[EDA-301]Altera Cyclone IV USB-FPGA board

Last Updated: Thursday, 29 October 2020

Altera Cyclone IV USB-FPGA board

Cyclone IV E ft-usb_config ft-usb_comm ft-hi-speed


EDA-301 is Altera Corp.'s Hi-performance USB-FPGA Cyclone IV board. It's compact and very simple. 5.0 V external or USB Bus power supply operation. FTDI's FT2232H (Dual channel USB controller IC) is equipped. One channel is available for a user communication interface. The other channel is configured as an I/F for FPGA configuration and configuration device access.

No download cable is needed with original configuration tool " BBC[EDA-301]".


CycloneIV USB-FPGA Board EDA-301
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CycloneIV USB-FPGA Board EDA-301
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Block Diagram

Block Diagram EDA-301
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  • Altera EP4CE15F17C8N
    Feature EP4CE15F17C8N
    Logic Elements 15,408
    Embedded memory(Kbits) 504
    Embedded 18 x 18 multipliers 56
    PLLs 4
    Global Clock Networks 20
    Maximum user I/O pins(Device) 165
    Maximum user I/O pins(Board) 56

    This table is for reference. Please refer to official data-sheets for certain information.

  • Configuration Device(Altera, EPCS16SI8N)
  • USB control IC (FTDI, FT2232H)
    - FPGA Configuration
    - Configuration device access (Write/Reset/Erase)
    - User communication I/F
    - Free Original Configuration Tool " BBC [EDA-301]"
  • 50MHz Oscillator (50 ppm) or External inputs
  • User Switch (Push x1, DIP x1bit)
  • User LED x4
  • Seven segment LED module x1
  • Status LED (Power, Done)
  • Power-on Reset
  • JTAG Connector(10 pin socket) for download cable connection
  • JTAG buffer for stable download or debug
  • 5.0 V single power supply operation (External input or USB Bus power)
  • High quality six layers PCB (Immersion gold)
  • Compact size 2.087" x 2.126" (53 x 54 mm)
  • ESD and Surge protection component for USB I/F
  • Tested all I/O
  • RoHS compliance

Package Contents

Item Image Quantity
USB-FPGA board(EDA-301) CycloneIV USB-FPGA Board EDA-301 1
USB cable(Type A to Mini B)   1
Pin Headers 2

There is no paper document such as user's manual and circuit schematic in the package.
Please download those documents from the link in the documentation section below.

Price and Add-ons

Description Model
(order code)
FPGA List price
Stock Status
CycloneIV USB-FPGA board EDA-301 EP4CE15F17C8N
Universal board
ZKB-054 -


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