Lark Board

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Board Category: Development Kit

Components & Interface: Converter: AD; Expansion: FMC, Generic, Mictor; Industry Standard: Ethernet, PCIE Edge, USB Device; Video: Camera, DVI Input, SDI, VGA Output

End Market: Automotive, Industrial, Medical

Technology: Embedded Design

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® V: Cyclone® V SX

Board Feature: General User IO: Dip Rocker Switch, LED, Push Button


Lark Board is an evaluation board designed by Embest based on an ARM (Cortex-A9 dual-core)+FPGA processor for areas such as medical instruments, video surveillance and industrial control. The SoC integrates FPGA and ARM-based HPS (Hard Processor System) which are bridged to each other by using an AXI high-speed interconnection bus. The HPS includes a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, peripherals and memory controller and operates at up to 800MHz, allowing a higher performance with lower power consumption.Lark Board provides 1GB DDR3 SDRAM separately for both ARM and FPGA, and has 4 high-speed USB2.0 Host interfaces, a TF card slot for mass storage, a 12-bit camera interface, a VGA interface, a 24-bit LCD interface, PCIe, UART, JTAG, 3G SDI input/output and a HDMI interface. Additionally, two 2*10-pin connectors are mounted on the board in order to make the unused pins of HPS/FPGA available for users.Lark Board uses a switching power supply controller chip (integrated with inductor) that comes from Intel® Enpirion® family to provide a stable and efficient output for each BANK of FPGA. Meanwhile, it has two on-board DIP switches used to enable various voltage levels required by the different interfaces on the board with the purpose to facilitate power consumption evaluation conducted by users.Lark Board comes with source code of Debian 7.4 system image, as well as board schematics and datasheet of the key chips so as to help users implement a fast evaluation and secondary development.

Order Information

Ordering Code
6010351 $638 Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • Cyclone® V 5CSXFC6D6F31I7N application processor, Integrates FPGA, HPS and high-speed transceiver
  • Supports VGA, LCD, SDI and HDMI video output at a high resolution
  • High-speed transceiver includes 2 PCIe hard IPs and 9 3Gbps transceivers
  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM for HPS, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM for FPGA 4GB, eMMC Flash
  • Data Transfer Interfaces, Debugging Interfaces, Audio/Video Interfaces

Development Kit Software Contents

  • OS: Debian Linux 7.4
  • U-boot Version: u-boot 2013.01.01
  • Linux Version: Linux 3.10
  • Boot Mode: support Linux system booting from TF card or eMMC
  • Update Method: update in TF card

Support Document

File Name
NULLQuick Start Guide1.0

Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 14.0
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 need to comfirm
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant Y. yes
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

board test

Additional Compliance
ISO 9000 & 9001; FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

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