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. For more information about the benefits of Intel Agilex F-Series FPGAs and the technology, visit the following page.

Figure 1. Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Kit
Figure 2. Intel® Agilex™ F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Kit Block Diagram

Table 1. Ordering Information

Ordering Code Price Intel® Agilex® F-Series Device Ordering Information



AGFB014R24A2E3VR0 Includes a one-year license for the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro design software.
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 tranceiver 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)
    • 1 year license
    • Nios® II processor (optional)
    • Intel FPGA intellectual property (IP) library (optional)
  • Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (EDS) (optional)
  • Arm* Development Studio (DS) (optional)
    • Three-year license
  1. Download and unzip the Intel Agilex F-Series Transceiver-SoC Development Kit installer first. Install the Board Test System.
  2.  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 (20.1 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 v19.4 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


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

Board Schematic

ES Edition

Latest board schematic.
Intel Agilex F-Series GSRD
(Golden System Reference Design)
The 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.

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

Table 4: Daughter Card Files


 Ordering Code Schematic Last Updated
IO48 OOBE Daughtercard HPS-OOBE-A Rev A 12/3/17
IO48 NAND Daughtercard HPS-NAND-A Rev A 12/3/17
SDM QSPI Boot Flash Daughtercard QSHDC-SDM-QSPI-A Rev A 12/3/17
SDM MicroSD Boot Flash Daughtercard1 QSHDC-SDM-MSD-A Rev A 12/3/17
SDM eMMC Boot Flash Daughtercard1 QSHDC-SDM-EMMC-A Rev A 12/3/17

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