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Altera Arria® II GX and GZ Low Power 6G Transceiver FPGAs

Altera Arria® Series FPGA Development Tools

Altera® offers a variety of hardware solutions and tools to accelerate the design process. The Arria® Series FPGA Development Tools offer a wide range of development kits that contain everything an engineer needs to create and implement a design in hours. These development kits deliver a complete system-level design environment that includes both the hardware and software needed to immediately begin developing FPGA designs.

Altera Arria® II Development Tools

Altera Arria® II GX FPGA Development Kit

The Altera Arria® II GX FPGA Development Kit delivers a complete system-level design environment that includes both the hardware and software needed to immediately begin developing FPGA designs. With this PCI-SIG®-compliant board and a one-year license for Quartus® II design software, you can develop and test PCI Express® (PCIe®)1.0 (up to x8 lane) designs, develop and test memory subsystems consisting of DDR2 and DDR3 memory, develop and test designs based on other protocol interfaces supported by the Arria II GX FPGA, such as Gbps Ethernet (GbE), serial digital interface (SDI), Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), OBSAI, SAS/SATA, and Serial RapidIO® (SRIO).


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Kit Contents
  • Arria II GX EP2AGX125EF35 FPGA in the 1152-pin fine-pitch ball-grid array (BGA) package
  • MAX® II EPM2210F256 CPLD in the 256-pin fine-pitch BGA package
  • On-board memory
  • FPGA configuration circuitry
  • On-board clocking circuitry
  • General user I/O pins
    • Displays
      • Four user LEDs
      • Two-line character LCD display
      • One configuration-done LED
      • One HSMC interface transmit/receive LED (TX / RX)
      • Three PCIe LEDs
      • Five Ethernet LEDs

    • Push-buttons
      • One user reset (CPU reset)
      • One MAX II CPLD reset
      • One load image (program FPGA from flash)
      • One image select (select image to load from flash)
      • Two general user push-buttons
    • Dual in-line package (DIP) switches
    • Power supply
    • Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit CD-ROM
    • Altera's complete Design Suite (download from Altera Download Center)
    • Power adaptor and cables


Altera Arria® II GX FPGA Development Kit, 6G Edition

The Altera Arria® II GX FPGA Development Kit, 6G Edition delivers a complete system-level design environment with the hardware and software needed to immediately begin developing 6G FPGA designs. With this PCI-SIG®-compliant board and a one-year license for Quartus® II design software, you can develop and test FPGA designs with transceivers supporting up to 6.375-Gbps data rates, develop and test memory subsystems consisting of DDR2 and DDR3 memory, develop and test designs based on other Arria II GX FPGA-supported protocol interfaces such as PCI Express® (PCIe®) 1.0, Gbps Ethernet (GbE), SDI, CPRI, OBSAI, SAS/SATA, and Serial RapidIO®.



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Kit Includes
  • Arria II GX EP2AGX260 FPGA in the 1,152-pin fine-pitch ball-grid array (BGA) package
  • Max® II EPM2210F256 CPLD in the 256-pin fine-pitch BGA package
  • Onboard ports
    • Two HSMC expansion ports
    • One GbE port
  • On-board memory
    • 128-MB 16-bit DDR3 device
    • 1-GB 64-bit DDR2 SODIMM
    • 2-MB SSRAM
    • 64-MB flash
  • FPGA configuration circuitry
  • On-board clocking circuitry
  • General user I/Os
    • LEDs/displays
      • Four user LEDs
      • Two-line character LCD display
      • One configuration-done LED
      • One HSMC interface transmit/receive LED
      • Three PCIe LEDs
      • Five Ethernet LEDs

  • Push buttons
    • One user reset (CPU reset)
    • One MAX II CPLD reset
    • One load image (program FPGA from flash)
    • One image select (select image to load from flash)
    • Two general user push buttons
  • Dual in-line package (DIP) switches
  • Power supply
  • Arria II GX FPGA Development Kit CD-ROM
  • Altera's complete Design Suite (download from Altera Download Center)
  • Power adaptor and cables
 

Altera Arria® V Development Tools

Altera® Arria® V GT FPGA Development Kit

The Altera® Arria® V GT FPGA Development Kit provides a complete design environment that includes all the hardware and software that you need to develop full FPGA designs and test them within a system environment. The development kit is RoHS compliant, and includes features of two FPGAs for system-level design, three I/O expansion slots, 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM memory, 4.5 MB of QDR II+ memory, and 1 Gb of flash memory, SFP+ connections, SMAs and the new Samtec Bullseye and the ability to measure individual power rails on each chip.

