Features & Benefits

Circuit Description

Welcome to the Innovate FPGA & SoC Design Contest held by Terasic, Analog Devices & Intel. For the past 14 years, this contest has inspired thousands of aspiring engineers to design, to create, and innovate!

Request up to 3 ADI Plug-In Boards at no charge from either the Arduino or QuikEval categories.

Real-World Plug-ins for the Terasic DE10-Nano Kit

1) Arduino Plug-Ins: Circuits from the Lab

Analog Devices application experts have developed over a hundred reference designs to bridge the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect.

These circuits can be used as standalone solutions, or combined to build more complex systems.

Use the Arduino compatible headers on the DE10-Nano to plug-in a variety of precision signal chain solutions from Analog Devices. See a few examples of Arduino Plug-In boards below:

Table 1. Engineered. Tested. Ready to Integrate.
Part Number General Description of Part
EVAL-CN0216-ARDZ Precision Weigh Scale
EVAL-CN0357-ARDZ Electrochemical Gas Detection
EVAL-CN0338-ARDZ NDIR Thermopile Gas Sensing
EVAL-ADXL362-ARDZ Ultra-Low Power Accelerometer
EVAL-CN0391-ARDZ 4-Channel Thermocouple System
EVAL-CN0395-ARDZ Volatile Organic Compound Gas Detector
EVAL-CN0396-ARDZ Dual Electrochemical Gas Sensor
EVAL-CN0397-ARDZ 3-Channel Light Detection for Smart Agriculture
EVAL-CN0398-ARDZ Soil Moisture and pH Measurement System
EVAL-AD8302-ARDZ AD8302 Arduino Shield Board
with PC-Based Software GUI
EVAL-ADL5902-ARDZ ADL5902 Arduino Shield Board
with PC-Based Software GUI
EVAL-ADXL372-ARDZ Micropower, 3-Axis +/-200g Digital Output MEMS Arduino Shield
EVAL-ADM3055E-ARDZ 5 kV rms Signal and Power Isolated CAN Transceiver for CAN FD Arduino Shield


2) QuikEval Plug-Ins: Connecting To LTC 2x7 QuikEval Header

The DE10-Nano includes an LTC 2x7 QuikEval header that is compatible with over a hundred of Analog Devices evaluation boards from the legacy Linear Technology product lines. Some of these parts may be an "enabling technology" for your design, such as a precision ADC or DAC, or a low-noise PLL for a communications system. Other products perform critical auxiliary functions, such as system health monitoring (supply current, supply voltage, temperature etc.).

Click here to see over a hundred boards that connect to the LTC 2x7 QuikEval header.

The SPI or I2C signals on the DE10-Nano's QuikEval connector are connected to the HPS side of the Cyclone V SoC device. This means that you will most likely communicate to these devices from within the Linux operating system running on the embedded processor.

For parts without a Linux driver, it is possible to communicate directly through the /dev/i2c and /dev/spi device files. In both cases, there is Linduino / Arduino code that can be used as a starting point for writing your own code. Linduino / Arduino code is intended for porting to "bare metal" (no operating system) embedded applications, but is still useful in gaining insight into how a particular device functions.

Table 2. Partial List of Demo Circuits that connect to the LTC 2x7 QuikEval Header
Part Number QuikEval Board Description of the QuikEval Board
LTC2984 DC2420A Starter kit demonstrates the performance and ease of use of the LTC2984, which is a complete temperature measurement system on a chip
LTC2668 DC2025A-A

DC2025A features the LTC2668, 16-channel 16-Bit/12-Bit ±10V VOUT SoftSpan DACs with 10ppm/°C max reference.

This device features per-channel SoftSpan configuration with five output ranges:
0V to 5V, 0V to 10V, ±2.5V, ±5V, and ±10V.

LTC2358-18 DC2365A-A DC2365A features the LTC2358-18, Buffered Octal, 18-Bit, 200ksps/Ch Differential ±10.24V ADC with 30VP-P Common Mode Range
LTC2497 DC1012A-B DC1012A-B features the LTC2497 - 16-Bit 8-/16-Channel Delta Sigma ADC with Easy Drive Input Current Cancellation and I2C Interface
LTC2378-20 DC2135A DC2135A shows a simple DC accurate ADC driver circuit that converts a ±10V single-ended input signal into a fully differential signal capable of driving the LTC2378-20 with a combined linearity error of only 2ppm


To see over a hundred boards that are compatible with the LTC 2x7 QuikEval header, click here.

Sample Products




Available Product
Models to Sample

LTC2378-20 20-Bit, 1Msps, Low Power SAR ADC with 0.5ppm INL





LTC2497 16-Bit 8-/16-Channel ΔΣ ADC with Easy Drive Input Current Cancellation and I2C Interface



LTC2358-18 Buffered Octal, 18-Bit, 200ksps/Ch Differential ±10.24V ADC with 30VP-P Common Mode Range




LTC2668 16-Channel 16-/12-Bit ±10V VOUT SoftSpan DACs with 10ppm/°C Max Reference







LTC2984 Multi-Sensor High Accuracy Digital Temperature Measurement System with EEPROM




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