This kit supports a wide range of functions, such as:

  • Processor and FPGA prototyping and power measurement
  • Industrial networking protocols
  • Motor control applications1
  • Acceleration of image- and video-processing applications1
  • PCI Express* (PCIe) x4 lane with ~1,000 MBps transfer rate (endpoint or rootport)

1Application-specific daughtercards, available separately, supporting a wide range of I/O and interface standards.


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.

Development Kit Contents

The Cyclone® V SoC Development Kit features the following:

  • Cyclone® V SX development board
  • Featured devices
  • Cyclone® V SX SoC—5CSXFC6D6F31C6N (SoC)
  • MAX® V CPLD—5M2210ZF256C4N (system controller)
  • MAX® II CPLD—EPM570GF100 (embedded Intel® FPGA Download Cable II)
  • FPGA configuration sources
  • Embedded Intel® FPGA Download Cable II (JTAG)
  • EPCQ flash (PFL)
  • Hard processor system (HPS)
  • FPGA memory
  • 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM (32 bit)
  • FPGA I/O interfaces
  • 2X 10/100 Megabit Ethernet PHYs (EtherCAT)
  • PCIe* Gen1 x4 female connector
  • Universal high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC)—x4 transceivers, x16 TX LVDS, x16 RX LVDS
  • One serial digital interface (SDI) channel
  • Four SMAs for one transceiver channel
  • 4X push buttons
  • 2X switches
  • 4X LEDs
  • HPS boot sources
  • 128 MB quad serial peripheral interface (SPI) flash memory
  • Removable micro-SD card flash memory
  • FPGA
  • HPS memory
  • 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM (32 bit) with error correction code (ECC)
  • 128 MB quad SPI flash memory
  • Micro-SD card socket with 4 GB micro-SD card flash device
  • HPS I/O interfaces
  • 1X USB 2.0 On-the-Go (OTG)
  • 1X 10/100/1000 Megabit Ethernet (10MbE/100MbE/1000MbE)
  • 1X CAN
  • 1X UART (UART to USB bridge)
  • 1X real-time clock (with battery backup)
  • 1X two-line text LCD
  • 1-/2-channel, 20 bit delta-sigma analog-to-digital converter (Linear Technology LTC2422)
  • 4X push buttons
  • 4X switches
  • 4X LEDs
  • Clocking
  • Four-output programmable clock generator for FPGA reference clock inputs
  • 125 MHz LVDS oscillator for FPGA reference clock input
  • 148.5 MHz LVDS programmable voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) for FPGA reference clock input
  • 50 MHz single-ended oscillator for FPGA and MAX® V FPGA clock input
  • 100 MHz single-ended oscillator for MAX® V FPGA configuration clock input
  • SMA input for HPS clock
  • Power
  • Laptop DC input 14—20 V adapter
  • System monitoring circuit
  • Power (voltage, current, wattage)
  • HSMC breakout board
  • HSMC loopback board
  • Mechanical
  • Board dimensions—8.19” x 5.22”
  • Cyclone® V SX FPGA Development Kit software content (downloadable from Table 2)
  • Design examples
  • Board test system (BTS)1
  • Golden System Reference Design with Board Update Portal web server
  • Complete documentation (see Table 2)
  • Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite ›
  • Arm* Development Studio for Intel® SoC FPGA (Arm* DS for Intel® SoC FPGA) is sold separately, replacing Arm* Development Studio 5 (Arm* DS5) - check Download Center for details2
  • Hardware-to-software handoff tools
  • Linux run-time software for application development
  • SoC hardware libraries for firmware development
  • Application examples

Watch the video to learn more.

2 License for Arm* DS for Intel® SoC FPGA is sold separately - check the Download Center for details.