Multicomp in a Box

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  • This is an FPGA card in a box with support hardware
    • Provides a standardized interface for many FPGA Retrocomputer builds
  • RETRO-EP4CE15 base board for FPGA
    • QM Tech Cyclone V FPGA Board
      • 5CEFA2F23 has 25K logic cells
      • 5CEFA2F23 has rich RAM resource up to 1,760Kb
    • USB-Serial
      • Serial UART connected to FPGA
      • Used to power box
    • VGA
      • 2:2:2 R:G:B
    • PS/2 keyboard connector
  • 16 GPIO pins on DB-25 female connector
  • Reset switch on front of box
  • SD card accessible from front of box
    • On-board SD card not used
  • 4 externally accessible switches on bottom of box
  • Built in USB Blaster
    • Panel mounted USB mini

Retro-Computer Builds

Supports Multicomp and other Retro-computer builds

Multicomp Builds

Other Builds

Card Set

QM Tech Cyclone V FPGA Board Features

  • QM Tech Cyclone V FPGA Board
  • QMTECH Altera Intel FPGA Core Board Cyclone V CycloneV 5CEFA2F23 SDRAM
    • QMTECH GitHub page
    • On-Board FPGA: 5CEFA2F23I7N
    • On-Board FPGA external crystal frequency: 50MHz
    • 5CEFA2F23 has rich RAM resource up to 1,760Kb
    • 5CEFA2F23 has 25K logic cells
    • On-Board Micron MT25QL128A SPI Flash, 16M bytes for user configuration code
    • On-Board Winbond 32MB SDRAM, W9825G6KH-6
    • On-Board 3.3V power supply for FPGA by using MP2315 wide input range DC/DC
    • 5CEFA2F23 core board has two 64p, 2.54mm pitch headers for extending 108 user IOs. All 108 user IOs are precisely designed with length matching
    • 5CEFA2F23 core board has 3 user switches
    • 5CEFA2F23 core board has 2 user LEDs
    • 5CEFA2F23 core board has JTAG interface, by using 10p, 2.54mm pitch header
    • 5CEFA2F23 core board PCB size is: 6.7cm x 8.4cm
    • Default power source for board is: 1A@5V DC, the DC header type: DC-050, 5.5mmx2.1mm
Cyclone V_FPGA Resources


  • 176 1Kx10 RAM blocks
  • Power LED - D4 (On when 5V is applied)
  • User LED - LED_D5 - FPGA Pin_D17 (pull low to illuminate LED) (inside box)
  • KEY0 - SW1 - FPGA Pin_AB13 (inside box)
  • RESET_N- SW2 - FPGA PIN_V18 (inside box)
  • nCONFIG - SW3 - FPGA PIN_A4 (inside box)
  • JP5 - 5V
  • Clock - FPGA PIN_M9

Pin List (5CEFA2F23I7)

