Arria® V SoC Development Kit and Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

Intel has discontinued the Arria® V SoC Development Kit. You can find more information about the product discontinuance in the PDN1815 notification. For current Intel® FPGA development kits, please visit the All Development Kits page.

Arria® V SoC Development Kit and Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

The Arria® V SoC Development Kit offers a quick and simple approach to develop custom Arm* processor-based SoC designs. Intel® FPGA’s midrange, transceiver-based Arria® V FPGA fabric provides the highest bandwidth with the lowest total power for midrange applications such as:

  • Remote radio units1
  • 10G/40G line cards1
  • Medical imaging
  • Broadcast studio equipment
  • Acceleration of image- and video-processing applications1
  • PCI Express* (PCIe) Gen2 x4 lanes (endpoint or rootport)

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

Table 1. Arria® V SoC Development Kit Ordering Information

Ordering Code


Ordering Information



The Arria® V SoC Development Kit features a 5ASTFD5K3F40I3N SoC.


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 Arria® V SoC Development Kit features the following:

  • Arria® V ST SoC development board
  • Featured devices
  • Arria® V ST SoC—5ASTFD5K3F40I3N (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 (Active Serial x1 or x4 configuration)
  • Flash fast passive parallel (FPP)
  • Hard processor system (HPS)
  • FPGA memory
  • 2X 1,024 MB 32-bit DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1X 512 Megabit (Mb) CFI synchronous Flash
  • 1X 256 Mb NOR Flash (EPCQ)
  • FPGA I/O interfaces
  • 1X PCI Express* x4 Gen2 socket
  • 2X FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) ports
  • 2X 10/100 Ethernet ports
  • 2X SPF+ ports
  • 4X user LEDs
  • 4X user pushbuttons
  • 4X user dip switches
  • HPS boot sources
  • 512 Mb QSPI Flash
  • Removable microSD card flash
  • FPGA
  • HPS memory
  • 1X 1,024 megabyte (MB) DDR3 SDRAM with error correction code (ECC)
  • 1X 512 Mb quad serial peripheral interface (quad SPI) flash memory
  • microSD card socket with 4 GB microSD card flash device
  • One 32 Kb I2C serial EEROM
  • HPS I/O interfaces
  • 1X 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (HPS)
  • 1X USB 2.0 on-the-go (OTG) port (HPS)
  • 2X RS-232 UART (through mini-USB port)
  • 1X real-time clock (with battery backup)
  • 1X two-line text LCD
  • 4X user LEDs
  • 4X user pushbuttons
  • 4X DIP switches
  • Clocking
  • Four-output programmable clock generator for FPGA reference clock inputs
  • 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 inputs for FPGA and HPS clocks
  • LMK04828 clock jitter cleaner
  • Power
  • Laptop DC input 14—20 V adapter
  • System monitoring circuit
  • Power (voltage, current, wattage)
  • Mechanical
  • Board dimensions—7.175” x 9”
  • Arria® V ST FPGA Development Kit software content (can be downloaded 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 Subscription Edition
  • Arm* Development Studio for Intel® SoC FPGA (Arm* DS for Intel® SoC FPGA) is sold separately2, replacing Arm* Development Studio 5 (Arm* DS-5) 
  • Hardware-to-software handoff tools
  • Linux run-time software for application development
  • SoC hardware libraries for firmware development
  • Application examples
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime software, Development Kit Edition (DKE)
  • License to use full version of Intel® Quartus® Prime software for one year

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

Table 2. Arria® V SoC Development Kit Documentation





Product Discontinuance Notification


Arria® V SoC Development Kit User Guide (PDF)

Information about setting up the Arria® V SoC Development Board and using the included software


Arria® V SoC Development Board Reference Manual (PDF)

Detailed information about board components and interfaces


Kit Installation (ZIP)

Full installation of all files including reference manual, user guide, quick start guide, BOM, layout, PCB, schematics, Golden System Reference Design including Board Update Portal Web application, board test system example designs, and others