from Altera

The Altera® Arria® V GX FPGA Starter Kit provides a complete design environment that includes all the hardware and software you need to develop cost-sensitive FPGA applications immediately. The development kit is RoHS compliant. The development kit features the following:

  • Arria V GX FPGA—360KLE, F1152 package, 24X6.5G XCVRs, C5 speed grade
  • One I/O expansion slot—one high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connector
  • 256 MB of SDRAM memory
  • High-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and serial digital interface (SDI) connections
  • SMAs

Ordering Information

Table 1. Arria V GX FPGA Starter Kit Ordering Code and Pricing Information

Ordering Code Price Ordering Information
DK-START-5AGXB3N

$850

The Arria V GX FPGA Starter Kit features a 5AGXB3 device and a 1-year license for the Quartus® Prime design software.

Buy online via Altera's eStore or contact your local Altera distributor to place your order.

Notes:

Buyer represents that it is a product developer, software developer or system integrator and acknowledges that this product is an evaluation kit that is not FCC authorized, is made available solely for evaluation and software development, and may not be resold.

Starter Kit Contents

  • The Arria V GX FPGA Starter Kit features the following:
    • Arria V GX FPGA development board (see Figure 1)
    • FPGA: Arria V GX 5AGXFB3H4F35C4N
    • System controller: MAX® V 5M2210ZF256C4N device
      • Power monitor GUI
      • Single analog-to-digital converter (ADC), eight channels
      • Non-isolated power rail
      • Fast passive parallel (FPP) x16 mode through parallel flash loader (PFL)
      • Control and status registers
    • Embedded USB-BlasterTM II: MAX II EPM570GM100C4N device
    • HDMI 1.3 TX
      • x4 XCVR, 2.7 Gbps (max by level shifter) and 270 MHz TX clock HDMI TX connector
      • STMicroelectronics HDMI level shifter STHDLS101T
      • Level shift XCVR PCML 1.5V <-> TMDS level
      • DDC and HPD <-> HDMI compliant level
      • Data channel up to 2.7 Gbps; HDMI 1.3 compliant
      • Clock channel up to 270 MHz; enough to support 2.7 Gbps data rate
      • HDMI specification: clock period = 10x of UI
    • SDI 3G
      • x1 XCVR TX/RX loopback
      • x2 SMB connectors and cable (cable not included in kit)
      • Up to 2.97 Gbps
      • Uses National Semiconductor driver/receiver LMH0384SQ/LMH0303SQx
      • Requires 148.5 MHz and 148.35 MHz at XCVR refclk to support US and EU standard respectively
      • Use VCXO to fine tune and lock to the recovered CDR frequency
    • HSMC
      • x8 XCVR up to 6.375 Gbps
      • Not complied to PCI Express® (PCIe®) HIP pin assignment
      • x4 CMOS
      • x8 TX and x9 RX differential interface using dedicated TX/RX channels
      • x2 low-voltage differential signalling (LVDS) clock in
      • x2 differential clock out
      • I2C
      • JTAG
      • Minimum current support
      • 2A @ 3.3V
      • 1A @ 12V
      • Dedicated clock domain from Si 5338 clock generator for xcvr refclk
      • HSMC loopback with BTS GUI
    • SMA
      • 1x XCVR TX/RX channel
      • 1x LVPECL clock input
      • 1X LVPECL clock output
    • Dedicated clock domain from Si 5338 clock generator for xcvr refclk
    • DDR3 SDRAM x32
      • Micron MT41J64M16LA-15E DDR3 SDRAM 8MX16X8
      • Two devices: 2 x16 width = x32
      • BTS DDR3 SDRAM GUI using Uniphy and high performance (HP) controller II
    • SSRAM
      • 512k x36, 18 Mb ISSI IS61VPS51236A
      • Shared address or data with flash
    • User IO
      • LCD character
      • x4 DIP switch
      • x3 PB
      • x4 LED
    • Configuration
      • FPP x16 mode
      • Dual flash 512Mbit Numonyx PC28F512P30BF (52 MHz fMAX)
    • JTAG header
    • Embedded USB Blaster II
      • Cypress Microcontroller CY7C68013A as USB PHY 2.0
      • MAX II device
    • Ethernet
      • 10/100/1000 Base-T
      • RJ-45 connector, on-board LED for link status
      • Marvell Ethernet PHY 88E1111
      • Requires 50 MHz clock from CLKIN

Figure 1: Arria V GX FPGA Starter Board with a 5AGXB3ES FPGA Device

Figure 2: Arria V GX FPGA Starter Board Block Diagram

Available Documentation

Table 2. Collateral for the Arria V GX FPGA Starter Kit

Document Description Version
Arria V GX Starter Board Reference Manual (PDF) Detailed document containing information about the on-board components and interfaces 1.2
Arria V GX Starter Kit User Guide (PDF) Information about setting up the Arria V GX FPGA Starter Kit development board and using the included software 1.2
Kit installation
(via FTP)

(Updated) Full installation of all kit-specific files including the reference manual, user guide, Quick Start Guide, bill of materials, layout, PCB, schematics, and design examples

Compiled in Quartus II software v12.1 SP1 with 5AGXFB3H4F35C4 device selected

12.1.1.1
Kit installation
(via FTP)

(Archive) Full installation of all kit-specific files including the reference manual, user guide, Quick Start Guide, bill of materials, layout, PCB, schematics, and design examples

Compiled in Quartus II software v12.1 SP1 with 5AGXFB3H4F35C4 device selected

12.1.1.0
Kit installation
(via FTP)
(Archive) Full installation of all kit-specific files including the reference manual, user guide, Quick Start Guide, bill of materials, layout, PCB, schematics, and design examples 12.1.0.0
Kit installation
(via FTP)
(Archive) Full installation of all kit-specific files including the reference manual, user guide, Quick Start Guide, bill of materials, layout, PCB, schematics, and design examples 12.0.0.1