  • SD card and reset pins are different since they are cabled to the Front Panel
To Direction Location I/O Standard Pull-Up
cts1 Input PIN_B11 3.3-V LVTTL
hSync Output PIN_A15 3.3-V LVTTL
i_clk Input PIN_M9 3.3-V LVTTL
i_key1 Input PIN_AB13 3.3-V LVTTL on
i_n_reset Input PIN_N16 3.3-V LVTTL on
n_sRamCS Output PIN_E2 3.3-V LVTTL
n_sRamOE Output PIN_L2 3.3-V LVTTL
n_sRamWE Output PIN_D6 3.3-V LVTTL
n_sdRamCas Output PIN_AA7 3.3-V LVTTL
n_sdRamCe Output PIN_AB5 3.3-V LVTTL
n_sdRamRas Output PIN_AB6 3.3-V LVTTL
n_sdRamWe Output PIN_W9 3.3-V LVTTL
o_UsrLed Output PIN_D17 3.3-V LVTTL
ps2Clk Bidir PIN_AA2 3.3-V LVTTL on
ps2Data Bidir PIN_AA1 3.3-V LVTTL on
rts1 Output PIN_F10 3.3-V LVTTL
rxd1 Input PIN_C11 3.3-V LVTTL
sdCS Output PIN_M22 3.3-V LVTTL
sdMISO Input PIN_L18 3.3-V LVTTL on
sdMOSI Output PIN_L22 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[0] Output PIN_P8 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[1] Output PIN_P7 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[2] Output PIN_N8 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[3] Output PIN_N6 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[4] Output PIN_U6 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[5] Output PIN_U7 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[6] Output PIN_V6 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[7] Output PIN_U8 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[8] Output PIN_T8 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[9] Output PIN_W8 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[10] Output PIN_R6 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[11] Output PIN_T9 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[12] Output PIN_Y9 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[13] Output PIN_T7 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamAddr[14] Output PIN_P9 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamClk Output PIN_AB11 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamClkEn Output PIN_V9 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[0] Input PIN_AA12 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[1] Input PIN_Y11 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[2] Input PIN_AA10 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[3] Input PIN_AB10 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[4] Input PIN_Y10 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[5] Input PIN_AA9 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[6] Input PIN_AB8 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[7] Input PIN_AA8 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[8] Input PIN_U10 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[9] Input PIN_T10 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[10] Input PIN_U11 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[11] Input PIN_R10 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[12] Input PIN_R11 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[13] Input PIN_U12 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[14] Input PIN_R12 3.3-V LVTTL
sdRamData[15] Input PIN_P12 3.3-V LVTTL
sdSCLK Output PIN_L19 3.3-V LVTTL
serSelect Input PIN_L17 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[0] Output PIN_G1 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[1] Output PIN_L1 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[2] Output PIN_N1 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[3] Output PIN_U1 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[4] Output PIN_Y3 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[5] Output PIN_W2 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[6] Output PIN_U2 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[7] Output PIN_N2 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[8] Output PIN_G2 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[9] Output PIN_E7 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[10] Output PIN_C6 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[11] Output PIN_D9 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[12] Output PIN_A5 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[13] Output PIN_B7 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[14] Output PIN_A8 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[15] Output PIN_A10 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[16] Output PIN_A7 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[17] Output PIN_B6 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[18] Output PIN_B5 3.3-V LVTTL
