Currently, this very popular FPGA board is required as the base unit for the MiSTer system.  Numerous daughter boards can be added to run most of the available MiSTer cores.

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The DE10-Nano Development Kit presents a robust hardware design platform built around the Intel System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA, which combines the latest dual-core Cortex-A9 embedded cores with industry-leading programmable logic for ultimate design flexibility. Users can now leverage the power of tremendous re-configurability paired with a high-performance, low-power processor system. Altera’s SoC integrates an ARM-based hard processor system (HPS) consisting of processor, peripherals and memory interfaces tied seamlessly with the FPGA fabric using a high-bandwidth interconnect backbone. The DE10-Nano development board is equipped with high-speed DDR3 memory, analog to digital capabilities, Ethernet networking, and much more that promise many exciting applications.

The DE10-Nano Development Kit contains all the tools needed to use the board in conjunction with a computer that runs the Microsoft Windows XP or later.

The DE10-Nano board has many features that allow users to implement a wide range of designed circuits, from simple circuits to various multimedia projects.

The following hardware is provided on the board:

FPGA Device

  • Intel Cyclone® V SE 5CSEBA6U23I7NDK device (110K LEs)
  • Serial configuration device – EPCS64 (revision B2 or later)
  • USB-Blaster II onboard for programming; JTAG Mode
  • HDMI TX, compatible with DVI 1.0 and HDCP v1.4
  • 2 push-buttons
  • 4 slide switches
  • 8 green user LEDs
  • Three 50MHz clock sources from the clock generator
  • Two 40-pin expansion headers
  • One Arduino expansion header (Uno R3 compatibility), can be connected with Arduino shields
  • One 10-pin Analog input expansion header (shared with Arduino Analog input)
  • A/D converter, 4-pin SPI interface with FPGA

* If the specification of memory device in Quick Start Guide and official website is discordant, refer to DE10-Nano website as the sole stardard.

HPS (Hard Processor System)

  • 800MHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (32-bit data bus)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet PHY with RJ45 connector
  • USB OTG Port, USB Micro-AB connector
  • Micro SD card socket
  • Accelerometer (I2C interface + interrupt)
  • UART to USB, USB Mini-B connector
  • Warm reset button and cold reset button
  • One user button and one user LED
  • LTC 2×7 expansion header



  • Size:68.6x107mm

DE10-Nano Board Mechanical Layout


Board Feature x-axis (mm) y-axis (mm)
5V DC 2.79 53.47
HDMI 0.42 36.46
USB Blaster II 0.83 18.86
2×20 GPIO 20.05 61.34
2×20 GPIO 20.05 0.89
LTC 92.16 63.09
USB OTG 101.96 53.98
UART to USB 99.49 39.56
Ethernet 93.08 16.75
2×5 ADC Header 95.01 1.14
Arduino* Header 21.45 55.25
Arduino* Header 48.37 55.25
Arduino* Header 30.59 6.99
Arduino* Header 53.45 6.99
Arduino* Header 68.69 34.93

















  • Connect Arduino


  • Connect LTC2607 (AD/DA Daugher Card)


Title Version Size(KB) Date Added Download
DE10-Nano User Manual (rev. B2/C Hardware) 2.1 7535 2018-11-15
How to distinguish the board revision and what’s differents. (rev. A/B/B2/C Hardware) 139 2018-04-02
DE10-Nano User Manual (rev. A/B Hardware) 1.8 8953 2018-02-01
Quick Start Guide(rev. A/B Hardware) 10727 2017-11-02
Quick Start Guide(rev. B2/C Hardware) 1574 2017-11-01
DE10-Nano Product Brief 2851 2017-08-05
Getting Started Guide 3417 2017-08-04
My First FPGA 3812 2017-08-01
My First HPS 1234 2017-07-31
DE10-Nano Control Panel 18361 2017-07-30
DE10-Nano OpenCV 2291 2017-07-29
Bluetooth SPP 1948 2017-07-28
DE10-Nano Schematic 1421 2017-07-27


Title Version Size(KB) Date Added Download
DE10-Nano CD-ROM (rev. C Hardware) 1.3.4 2019-01-09
DE10-Nano CD-ROM (rev. A/B Hardware) 1.2.4 2018-02-01
DE10-Nano CD-ROM (rev. B2 Hardware) 1.2.5 2018-02-01
Network Socket Example Design 1.0.0 2017-10-30
Quartus Download 16.0 2016-12-22

Daughtger Card Demonstrations

Title Version Size(KB) Date Added Download
D8M 2018-01-26
RFS 1.0.0 2017-06-22
SMK 2017-02-24
Arduino Shield 2017-02-23
LT24 2017-02-23
MTL2 2017-02-23

Linux BSP (Board Support Package): MicroSD Card Image

Title Version Size(KB) Date Added Download
Linux Console (kernel 4.5) 1.3 2018-03-15
Linux Xfce Desktop (kernel 4.1.33-ltsi-altera) 1.0 2017-04-11
Linux LXDE Desktop (kernel 4.5) 1.1 2017-04-10

BSP(Board Support Package) for Intel FPGA SDK OpenCL 16.1

Title Version Size(KB) Date Added Download
DE10-Nano OpenCL BSP (.zip) 1.0 2017-05-05
DE10-Nano OpenCL BSP (.tar.gz) 1.0 2017-05-05
DE10-Nano OpenCL User Manual 1.0 2171 2017-05-04

BSP(Board Support Package) for Intel FPGA SDK OpenCL 18.1

Title Version Size(KB) Date Added Download
DE10-Nano OpenCL User Manual 2.0 2409 2019-01-03
DE10-Nano OpenCL BSP (.tar.gz) 1.0 2019-01-02
DE10-Nano OpenCL BSP (.zip) 1.0 2019-01-02


Title Version Size(KB) Date Added Download
DE10_Nano_Case 117 2017-05-05