Additional Resources

Development Kit User Guide
Development Board Reference Manual


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Kit Contains
  • Unit 1: Arria V GT FPGA: 5AGTD7K3F40I3N
  • Memory
    • 1,152-MB x72 DDR3 SDRAM
    • 4.5-MB (1 Mb x 36) QDR II+ SRAM
    • 1-Gb sync flash (x16)
  • Communication ports
    • PCI Express® (PCIe®) x8 edge connector
    • HSMC Port A (four transceiver channels)
    • USB 2.0
    • Gbps Ethernet
    • Chip-to-chip bridge with 29 LVDS inputs and 29 LVDS outputs, and x8 transceivers
    • One SFP+ channel
    • Bullseye connector (x1 channel)
    • SMA connectors (x1 channel)
  • JTAG, Fast Passive Parallel (FPP), and Parallel Flash Loader (PFL) configuration
  • Buttons, switches, LEDs, and displays
    • One reset configuration push button
    • One CPU reset push button
    • Three user push buttons
    • Two configuration push buttons
    • Eight dual in-line package (DIP) switches
    • 16 user LEDs (eight bi-color diodes)
  • EPM2210GF324 system controller
  • EPM570GM100 on-board USB-Blaster™ II download cable
  • Clocking: 50-MHz oscillator or 100-MHz and 125-MHz programmable oscillators with SMA input (LVPECL)
  • Power
  • Laptop DC input
  • PCIe edge connector
  • System monitoring
  • Loopback and debug HSMC cards
  • Power adapter and cables
  • Arria V GT FPGA Development Kit software

  • Unit 2: Arria V GT FPGA: 5AGTD7K3F40I3N
  • Memory
    • x64 DDR3 SDRAM soft controller (or x32 hard intellectual property (IP) controller)
  • Communication ports
    • HSMC Port B (four transceiver channels)
    • FMC Port (four transceiver channels)
    • Chip-to-chip bridge with 29 LVDS inputs and 29 LVDS outputs, and x8 transceivers
    • One serial digital interface (SDI) channel
    • Bullseye connector (one transceiver channel)
    • SMA connector (one transceiver channel)
  • JTAG, Fast Passive Parallel (FPP), and Parallel Flash Loader (PFL) configuration
  • Buttons, switches, LEDs, and displays
    • One CPU reset push button
    • Three user push buttons
    • Eight DIP switches
    • 16 user LEDs (eight bi-color diodes)
  • EPM2210GF324 system controller
  • EPM570GM100 on-board USB-Blaster™ II download cable
  • Clocking: 50-MHz oscillator or 100-MHz and 125-MHz programmable oscillators with SMA input (LVPECL)
  • Power
  • Laptop DC input
  • PCIe edge connector
  • System monitoring
  • Loopback and debug HSMC cards
  • Power adapter and cables
  • Arria V GT FPGA Development Kit software

Quartus® II Development Software

Quartus® II Web Edition Software

Quartus® II Web Edition FPGA design software includes everything you need to design for the following Altera® FPGA and CPLD families:

  • Cyclone® II, Cyclone III, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V FPGAs
  • Arria® II GX FPGAs: EP2AG45 only
  • All MAX® CPLDs
Features
Operating Systems Supported (Web Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (32 bit) and 6.0 (64 bit)
  • CentOS 5.0 (32 bit) and 6.0 (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (32 bit)

Quartus® II Subscription Edition Software

Quartus® II software v12.0, the industry's number one software in performance and productivity for CPLD, FPGA, SoC FPGA, and HardCopy® ASIC designs, is now available for download. This version continues to provide an industry-leading productivity advantage by delivering up to 4X faster compile times for 28-nm high-density FPGA designs compared to the previous release. The Quartus II software v12.0 also includes initial support for the ARM-based Cyclone® V SoC FPGA as well as expanded support for the latest 28-nm devices–the Stratix® V, Arria® V, and Cyclone V devices.

Features
  • Faster compile time
  • PowerPlay Power Analyzer
  • TimeQuest Timing Analyzer
  • SOPC Builder System Development Tool
Operating Systems Supported (Subscription Edition)
  • Microsoft Windows XP / 7 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (32 and 64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 SP1 (32 and 64 bit)
Learn More About Quartus® II Software
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