sramAddress[19] Output PIN_E9 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[0] Bidir PIN_C1 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[1] Bidir PIN_G6 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[2] Bidir PIN_G8 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[3] Bidir PIN_F7 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[4] Bidir PIN_H8 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[5] Bidir PIN_H6 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[6] Bidir PIN_C2 3.3-V LVTTL
sramData[7] Bidir PIN_D3 3.3-V LVTTL
txd1 Output PIN_G10 3.3-V LVTTL
vSync Output PIN_A14 3.3-V LVTTL
videoB0 Output PIN_B13 3.3-V LVTTL
videoB1 Output PIN_A13 3.3-V LVTTL
videoG0 Output PIN_D13 3.3-V LVTTL
videoG1 Output PIN_C13 3.3-V LVTTL
videoR0 Output PIN_E12 3.3-V LVTTL
videoR1 Output PIN_D12 3.3-V LVTTL
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# Version 18.1.0 Build 625 09/12/2018 SJ Lite Edition
# Date created = 07:21:26  July 04, 2020
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# Notes:
# 1) The default values for assignments are stored in the file:
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set_global_assignment -name FAMILY "Cyclone V"
set_global_assignment -name DEVICE 5CEFA2F23I7
set_global_assignment -name TOP_LEVEL_ENTITY TS2_68000_Top
set_global_assignment -name ORIGINAL_QUARTUS_VERSION 18.1.0
set_global_assignment -name PROJECT_CREATION_TIME_DATE "07:21:26  JULY 04, 2020"
set_global_assignment -name LAST_QUARTUS_VERSION "21.1.0 Lite Edition"
set_global_assignment -name PROJECT_OUTPUT_DIRECTORY output_files
set_global_assignment -name MIN_CORE_JUNCTION_TEMP "-40"
set_global_assignment -name MAX_CORE_JUNCTION_TEMP 100
set_global_assignment -name ERROR_CHECK_FREQUENCY_DIVISOR 1
set_global_assignment -name EDA_SIMULATION_TOOL "Questa Intel FPGA (VHDL)"
set_global_assignment -name EDA_TIME_SCALE "1 ps" -section_id eda_simulation
set_global_assignment -name EDA_OUTPUT_DATA_FORMAT VHDL -section_id eda_simulation
set_global_assignment -name PARTITION_NETLIST_TYPE SOURCE -section_id Top
set_global_assignment -name PARTITION_COLOR 16764057 -section_id Top
set_global_assignment -name SMART_RECOMPILE ON
set_global_assignment -name STRATIX_DEVICE_IO_STANDARD "3.3-V LVTTL"
set_global_assignment -name ENABLE_SIGNALTAP OFF
set_global_assignment -name USE_SIGNALTAP_FILE stp1.stp
set_global_assignment -name ENABLE_OCT_DONE OFF
set_global_assignment -name ENABLE_CONFIGURATION_PINS OFF
set_global_assignment -name ENABLE_BOOT_SEL_PIN OFF
set_global_assignment -name USE_CONFIGURATION_DEVICE OFF
set_global_assignment -name CRC_ERROR_OPEN_DRAIN OFF
set_global_assignment -name OUTPUT_IO_TIMING_NEAR_END_VMEAS "HALF VCCIO" -rise
set_global_assignment -name OUTPUT_IO_TIMING_NEAR_END_VMEAS "HALF VCCIO" -fall
set_global_assignment -name OUTPUT_IO_TIMING_FAR_END_VMEAS "HALF SIGNAL SWING" -rise
set_global_assignment -name OUTPUT_IO_TIMING_FAR_END_VMEAS "HALF SIGNAL SWING" -fall
set_global_assignment -name NUM_PARALLEL_PROCESSORS ALL
# Clock and reset
set_location_assignment PIN_M9 -to i_CLOCK_50
set_location_assignment PIN_N16 -to i_n_reset
set_instance_assignment -name WEAK_PULL_UP_RESISTOR ON -to i_n_reset
# Serial
set_location_assignment PIN_B11 -to i_cts1
set_instance_assignment -name WEAK_PULL_UP_RESISTOR ON -to i_cts1
set_location_assignment PIN_F10 -to o_rts1
set_location_assignment PIN_C11 -to i_rxd1
set_instance_assignment -name WEAK_PULL_UP_RESISTOR ON -to i_rxd1
set_location_assignment PIN_G10 -to o_txd1
set_location_assignment PIN_L17 -to i_serSelect
set_instance_assignment -name WEAK_PULL_UP_RESISTOR ON -to i_serSelect
set_location_assignment PIN_E2 -to o_n_sRamCS
set_location_assignment PIN_L2 -to o_n_sRamOE
set_location_assignment PIN_D6 -to o_n_sRamWE
set_location_assignment PIN_E9 -to o_sramAddress[19]
set_location_assignment PIN_B5 -to o_sramAddress[18]
set_location_assignment PIN_B6 -to o_sramAddress[17]
