Snō FPGA Module

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Block Diagram

Board Category: Production Ready Board, Daughter Card

Components & Interface: Converter: AD

End Market: Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement

Technology: Embedded Design, General Purpose

Board Feature: General User IO: LED

MAX Series: Intel® MAX® 10: Intel® MAX® 10 SA


Snō is a small footprint FPGA system on a module (SOM) that integrates an AVR-compatible 8-bit microcontroller in the MAX 10 FPGA that is programmable with the Arduino IDE. This combination provides a path for Arduino=based or other microcontroller solutions to improve overall design performance through FPGA acceleration and offload in a compact, embeddable module. Snō provides a catalog of pre-programmed hardware Xcelerator Blocks (XBs) for the FPGA that designers can access via their code to accelerate specific functions such as servo control, floating point math, quadrature, and others. Customers can also develop their own XBs and integrate them into the FPGA design using Alorium Technology's OpenXLR8 methodology. As an Arduino-compatible FPGA module, the Snō board is programmed via serial interface. This includes software program updates as well as reloading the FPGA image. Snō can also be programmed via JTAG for custom bare-metal FPGA applications by users that do not need the embedded 8-bit micro functionality nor Arduino compatibility and want to take full advantage of the entire FPGA. The Snō board is an excellent choice for developers looking to integrate an Intel MAX 10 into their design.

Order Information

Ordering Code
Snō$49Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • Snō FPGA Module

Development Kit Software Contents

  • Programmed with the Arduino IDE - Available from Arduino
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Lite - Available from Intel (Not required for standard use. Only needed for custom Xcelerator Block development.)

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-53-4608271712938-sno-quickstart.pdfSnō Quick Start Guide1.2

Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 18.0
Required Collateral Available
User Guide Y
Board Schematics Y
Reliability / Quality Assurance

Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Parts per Million (PPM)
Board Policy
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy RMA policies follow the standard policies and procedures of our product distribution partners.
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant N. Snō has not been certified for CE compliance.
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

The base support library we supply for the Arduino IDE includes a self-test for the Snō board.

Additional Compliance
FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

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