FPGA Development Board with Intel Cyclone IV

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The ZEM4310 is a USB 3.0 FPGA development board based on the Altera Cyclone IV FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the ZEM4310 utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 3.0 for configuration downloads, enabling speedy FPGA configuration and data transfer. With integrated SDRAM, power supplies, and platform flash, the ZEM4310 is in good company with our existing Xilinx modules.

FrontPanel™ SDK

Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel SDK is an easy-to-use, robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to your PC, Mac or Linux hardware. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between your software and the FPGA internals, dramatically reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design.

FlashPrototyping and OEM Integration

Opal Kelly FPGA integration modules are designed to be the ideal turnkey solution for prototypes and OEM product integration. With the complete FrontPanel SDK, there’s simply no faster, more reliable, production-ready way to jump start your FPGA design.

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Measured performance at over 340 MiB/s for real-world data transfers to/from the PC.



Integrates 16 MiB of on-board serial Flash for standalone FPGA booting and miscellaneous non-volatile memory and a separate 16 MiB serial Flash for exclusive FPGA use.


128 MiB DDR2

Integrated 128-MiByte DDR2 provides plenty of on-board memory for high-performance applications, including image capture and data acquisition.



High-efficiency switching power supplies provide stable, dependable power to the FPGA. In most applications, there is enough extra juice to also supply your board.

Customer Deployments

  • Bioinformatics co-processors
  • Radar system - test interface, system integration, field testing
  • Camera interface for IR and LIDAR 3D cameras
  • Equipment for analyzing satellite imagery
  • University research
  • Design of equipment for mineral exploration


  • Image or video capture / processing
  • Data acquisition
  • ASIC / hardware-based simulation and verification
  • Bioinformatics (DNA search and pattern matching)
  • Digital communications
  • High-speed USB / FPGA co-processor
  • Evaluation platform for your product
  • Custom test equipment
  • Cryptography
  • Data Security

Technical Specifications and Support

Features & Specifications

  • Altera Cyclone IV FPGA (EP4CE55F23C8N)
  • 2x 16-MiB serial flash (Numonyx N25Q128A)
  • 128-MiByte DDR2 (Micron MT47H64M16HR)
  • Small form-factor -- smaller than a credit card at 80mm x 60mm x 15.98mm (3.15" x 2.36" x 0.63")
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface (Cypress FX3) for configuration and data transfer
  • Measured performance over 340 MiB/s
  • Self-powered by external DC source
  • 50 MHz clock oscillator
  • Two LEDs
  • Two HSMC-compatible 180-pin 0.5mm Samtec board-to-board connectors (QSH-090)
  • Over 160 user I/O and 4 GCLK pins on expansion connectors
  • Full FrontPanel virtual control panel support
  • Complete Application Programmer's Interface (API) in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, and Java