Altera introduced the Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. The tool platform features a broad set of memories, peripherals, interfaces, and a high-speed mezzanine connector (HSMC). The Altera kit helps hardware and software developers to accelerate embedded systems design development. The Altera Cyclone V SoC Development Kit is available for ordering now. Production shipment will begin in May 2013. It is priced at $1,595.
The Altera kit includes the Cyclone V SX SoC with an 800 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 110K logic elements (LEs) of logic density, 3.125 Gbps transceivers, PCI Express (PCIe) rootport and endpoint support, and DDR3 memory for both the FPGA and hard processor system via hardened memory controllers.
The Cyclone V SoC Development features the recently announced ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Altera Edition Toolkit software, which is a FPGA-adaptive debugging software that enables designers to view the processor and FPGA portions of the device simultaneously.
With the HSMC, the Altera tool platform allows daughter cards to be added, extending system capabilities for a wide range of applications, including motor control, automotive driver assistance, and video surveillance. Two on-board Ethernet PHYs are provided that support all the top industrial networking protocols, including EtherCAT, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.
Altera Cyclone V SoC Development Kit Features
- Cyclone V SX development board
- Cyclone V SX FPGA Development Kit software content
- Design examples
- Complete documentation
- SoC Embedded Design Suite Subscription Edition
- Free software supported by Quartus II software v13.0, Web Edition
More info: Altera Cyclone V SoC Development Kit