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Note: The Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit has been discontinued. Please order the Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit for Cyclone V GX and Cyclone V GT FPGA prototyping instead.

Figure 1. Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Board

Altera® Cyclone® V GX FPGA Development Kit offers a quick and simple approach to develop low-cost and low-power FPGA system-level designs to achieve rapid results. This kit supports a myriad of functionalities such as:

  • FPGA prototyping
  • FPGA power measurement
  • Testing of XCVR I/O signal quality, up to 3.125 Gbps
    • PCI Express® (PCIe®) x4 lane with ~1,000 MBps transfer rate
    • Endpoint or rootport

Ordering Information

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

Ordering Code Price Ordering Information
N/A

N/A

The Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit has been deprecated. Please order the Cyclone V GT FPGA Development Kit for Cyclone V GX and Cyclone V GT FPGA prototyping instead.

Buy online via Altera's eStore or contact your local Altera distributors or sales representative to place your order.

Development Kit Contents

The Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit features the following:

  • Cyclone V GX FPGA development board (see Figure 1)
    • Featured devices
      • Cyclone V GX FPGA - 5CGXFC7D6F31C7NES
      • MAX ® V CPLD - 5M2210ZF256C4N (system controller)
      • MAX II CPLD - EPM240M100C4N (embedded USB-BlasterTM II)
      • MAX II CPLD- EPM240M100C4N (optional, third party security CPLD feature)
    • Configuration
      • Embedded USB-Blaster II (JTAG)
      • Fast Passive Parallel (PFL)
    • Memory devices
      • Two banks x40 bit DDR3 SDRAM with error correction code (ECC)
      • 512Mb flash memory and 18MB SRAM
    • Standard communication ports
      • USB 2.0
      • Gigabit Ethernet
      • PCIe x4 Edge Connector
      • Universal high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) (x 4 Xvcrs, x16 Tx LDVS, x16 Rx LVDS)
      • One serial digital interface (SDI) channel
      • Two SMAs for one transceiver channel
    • 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 FPGA clock input
      • 100-MHz single-ended oscillator for MAX V FPGA configuration clock input
      • SMA input (LVPECL)
    • Power
      • Laptop DC Input 14 – 20V adapter
      • PCIe Edge Connector
    • System Monitoring Circuit
      • Power (Voltage, Current, Wattage)
    • Mechanical
      • PCIe card standard size (6.600" x 4.199")
  • Cyclone V GX 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)
  • Free software supported by Quartus® II software v12.0 SP2, Web Edition

 

Available Documentation

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

Document Description Version
Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit User Guide (PDF)Information about setting up the Cyclone V GX FPGA development board and using the included software.1.1
Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Board Reference Manual (PDF) Detailed information about board components and interfaces.1.1
Kit installation (via FTP)Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, Board Update Portal example file, Board Test System example file, and others. Board Update Portal has been upgraded to Qsys.12.0.2.1 (1)

Note:

  1. This kit installation works with Quartus II Web Edition software v12.0.2.