3 (on bottom side), 3.3V voltage regulator
3. AMS1117-1.2 (on bottom side), 1.2V voltage regulator
4. EPCS16 (on bottom side), onboard serial FLASH memory, for storing code
5. Power indator
6. LEDs
7. Reset button
8. nCONFIG button: for re-configuring the FPGA chip, the equivalent of power reseting
9. 50M active crystal (on bottom side)
10. JTAG interface: for debugging/programming
11. FPGA pins expander, VCC, GND and all the I/O ports are accessible on expansion connectors for further expansion


CoreEP2C8 provides JTAG debugging interface, yet does NOT integrate any debugging function, a debugger is required.
Mother board and programmer/debugger in the photos are NOT included in the pre.

JTAG Interface

The figure below shows the header pinout of JTAG

Figure 1. JTAG Header Pinout

Development Resources

CoreEP2C8 FPGA core board comes with a User Guide CD including development resources listed as below:
  • Related software (Quaters II, NIOS II etc.)
  • Demo code (Verilog, VHDL, NIOS II C)
  • Schemat (PDF)
  • FPGA development documentations

Package Contains

1. CoreEP2C8 core board x1
2. User guide CD x1

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  • Package Weight: 0.2kg (0.44lb.)
  • Package Size: 10cm x 10cm x 10cm (3.94in x 3.94in x 3.94in)
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  • Package Size: 10cm x 10cm x 10cm (3.94in x 3.94in x 3.94in)
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