Article ID: 000085187 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 02/28/2013

Why are additional transceiver banks available in my Cyclone V device?



Cyclone® V FPGA transceiver banks are grouped and named differently than Stratix® V or Arria® V devices.

The Cyclone V transceiver banks consist of 3 transceivers per bank rather than the 6 that are found in Stratix V and Arria V devices. Internal Cycone V clocking including x6 and xN clock networks are similar to the Stratix V and Arria V devices. The additional transceiver banks in Cyclone V are confined to a difference in name only.

Some earlier versions of the Cyclone V Handbook may show 6 transceivers per bank but this is incorrect and will be updated in a future release.  Quartus® II already reflects this name change as shown in the Pin Planner, output reports, etc., and pinout spreadsheets available on the Altera website also reflect this name change.

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This article applies to 5 products

Cyclone® V SX SoC FPGA
Cyclone® V GT FPGA
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Cyclone® V FPGAs and SoC FPGAs



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