Altera Arria GX Development Kit

The Arria GX Development Kit, from Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR), is the first development kit for the Arria(TM) GX FPGA family. The kit offers a robust environment for the development and testing of designs implementing high-speed serial interfaces such as PCI Express (PCIe), Serial RapidIO® (SRIO), and Gigabit Ethernet (Gbe). The Arria GX Development Kit helps designers achieve significant cost savings and a dramatic reduction in overall design time. The development kit can be used by system designers as a starting point for their own designs.

The Arria GX Development Kit targets PCIe x1 and x4, SRIO, and Gigabit Ethernet designs. It includes a PCI Express form factor board with an Arria GX FPGA with 60K logic elements (LEs), 350 user I/O pins, and eight transceiver channels.

The kit contains:

  • Arria GX Development Board
    • 32-Mbyte x16 DDR2 SDRAM operating at 233 MHz
    • PCIe x4 edge connector
    • High-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connector
  • Development Tools
    • PCIe reference design and complete documentation
    • Support for OpenCore Plus intellectual property (IP) megafunctions including PCIe Compiler: x1 and x4, GbE and SRIO
    • Quartus® II Web Edition design software

The Arria GX development kit is available now and priced at $995.

More info:
Altera Rolls Out Arria GX Development Kit for Transceivers
Arria GX Development Kit