Altera 100G Development Kit, Stratix V GX Edition
Altera 100G Development Kit, Stratix V GX Edition

Description of product

Altera's 100G Development Kit, Stratix® V GX Edition enables a thorough evaluation of 100G designs by allowing you to:

  • Support 10G/40G and 100G line interfaces through optical modules
  • Support applications requiring external memory interfaces, through 6x32-bit DDR3 and 1x36- and 1x18-bit QDRII BL2 memory banks
  • Use system-side interfaces via two pairs of FCI AirMax connectors
  • Complete line-side (optical modules) to system-side (AirMax connector) datapath analysis
  • Evaluate transceiver performance up to 12.5 Gbps
  • Verify physical medium attachment (PMA) compliance to 10G/40G/100G Ethernet, Interlaken, CEI-6G/11G, and other major standards
  • Validate interoperability between optical modules, such as SFP, SFP+, QSFP, and CFP

    Stratix V GX development board

    • Featured device: 5SGXEA7N2F45C2N
    • EPM2210F324C3N, MAX® II 324-pin CPLD

    FPGA configuration

    • Fast Passive Parallel (FPP) configuration
    • 1-Gb flash storage for two configuration images (factory and user)
    • On-board USB-Blaster™ II cable for use with the Quartus® II Programmer, Nios® II software and System Console
    • JTAG header for external USB-Blaster cable


    • Twelve 2-Gb DDR3 SDRAM
    • Two 72-Mb QDR II SRAM

    General user input/output

    • Four user push buttons
    • Two DIP switches
    • Eight user LEDs
    • Two-line character LCD
    • Ten configuration status LEDs

    Components and interfaces

    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY and RJ-45 jack
    • 48 transceiver channels
      • Two channels for SMA interface
      • Four channels for SFP+ interface
      • Eight channels for QSFP interface
      • 10 channels for CFP interface
      • 24 channels for Interlaken interface

    Temperature measurement circuitry

    • Die temperature


    • 19-V DC input
    • 2.5-mm barrel jack for DC power input
    • On/off power slide switch
    • On-board power measurement circuitry

    Altera 100G Development Kit, Stratix V GX Edition Block Diagram

    Altera 100G Development Kit, Stratix V GX Edition Block Diagram