From Terasic Inc.

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Board Category: Development Kit

Components & Interface: Audio: Iomic; Converter: DA; Expansion: Generic, HSMC; Industry Standard: Ethernet, USB Device; Video: VGA Output

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless

Technology: ASIC Prototyping, DSP, Embedded Design, General Purpose, Interface Protocols

Board Feature: General User IO: Dip Rocker Switch, LED, Push Button, Slider Switch

Cyclone Series: Cyclone V SoC: Cyclone V SX


The SoCKit Development Kit presents a robust hardware design platform built around the Altera Cyclone V System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA, which combines the latest Cortex-A9 embedded cores with industry-leading programmable logic for ultimate design flexibility. Users can now leverage the power of tremendous re-configurability paired with a high-performance, low-power processor system. Altera’s SoC integrates an ARM-based hard processor system (HPS) consisting of processor, peripherals and memory interfaces tied seamlessly with the FPGA fabric using a high-bandwidth interconnect backbone. The SoCKit development board includes hardware such as high-speed DDR3 memory, video and audio capabilities, Ethernet networking, and much more. In addition, an on-board HSMC connector with high-speed transceivers allows for an even greater array of hardware setups. By leveraging all of these capabilities, the SoCKit is the perfect solution for showcasing, evaluating, and prototyping the true potential of the Altera SoC.

Order Information

Ordering Code
P0160$350Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • 110K LEs; 925MHz, A Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9MPCore Processor;
  • 6 FPGA PPLs and 3 HPS PLLs; 3.125G Transceivers; Micro SD Card Socket
  • On-Board USB Blaster II; 1GB DDR3 SDRAM on FPGA; 1GB DDR3 SDRAM on HPS
  • One HSMC Connector; One LTC Connector; 24-bit VGA DAC; 128X64 dots LCD Module with Backlight
  • G-Sensor on HPS; Temperature Sensor on FPGA; 10/100/1000 Ethernet

Development Kit Software Contents

  • Linux BSP (Board Support Package)
  • SoCKit Control Panel
  • SoCKit System Builder
  • Schematic and Mechanical Drawing
  • Memory Design?

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-42-3603531606328-sockit-user-manual-revf-compressed.pdfSoCKit User Manual2.0

Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 13.0
Required Collateral Available
User Guide Y
Board Schematics Y
Reliability / Quality Assurance

Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Parts per Million (PPM)
Board Policy
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy If you want to make a return, please write an email to us within 7 days after you’ve received the product. The product must be unopened. (If the package is damaged upon receipt, please take photos and inform us immediately.) For more details, please visit:
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant N. N/A
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

Reference Designs from System CD fro customers to access all the peripherals on board.

Additional Compliance
ISO 9000 & 9001

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