Industrial Networking Kit (INK)

from Terasic

The Industrial Networking Kit (INK) offers a comprehensive development platform for industrial communications and automation applications. The kit consists of a DE2-115 board featuring the Altera® Cyclone® IV device, and an Industrial Communications Board (ICB-HSMC) that supports RS-485, RS-232, CAN, and additional I/O expansions. The INK gives industrial equipment designers greater flexibility in implementing real-time Ethernet communications with Industrial Ethernet intellectual property (IP) cores.

Ordering Information

Table 1. INK Development Board Ordering Code and Pricing Information

Ordering Code Price Ordering Information
P0061

$795.00
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Development Kit Contents

The INK includes the following:

  • The DE2-115 board
  • Cyclone IV EP4CE115 FPGA
    • EPCS64 serial configuration device
    • Onboard USB-BlasterTM circuitry
    • JTAG and active serial (AS) mode configuration supported
  • Memory devices
    • 128-MB (32M x 32-bit) SDRAM
    • 2-MB (1M x 16) SRAM
    • 8-MB (4M x 16) flash memory with 8-bit mode
    • 32-Kb EEPROM
  • Switches and indicators
    • 18 switches and 4 push buttons
    • 18 red and 9 green LEDs
    • Eight 7-segment displays
  • Audio
    • 24-bit coder/decoder (CODEC)
    • Line-in, line-out, and microphone-in jacks
  • Display
    • 16x2 LCD module
  • Onboard clocking circuitry
    • Three 50-MHz oscillator clock inputs
    • SMA connectors (external clock input/output)
  • SD card socket
    • Provides SPI and 4-bit SD mode for SD card access
  • Two Gbps Ethernet (GbE) ports
    • Integrated 10/100/1000 GbE
    • Supports Industrial Ethernet IP cores
  • 172-pin high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC)
    • Configurable I/O standards (voltage levels (V): 3.3 / 2.5 / 1.8 / 1.5)
  • USB Type A and B
    • Provide host and device controller compliant with USB 2.0
    • Support data transfer at full speed and low speed
    • PC driver available
  • 40-pin expansion port
    • Configurable I/O standards (voltage levels (V): 3.3 / 2.5 / 1.8 / 1.5)
  • VGA-out connector
    • VGA DAC (high-speed triple DACs)
  • DB-9 serial connector
    • RS232 port with flow control
  • PS/2 connector
    • PS/2 connector for connecting a PS2 mouse or keyboard to the DE2-115 board
  • Remote control
    • Infrared receiver module
  • TV-in connector
    • TV decoder (HTSC/PAL/SECAM)
  • Power
    • Desktop DC input
    • Switching and step-down regulators LM3150MH
  • ICB-HSMC board
    • HSMC connector for interface conversion
    • Two CAN DB9 connector
    • Two RS-485 DB9 connector
    • RS-232 DB9 connector
    • Two 6-pin SPIO port
    • 12-pin SPIO port
    • 40-pin expansion port
    • Seven 10-pin headers for supported communication protocols (RS-232, CAN, RS-485) and signal measurement

Figure 1. INK

Documentation

Table 2. INK Documents Available

Document Description
User manualInformation about the DE2-115 board and ICB-HSMC board
CD-ROMINK system CD-ROM

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