set_location_assignment PIN_A7 -to o_sramAddress[16]
set_location_assignment PIN_A10 -to o_sramAddress[15]
set_location_assignment PIN_A8 -to o_sramAddress[14]
set_location_assignment PIN_B7 -to o_sramAddress[13]
set_location_assignment PIN_A5 -to o_sramAddress[12]
set_location_assignment PIN_D9 -to o_sramAddress[11]
set_location_assignment PIN_C6 -to o_sramAddress[10]
set_location_assignment PIN_E7 -to o_sramAddress[9]
set_location_assignment PIN_G2 -to o_sramAddress[8]
set_location_assignment PIN_N2 -to o_sramAddress[7]
set_location_assignment PIN_U2 -to o_sramAddress[6]
set_location_assignment PIN_W2 -to o_sramAddress[5]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y3 -to o_sramAddress[4]
set_location_assignment PIN_U1 -to o_sramAddress[3]
set_location_assignment PIN_N1 -to o_sramAddress[2]
set_location_assignment PIN_L1 -to o_sramAddress[1]
set_location_assignment PIN_G1 -to o_sramAddress[0]
set_location_assignment PIN_C1 -to io_sramData[0]
set_location_assignment PIN_G6 -to io_sramData[1]
set_location_assignment PIN_G8 -to io_sramData[2]
set_location_assignment PIN_F7 -to io_sramData[3]
set_location_assignment PIN_H8 -to io_sramData[4]
set_location_assignment PIN_H6 -to io_sramData[5]
set_location_assignment PIN_C2 -to io_sramData[6]
set_location_assignment PIN_D3 -to io_sramData[7]
# External SD Card
set_location_assignment PIN_M22 -to o_sdCS
set_location_assignment PIN_L18 -to i_sdMISO
set_instance_assignment -name WEAK_PULL_UP_RESISTOR ON -to i_sdMISO
set_location_assignment PIN_L22 -to o_sdMOSI
set_location_assignment PIN_L19 -to o_sdSCLK
set_location_assignment PIN_D17 -to o_driveLED
# Video
set_location_assignment PIN_A15 -to o_hSync
set_location_assignment PIN_A14 -to o_vSync
set_location_assignment PIN_D12 -to o_videoR1
set_location_assignment PIN_E12 -to o_videoR0
set_location_assignment PIN_C13 -to o_videoG1
set_location_assignment PIN_D13 -to o_videoG0
set_location_assignment PIN_A13 -to o_videoB1
set_location_assignment PIN_B13 -to o_videoB0
# PS/2
set_location_assignment PIN_AA2 -to io_ps2Clk
set_instance_assignment -name WEAK_PULL_UP_RESISTOR ON -to io_ps2Clk
set_location_assignment PIN_AA1 -to io_ps2Data
set_instance_assignment -name WEAK_PULL_UP_RESISTOR ON -to io_ps2Data
# 50-pin I/O Connector
set_location_assignment PIN_AB15 -to IO_PIN[3]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA15 -to IO_PIN[4]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y14 -to IO_PIN[5]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y15 -to IO_PIN[6]
set_location_assignment PIN_AB17 -to IO_PIN[7]
set_location_assignment PIN_AB18 -to IO_PIN[8]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y16 -to IO_PIN[9]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y17 -to IO_PIN[10]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA17 -to IO_PIN[11]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA18 -to IO_PIN[12]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA19 -to IO_PIN[13]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA20 -to IO_PIN[14]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y19 -to IO_PIN[15]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y20 -to IO_PIN[16]
set_location_assignment PIN_AB20 -to IO_PIN[17]
set_location_assignment PIN_AB21 -to IO_PIN[18]
set_location_assignment PIN_AB22 -to IO_PIN[19]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA22 -to IO_PIN[20]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y22 -to IO_PIN[21]
set_location_assignment PIN_W22 -to IO_PIN[22]
set_location_assignment PIN_W21 -to IO_PIN[23]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y21 -to IO_PIN[24]
set_location_assignment PIN_V21 -to IO_PIN[25]
set_location_assignment PIN_U22 -to IO_PIN[26]
set_location_assignment PIN_W19 -to IO_PIN[27]
set_location_assignment PIN_V20 -to IO_PIN[28]
set_location_assignment PIN_U20 -to IO_PIN[29]
set_location_assignment PIN_U21 -to IO_PIN[30]
set_location_assignment PIN_T22 -to IO_PIN[31]
set_location_assignment PIN_R22 -to IO_PIN[32]
set_location_assignment PIN_R21 -to IO_PIN[33]
set_location_assignment PIN_P22 -to IO_PIN[34]
set_location_assignment PIN_T19 -to IO_PIN[35]
set_location_assignment PIN_T20 -to IO_PIN[36]
set_location_assignment PIN_P17 -to IO_PIN[37]
set_location_assignment PIN_P16 -to IO_PIN[38]
