I must work with an FPGA board with a Nios embedded processor, it is APEX 20K200E device enter image description here

I wanted to know :

  • Is this board coming with a kit? I just have the board, a download cable and a power source.
  • What are the first steps to start working with it?
  • How to use the board with Quartus II?
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    \$\begingroup\$ Does the board have any markings like a part number? Does it have markings of a vendor other than the FPGA company? Those are the things I usually look for (and google them) to find support documents + software. \$\endgroup\$
    – 0x6d64
    Aug 5, 2015 at 10:31

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Here's a better picture:

Excalibur NIOS FPGA Board

From the name it's an Excalibur board which is from Altera. It came as an Excalibur Development Kit. You'd imagine the board was available separately.

It dates from 2000. Silicon is still available albeit at a dear cost. The place to look for support would be on the Altera site.

The place to begin might be on the Excalibur Devices web page.

  • \$\begingroup\$ You're probably going to have to download an old version of the design software as well. \$\endgroup\$ Aug 5, 2015 at 16:05

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