Mercury+ AA1 - Arria 10 SoC Module

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

Components & Interface: Expansion: FMC, Generic, SPF Cage; Industry Standard: Ethernet, PCIE Edge, USB Device; Video: Camera, DVI Input, DVI Output, SDI

End Market: Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Medical, Military, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Technology: Embedded Design, General Purpose, Interface Protocols

Arria Series: Intel® Arria® 10: Intel® Arria® 10 SX

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


The Mercury+ AA1 system-on-chip (SoC) module combines Intel® FPGA's Arria® 10 SoC FPGA with integrated ARM* dual-core Cortex-A9 (up to 1.5 GHz) with fast DDR4 SDRAM, eMMC flash, quad SPI flash, Gigabit Ethernet PHY and an RTC, all in a package measuring just 74 x 54 mm. The module's 286 user I/Os, up to 8 GByte SDRAM, 8 GByte eMMC flash and 64 MByte quad SPI flash combine to form a truly high-performance processing unit. A myriad of interfacing options are also available: 12 MGTs with a data transfer rate of up to 8 and 12.5 Gbps, PCIe Gen3 x4/Gen2 x8, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. As well as having long-term availability, the AA1 is also available in industrial temperature grade, and needs just a single 5-15 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 AA1, offering all required hardware, software and support materials. The Mercury+ PE1 base board is a complete development platform for the AA1; detailed documentation and reference designs make it easy to get started, in addition to the user manual, free 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 Mercury+ AA1 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/HPC FMC connectors on the PE1 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
ME-AA1-270-3E4-D11E$522Buy Now
ME-AA1-270-2I2-D11E$632Buy Now
ME-AA1-480-1E2-D12E$934Buy Now
ME-AA1-480-2I3-D12E$1028Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • Power supply, micro USB 2.0 cable
  • Schematics, 3D STEP Models, PCB Footprints, I/O nets length
  • Mercury+ AA1: Intel® FPGA Arria® 10 SoC module
  • Mercury+ PE1: versatile PCIe base board with up to two FMC low pin count (LPC) connectors, or one FMC high pin count (HPC) connector

Development Kit Software Contents

  • Reference Design (VHDL) with User Manual
  • Module Configuration Tool (MCT): Configure FPGA, program flash memory, read module information (type, serial number), monitor currents, configure re

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-8-5105552902558-mercury-aa1-user-manual-v06.pdfMercury+ AA1 User Manual06

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 See
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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