set_location_assignment PIN_N21 -to IO_PIN[39]
set_location_assignment PIN_N20 -to IO_PIN[40]
set_location_assignment PIN_M20 -to IO_PIN[41]
set_location_assignment PIN_M21 -to IO_PIN[42]
set_location_assignment PIN_N19 -to IO_PIN[43]
set_location_assignment PIN_M18 -to IO_PIN[44]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA7 -to o_sdram_cas
set_location_assignment PIN_V9 -to o_sdram_cke
set_location_assignment PIN_AB11 -to o_sdram_clk
set_location_assignment PIN_AB5 -to o_sdram_cs
set_location_assignment PIN_AB7 -to o_sdram_ldqm
set_location_assignment PIN_V10 -to o_sdram_udqm
set_location_assignment PIN_AB6 -to o_sdram_ras
set_location_assignment PIN_W9 -to o_sdram_we
set_location_assignment PIN_P9 -to o_sdram_ba[1]
set_location_assignment PIN_T7 -to o_sdram_ba[0]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y9 -to o_sdram_addr[12]
set_location_assignment PIN_T9 -to o_sdram_addr[11]
set_location_assignment PIN_R6 -to o_sdram_addr[10]
set_location_assignment PIN_W8 -to o_sdram_addr[9]
set_location_assignment PIN_T8 -to o_sdram_addr[8]
set_location_assignment PIN_U8 -to o_sdram_addr[7]
set_location_assignment PIN_V6 -to o_sdram_addr[6]
set_location_assignment PIN_U7 -to o_sdram_addr[5]
set_location_assignment PIN_U6 -to o_sdram_addr[4]
set_location_assignment PIN_N6 -to o_sdram_addr[3]
set_location_assignment PIN_N8 -to o_sdram_addr[2]
set_location_assignment PIN_P7 -to o_sdram_addr[1]
set_location_assignment PIN_P8 -to o_sdram_addr[0]
set_location_assignment PIN_P12 -to io_sdram_data[15]
set_location_assignment PIN_R12 -to io_sdram_data[14]
set_location_assignment PIN_U12 -to io_sdram_data[13]
set_location_assignment PIN_R11 -to io_sdram_data[12]
set_location_assignment PIN_R10 -to io_sdram_data[11]
set_location_assignment PIN_U11 -to io_sdram_data[10]
set_location_assignment PIN_T10 -to io_sdram_data[9]
set_location_assignment PIN_U10 -to io_sdram_data[8]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA8 -to io_sdram_data[7]
set_location_assignment PIN_AB8 -to io_sdram_data[6]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA9 -to io_sdram_data[5]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y10 -to io_sdram_data[4]
set_location_assignment PIN_AB10 -to io_sdram_data[3]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA10 -to io_sdram_data[2]
set_location_assignment PIN_Y11 -to io_sdram_data[1]
set_location_assignment PIN_AA12 -to io_sdram_data[0]
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE TS2_68000_Top.vhd
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/UART/BaudRate6850.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/SDCARD/Older_SD_Controllers/sd_controller_NealC.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/COUNTER/n-bit-gray-counter.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/Debounce/LongDebounce/debounce.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/TERMINAL/SBCTextDisplayRGB.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/TERMINAL/SansBoldRomReduced.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/TERMINAL/SansBoldRom.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/TERMINAL/DisplayRam2K.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/TERMINAL/DisplayRam1K.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/TERMINAL/CGABoldRomReduced.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/TERMINAL/CGABoldRom.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/UART/bufferedUART.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/CPU/M68000/TG68K_2013/TG68KdotC_Kernel.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/CPU/M68000/TG68K_2013/TG68K_Pack.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/CPU/M68000/TG68K_2013/TG68K_ALU.vhd"
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE Components/RAM_16Kx16.vhd
set_global_assignment -name VHDL_FILE Components/RAM_4Kx16.vhd
set_global_assignment -name QIP_FILE Components/Monitor_68K_ROM.qip
set_global_assignment -name QIP_FILE Components/RAM_8Kx16.qip
set_global_assignment -name QIP_FILE "../../MultiComp (VHDL Template)/Components/RAM_Internal/RAM_64KX16.qip"
set_global_assignment -name QIP_FILE RAM_32Kx16.qip
set_instance_assignment -name PARTITION_HIERARCHY root_partition -to | -section_id Top


