Cyclone VSoCrates


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SoCrates is a starter kit based on the new SoC FPGA from Altera. SoC FPGA integrates Cyclone V FPGA technology with a dual-Cortex A9 Hard Processor Sub System (HPS). The HPS provides the processor core and several peripherals. SoCrates offers a subset of peripherals like Ethernet, USB, SPI, I²C, UART, µSD Card and GPIO. A 1GB 32bit DDR3 Memory is used together with a 256 Mb QSPI Flash. The QSPI Flash or the SD Card can be used to boot the HPS. The FPGA part can be configured with a second QSPI Flash. The FPGA IO pins are connected to several connectors, providing 3.3V IO and LVDS IO standard. A special LVDS connector is available to connect the EBV Observer CMOS Sensor Boards to SoCrates. On the bottom of the board, a LVDS TFT can be connected.

Features :

  • 5CSEBA6U23C7N
    • 110K LEs
    • 112 DSP Blocks
    • 5.4Mbit RAM
    • HPS
  • EPCQ256 Configuration Device
  • 128Mx32 DDR3 Memory
  • µSD Card Slot
  • Real-Time Clock
  • 1 PHY11G 1Gbit Phy, GMII
  • USB 2.0 Transceiver
  • UART / USB Converter
  • 1 CAN Transceiver
  • 2 RS485 Transceiver for Profibus, Interbus-S
  •  GPIOs 3.3V
  • LVDS Interface
  • LVDS TFT interface
  • 12 User LEDs
  • Navigation Key
  • Embedded USB-Blaster II
  • On Board 1.1V / 1.35V / 1.8V / 2.5V / 3.3V power Supply 

Ref Designs :

  • Linux BSP / Golden Top
  • Mle  ∑Δ Reference Design
  • TFT Ref design with Linux Support
  • Tbd