Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Kit

The Intel® Agilex™ Transceiver-SoC Development Kit offers a complete design environment that includes hardware and software for developing Intel® Agilex™ F-Series FPGA designs. This kit is recommended for developing custom Arm* processor-based SoC designs and evaluating transceiver performance. Learn more about the benefits of Intel® Agilex™ F-Series FPGA.

Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Kit

Table 1. Ordering Information

Ordering Code Find Distributor Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Device Ordering Information
DK-SI-AGF014E3ES (ES) Intel® Solutions Marketplace

Includes a one-year license for the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro design software.

DK-SI-AGF014EA (Prod) Intel® Solutions Marketplace

Includes a one-year license for the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro design software.

Includes three-year license for Arm* Development Studio (DS).


Buyer represents that it is a product developer, software developer or system integrator and acknowledges that this product is an evaluation kit that is not FCC authorized, is made available solely for evaluation and software development, and may not be resold.

You can use this development kit to:

  • Evaluate SoC designs with the hard processor system (HPS)
  • Evaluate transceiver performance up to 58 Gbps for E-Tile
  • Generate and check pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) patterns
  • Dynamically change differential output voltage (VOD) pre-emphasis and equalization settings to optimize transceiver performance for your channel
  • Perform jitter analysis

Table 2. Development Kit Contents

Hardware Software1
  • Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Board
  • Mounted with Intel® Agilex™ F-Series FPGA, 1400 KLE, 2486A package
  • Transceiver interfaces include MXP, QSFP-DD and QSFP28
  • On-board DDR4 memory (8GB)
  • SODIMM interface
  • 8GB DDR4 SODIMM module (included)
  • IO48 Interface for HPS daughtercards
  • HPS OOBE daughtercard (included)
  • HPS NAND daughtercard (included)
  • QSPI flash daughtercard
  • AC adapter power cables
  • Ethernet and USB cables
  • Board Update Portal design
  • Board Test System (BTS) design
  • Documentation
  • Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Kit User Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Board design files
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software (required)2
  • 1 year license
  • Nios® II processor (optional)
  • Intel® FPGA intellectual property (IP) library (optional)
  • Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (EDS) (optional)
  • ES: Three-year Arm* Development Studio (DS) (optional)
  • PROD: Three-year Arm* Development Studio (DS) (included)
Download and unzip the Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Kit installer first. Install the Board Test System.
A one-year license for the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition design software is available upon purchase of the kit. License activation instructions and FAQs.

Table 3. Intel® Agilex™ FPGA Documentation

Files Description

Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Installer Package

ES (v20.1 or higher) ›

PROD (v21.2 or higher) ›

A single installation file containing:

  • Board design files:
  • Schematics, gerber, BOM, and so on
  • Board Test System (BTS)
  • Golden Top Design
  • Documents:
  • User Guide, Quick Start Guide, and so on
  • Note: You will need to install the Intel® Quartus® Prime software v20.1 or later for the BTS. Contact your Intel sales representative for more information on how to obtain the latest software.

Quick Start Guide

(Coming soon)

Documentation summarizing the usage of the development kit and its features.

User Guide

ES and PROD Editions ›

Documentation about setting up the development kit and using the included software (Intel® Quartus® Prime software and installer package).

Board Schematic

ES Edition ›

PROD Edition ›

Latest board schematic.

Intel® Agilex™ F-Series GSRD (Golden System Reference Design) ›1

The Intel® Agilex™ F-Series GSRD (Golden System Reference Design) page on has instructions for getting started on hardware and software designs that utilize the HPS (hard processor system) on Intel® Agilex™ F-Series FPGA.

SoC EDS Installer ›

Comprehensive tool suite for embedded software development on Intel® FPGA SoC devices.

Intel® Quartus® Prime Software ›

The Intel® Quartus® Prime software suite provides the necessary tools used for developing hardware and software for Intel® FPGAs. Included in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software suite are the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, the Nios® II EDS, and the Intel® FPGA IP Library.


1 Please refer to the GSRD compatibility matrix to pick the correct GSRD version for your board.

Table 4: Daughter Card Files

Daughtercard Ordering Code Schematic Last Updated
IO48 OOBE Daughtercard HPS-OOBE-A Rev A 12/3/2017
IO48 NAND Daughtercard HPS-NAND-A Rev A 12/3/2017
SDM QSPI Boot Flash Daughtercard QSHDC-SDM-QSPI-A Rev A 12/3/2017
SDM MicroSD Boot Flash Daughtercard1 QSHDC-SDM-MSD-A Rev A 12/3/2017
SDM eMMC Boot Flash Daughtercard1 QSHDC-SDM-EMMC-A Rev A 12/3/2017


1 Not included with the development kit - please contact your local Intel sales representative for ordering information.