  • 5V Power comes from the USB
  • 3.3V regulator on the RETRO-EP4CE15 Card installed
    • H2 pins 2-3 shorted on the RETRO-EP4CE15 card
    • Routes 3.3V from the 3.3V regulator to the J1 I/O connector
  • Power Distribution card
    • Gets 3.3V and GND from I1 on RETRO-EP4CE15 card
      • 2 sets of wires
    • Distributes 3.3V and GND to SD and DB-25 cards


P2 - PS/2 Keyboard

  • Not every PS/2 keyboard works at 3.3V but many do

PS2 Mapping.PNG

  • PS2DAT = U7-8 = PIN_AA1
  • PS2CLK = U7-8 = PIN_AA2





  • USB B (full size)






Slide Switches/Reset Pushbutton

  • Slide switches are on the bottom of the box

MultiCompInBox P1992 cropped 720px.jpg


  • Pin assignments
    • PIN_L17 - Slide Switch 1 (top switch)
    • PIN_K17 - Slide Switch 2
    • PIN_K22 - Slide Switch 3
    • PIN_K21 - Slide Switch 4 (bottom switch)
  • Reset switch is on the front of the boz
    • PIN_N16 - Reset Switch

SD Card

2 3.3V ORG 7 VREG 3.3V OUT (PWR)
46 sdMISO BLU 2 PIN_L18 IN
48 sdCS VIO 5 PIN_M22 OUT

DB-25 Female



DB25F PINS.gif

DB-25 Cabling / Pin assignment

  • gpio2/gpio3 are from IOP-16 design
DB25 P1(DB25F) J1 Signal FPGA DB25 P1(DB25F) J1 Signal FPGA
1 25 26 NC
2 23 GND 14 24 GND
3 21 44 gpio3[7] PIN_M18 15 22 43 gpio3[6] PIN_N19
4 19 42 gpio3[5] PIN_M21 16 20 41 gpio3[4] PIN_M20
5 17 40 gpio3[3] PIN_N20 17 18 39 gpio3[2] PIN_N21
6 15 38 gpio3[1] PIN_P16 18 16 37 gpio3[0] PIN_P17
7 13 36 gpio2[7] PIN_T20 19 14 35 gpio2[6] PIN_T19
8 11 34 gpio2[5] PIN_P22 20 12 33 gpio2[4] PIN_R21
9 9 32 gpio2[3] PIN_R22 21 10 31 gpio2[2] PIN_T22
10 7 30 gpio2[1] PIN_U21 22 8 29 gpio2[0] PIN_U20
11 5 23 6
12 3 24 4
13 1 +3.3V 25 2 +3.3V

Programming the FPGA EEPROM

  • File
  • Convert Programming File
  • Configuration Device = EPCQ64
  • Mode = Active Serial
  • Programming File Type: *.jic
  • Advanced = Check both Disables...
  • Select Flash Loader
  • Add Device = Cyclone V and 5CEFA2
  • Select SOF Data
  • Select Add File and select the .sof file
  • Generate
  • In Tools, Programmer
  • Mode: JTAG
  • Add file and select the .jic file
  • Select Program/Configure
  • Takes a while to program
  • Press button near VGA

Front Panel I/O Demo Video

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USB Panel Mount Connector

  • USB Blaster embedded in the enclosure
  • USB Mini connector


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Build Photos

  • White-On-Clear P-Touch labels were used to mark front/rear panels
  • Rear viewL USB Blaster, VGA, USB-B, PS/2 Keyboard

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  • Top view: FPGA, SD Card, PD01 Power Distribution Card, USB Blaster, internal cabling

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  • USB Blaster attached to inside of rear panel using with Double Stick Tape

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  • Right inside of box: SD Card, Reset switch, PD01 Power Distribution card

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  • DB-25 connector card (not shown in enclosure)

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  • Selection Switch on the bottom of the box
  • 4 switches

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