Mars MA3 - Cyclone V SX/SE SoC Module

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Board Category: Production Ready Board, Daughter Card, Development Kit

Components & Interface: Industry Standard: Ethernet, PCIE Edge, USB Device

End Market: Automotive, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Test & Measurement, Wireline

Technology: ASIC Prototyping, DSP, Embedded Design, General Purpose, Interface Protocols

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® V: Cyclone® V SE, Cyclone® V SX

Board Feature: General User IO: LED


The Mars MA3 system-on-chip (SoC) module combines Intel® FPGA's Cyclone® V SoC device with fast DDR3L SDRAM, quad SPI flash, a Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet PHY, and an RTC, thus forming a complete and powerful embedded processing system. The SO-DIMM form factor allows space-saving hardware designs as well as quick and simple integration of the module into the target application. The Mars MA3 SoC module reduces development effort, redesign risks, and improves time-to-market for your embedded system.As well as having long-term availability, the MA3 is also available in industrial temperature grade, and needs just a single 3.3 V supply for operation. Starter kits are available for all variants, so you can dive right in. Enclustra also offers a comprehensive ecosystem for the MA3, offering all required hardware, software and support materials. The Mars PM3 base board is a complete development platform for the MA3. Detailed documentation and reference designs make it easy to get started, in addition to the user manual, user schematics, a 3D-model, PCB footprint and differential I/O length tables. To get Linux up and running in minutes, Enclustra offers the Enclustra Build Environment; Linux can be complied for the Mars MA3 with a few clicks, generating the required U-Boot, Linux and BusyBox-based root file system binaries. Further expansion options are provided by the LPC FMC connectors on the PM3 base board, compatible with a huge range of add-on boards from many manufacturers - ADCs, DACs, motor control cards and RF links are just a small selection of possibilities.

Order Information

Ordering Code
MA-MA3-A4-8C-D10$191Buy Now
MA-MA3-A5-7I-D10$258Buy Now
MA-MA3-C5-8C-D10$247Buy Now
MA-MA3-C6-7I-D10$289Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • Mars MA3: Intel® FPGA Cyclone® V SoC-based system-on-chip (SoC) module
  • Mars PM3: Base board with LPC FMC connector
  • or Mars EB1: Base board for video processing applications
  • Power supply and cables

Development Kit Software Contents

  • Linux Board Support Package (BSP): Compile Linux with the Enclustra Build Environment with a few clicks
  • Reference design
  • Module Configuration Tool (MCT): Configure FPGA, program flash memory, read module information (type, serial number), monitor currents

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-8-4505222902559-mars-ma3-user-manual-v02.pdfMars MA3 User Manual02

Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 17.1
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
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant N. Needs to be tested by customer in the end system.
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

Reference Design, Module Configuration Tool (MCT)

Additional Compliance
REACH compliant

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