Stratix V GX FPGA Development Kit
Stratix V GX FPGA Development Kit

Description of product

The Stratix® V GX FPGA Development Kit provides a complete design environment that includes all the hardware and software you need to begin developing FPGA designs immediately. You can use this development kit to do the following:

  • Develop and test PCI Express® (PCIe®) designs at data rates up to Gen3 using the PCIe short card form factor-compliant development board
  • Develop and test memory subsystems for DDR3, QDR II+, or RLDRAM II memories
  • Use the high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connectors to interface to one of over 35 different HSMCs provided by partners, supporting protocols, such as Serial RapidIO®, 10 Gbps Ethernet, SONET, CPRI, OBSAI, and others

Development Kit Contents

The Stratix V GX FPGA Development Kit features the following:

  • Stratix V GX FPGA development board (see Figure 1)
    • Featured device:
      • Stratix V GX FPGA: 5SGXEA7K2F40C2N
    • Configuration, status, and setup elements
      • JTAG
      • On-board USB-BlasterTM II cable
      • Fast passive parallel (FPP) configuration via MAX® V device and flash memory
      • One reset config push button
      • One CPU reset push button
      • Two configuration push buttons
    • Clocks
      • 50 MHz, 125 MHz, 100 MHz, and 148.5 MHz programmable oscillators
      • SMA input (LVPECL)
    • General user input and output
      • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet PHY (SGMII) with RJ-45 (copper) connector
      • 16x2 character LCD
      • One 8-position dual in-line package (DIP) switch
      • Sixteen user LEDs
      • Three user push buttons
    • Memory devices
      • DDR3 SDRAM (1,152 MB, x72 bit wide)
      • QDR II+ SRAM (4.5 MB, 2 Mb x18 bit wide)
        • Footprint compatible to QDR II 4 Mb x18 bit wide
      • RLDRAM II (72 MB CIO RLDRAM II with an 18 bit data bus)
    • Component and interfaces
      • PCIe x8 edge connector
      • Two HSMC connectors
      • SMB for serial digital interface (SDI) input and output
      • QSFP optical cage
      • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet PHY (SGMII) with RJ-45 (copper) connector
    • Power
      • Laptop DC input
      • PCIe edge connector
      • Nios® II processor web server and remote system update
    • Loopback and debug HSMC cards
    • Power adapter and cables
    • Stratix V GX FPGA Development Kit software content
      • Complete documentation
        • User guide
        • Reference manual
        • Board schematics and layout design files
      • GUI-based Board Test System
        • Includes complete Quartus software projects with open source RTL
      • Board Update Portal
        • Includes complete Quartus software projects with open source RTL
      • Quartus Prime design software, Development Kit Edition (DKE)
        • License to use full version of Quartus Prime design software for one year