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Figure 1. Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Board

Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Board

The Altera® Cyclone® V GT FPGA Development Kit can be used to prototype Cyclone V GT FPGA or Cyclone V GX FPGA applications. It offers a quick and simple way to develop low-cost and low-power FPGA system-level designs and achieve rapid results. This kit supports a myriad of functionalities such as:

  • FPGA prototyping
  • FPGA power measurement
  • Transceiver I/O performance up to 5.0 Gbps
  • PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen2 x4 (at 5.0 Gbps per lane)
  • Endpoint or rootport support

Ordering Information

Table 1. Altera´s Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit Ordering Information

Ordering Code

Price

Ordering Information

DK-DEV-5CGTD9N

$1,299

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The Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit features a 5CGT–D9-C7N production silicon device.

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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.

Development Kit Contents

The Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit features the following:

  • Cyclone V GT FPGA development board (see Figure 1)
    • Featured devices
      • Cyclone V GT FPGA—5CGTFD9E5F35C7N
      • MAX® V CPLD—5M2210ZF256 (System Controller)
      • MAX II CPLD—EPM570GT100C3N (On-Board USB BlasterTM II)
      • MAX II CPLD—EPM570ZM100 (ASSP CPLD footprint)
    • Configuration
      • Embedded USB-Blaster II (JTAG)
      • Fast Passive Parallel (PFL)
      • Altera EPCQ—EPCQ256SI16N (Quad Serial Configuration Device)
    • Memory devices
      • 384 MB x40 hard memory controller (HMC) DDR3 SDRAM with error correction code (ECC)
      • 512 MB x64 soft memory controller (SMC) DDR3 SDRAM
      • 1 Gb x16 sync flash
    • Standard communication ports
      • PCIe x4 edge connector
      • Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
      • One SMA clock output
      • Two universal high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connectors, each with four high-speed serial transceiver channels
      • One serial digital interface (SDI) channel —1 SMB for RX and 1 SMB for TX
        • Channel shared with HSMA via resistor stuffing option
    • Push buttons, DIP switches, and LEDs
    • Clocking
      • Programmable clock generator for FPGA reference clock input
      • 125 MHz LVDS oscillator for FPGA reference clock input
      • 148.5/148.35 MHz LVDS VCXO for FPGA reference clock input
      • 50 MHz single-ended oscillator for FPGA and MAX V CPLD clock input
      • 100 MHz single-ended oscillator for MAX V CPLD configuration clock input
      • SMA input (LVPECL)
    • Power
      • Laptop DC Input 14 – 20 V adapter
      • PCIe edge connector
    • System monitoring circuit
      • Power (Voltage, Current, Wattage)
    • Mechanical
      • PCIe card standard size (4.376" x 6.600")
  • Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit software content (downloadable from Table 2)
    • Design examples
      • PCIe loop back and reference design
      • Board test system (BTS)*
      • Board update portal (BUP)*
        • Includes Nios® II embedded soft processor and Ethernet
      • Complete documentation (see Table 2)
  • Cyclone V GT FPGA Kit ships with 1 year subscription to Development Kit Edition (DKE) of the Quartus Prime design software (Windows platform only).

 

Figure 2. Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Board Block Diagram

Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Board Block Diagram

 

Available Documentation

Table 2. Collateral for the Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit

Document Description Version
Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit User Guide (PDF) Information about setting up the Cyclone V GT FPGA development board and using the included software. 1.0
Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Board Reference Manual (PDF) Detailed information about board components and interfaces. 1.0
Kit Installation (exe) (Windows)
Kit Installation (zip) (Linux)
Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, BUP example file, BTS example file, and others. 13.0.0.1 (1)

Note:

  1. Your kit includes a license for the Development Kit Edition (DKE) of the Quartus Prime design software (Windows platform only). For one year, this license entitles you to most of the features of the Subscription Edition (excluding the IP Base Suite).