Features & Benefits

  • Analog Devices has worked closely with FPGA and processor manufacturers to develop verified power solutions that optimize cost, size and efficiency in high performance applications
  • Our reference designs are supported by an intuitive design tool set and IP
  • Our team can provide designs for quick prototypes that can speed time to market in the most complex applications

Circuit Description

The Terasic DE10-Nano is a development kit based on an Intel Cyclone V SoC which combines the power of a Cyclone V FPGA with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. Analog Devices offers many plug-in boards that let you extend the functionality of the kit. Whether you want to measure real-world phenomena such as toxic gases or dynamically adjust a power supply voltage, there likely is a solution to get you started. The DE10-Nano board itself is also a great example of how Analog Devices IC’s are critical to making an embedded system work.

Rail/Function Part Number General Description of Part
Power Products
LTC3616 Dual 13A or Single 26A DC/DC μModule Regulator
3.3V: VCCIO_3.3V LTC3612 15A DC/DC µModule regulator
1.5V: VCC_DDR3
1.2V: VCC_1.2V
1.8V: VCC_1.8V
LT3080 6A DC/DC µModule Regulator with Tracking and Frequency Synchronization
9V: VCC_9V_Connector & Header LT3580
Signal Chain
Analog Input (Arduino Header) LTC2308 Low Noise, 500ksps, 8-Channel, 12-Bit ADC
On-board accelerometer ADXL345 3-Axis, ±2 g/±4g/±8g/±16g Digital Accelerometer
HDMI Output ADV7513 165 MHz High Performance HDMI Transmitter


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

1) Arduino Plug-Ins: Circuits from the Lab

Analog Devices has developed hundreds of reference designs to help solve developers’ system level application challenges from mixed signal designs, to software drivers and algorithm development. Circuits from the Lab Reference Designs:

  • Address analog, RF, and mixed-signal design challenges by applying ADI's vast applications expertise.
  • Circuit designs are built and tested by the experts, to ensure both performance and function.
  • Low cost hardware allows for evaluation and rapid prototyping with several development platforms.
  • Thorough documentation and design files ease application understanding and minimize system integration issues.

Use the Arduino compatible headers of the DE10-Nano to plug-in a variety of precision signal chain solutions from Analog Devices. Most of these boards have firmware supported on existing Analog Devices platforms such as the ADICUP360 or ADICUP3029, and developers around the world are extending this to standard Arduino as well as the DE10-Nano environment. Be part of the story and start coding for your favorite plug-in today!

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


2) QuikEval Plug-Ins: System Monitoring, Power Supplies and More

The DE10-Nano includes a 14-pin "QuikEval" header that is compatible with hundreds 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.) or dynamically adjusting power supplies.

A fairly complete list can be obtained by searching for evaluation boards for which the DC2026 is a "companion board."

The SPI or I2C signals on the DE10-Nano's QuikEval connector are connected to the HPS side of the Cyclone 5 SoC device. This means that you will most likely communicate to these devices from within the Linux operating system running on the embedded processor. Click here for a partial list of LT/LTC parts with Linux driver available. For parts without a Linux driver, it may be possible to communicate directly through the /dev/i2c and /dev/spi device files. In both cases, there is Linduino code that can be used as a starting point for writing your own code. Linduino 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.

The Linduino code library is available for download here.

Partial List of LT / LTC Devices with Linux Driver Available
Part Number QuikEval Board Description
LTC2945 DC1697A 80V Rail-to-Rail System Power Monitor
LTC2990 DC1338B Temperature, Current and Voltage Monitor
LTC4151 DC1208A 80V High Side Power Monitor
LTC4215 DC874A Hot Swap Controller with Current and Voltage Monitor
LTC4222 DC1134A Dual Hot Swap Controller with Current and Voltage Monitors
LTC4245 DC985A Quad Hot Swap Controller with Current and Voltage Monitors
LTC4260 DC786A 200W Positive 48V Hot Swap Controller with Current and Voltage Monitoring
LTC4261 DC998A Negative (–48V) Hot Swap Controller with Current and Voltage Monitoring
LTC2485 DC956A 24-Bit Delta-Sigma ADC with I2C and Easy-Drive
LTC2497 DC1012A 16-Bit, 8-channel, Delta-Sigma ADC with I2C and Easy-Drive


16-Bit 50Msps Digital-to-Analog Converter

The LTC1668 is a general purpose 16-Bit DAC with up to 50Msps update rate that is ideal for generating arbitrary waveforms with frequency content from DC to several MHz. Demonstration circuit DC2459A contains several digital interface connectors, one of which is directly pin-compatible with the GPIO headers on the DE10-Nano.

Sample Products