This kit supports a myriad of functionalities such as:

  • FPGA prototyping
  • FPGA power measurement
  • Transceiver I/O performance up to 5.0 Gbps
  • PCI Express* (PCIe) Gen2 x4 (at 5.0 Gbps per lane)
  • Endpoint or rootport support


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Development Kit Contents

The Cyclone® V GT FPGA Development Kit features the following:

  • Cyclone® V GT FPGA development board
  • Featured devices
  • Cyclone® V GT FPGA—5CGTFD9E5F35C7N
  • MAX® V CPLD—5M2210ZF256 (System Controller)
  • MAX® II CPLD—EPM570GT100C3N (On-Board USB Blaster™ II)
  • MAX® II CPLD—EPM570ZM100 (ASSP CPLD footprint)
  • Configuration
  • Embedded USB-Blaster™ II (JTAG)
  • Fast Passive Parallel (PFL)
  • Intel EPCQ—EPCQ256SI16N (Quad Serial Configuration Device)
  • Memory devices
  • 384 MB x40 hard memory controller (HMC) DDR3 SDRAM with error correction code (ECC)
  • 512 MB x64 soft memory controller (SMC) DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1 Gb x16 sync flash
  • Standard communication ports
  • PCIe x4 edge connector
  • Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
  • One SMA clock output
  • Two universal high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) connectors, each with four high-speed serial transceiver channels
  • One serial digital interface (SDI) channel —1 SMB for RX and 1 SMB for TX
  • Channel shared with HSMA via resistor stuffing option
  • Push buttons, DIP switches, and LEDs
  • Clocking
  • Programmable clock generator for FPGA reference clock input
  • 125 MHz LVDS oscillator for FPGA reference clock input
  • 148.5/148.35 MHz LVDS VCXO for FPGA reference clock input
  • 50 MHz single-ended oscillator for FPGA and MAX® V CPLD clock input
  • 100 MHz single-ended oscillator for MAX® V CPLD configuration clock input
  • SMA input (LVPECL)
  • Power
  • Laptop DC Input 14 – 20 V adapter
  • PCIe edge connector
  • System monitoring circuit
  • Power (Voltage, Current, Wattage)
  • Mechanical
  • PCIe card standard size (4.376" x 6.600")
  • Cyclone® V GT FPGA Development Kit software content (downloadable from Table 2)
  • Design examples
  • PCIe loop back and reference design
  • Board test system (BTS)*
  • Board update portal (BUP)*
  • Includes Nios® II embedded soft processor and Ethernet
  • Complete documentation (see Table 2)
  • Cyclone® V GT FPGA Kit ships with 1 year subscription to Development Kit Edition (DKE) of the Intel® Quartus® Prime design software (Windows platform only)
Your kit includes a license for the Development Kit Edition (DKE) of the Quartus Prime design software (Windows platform only). For one year, this license entitles you to most of the features of the Subscription Edition (excluding the IP Base Suite).