Altera Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit


Altera® Cyclone® V GX FPGA Development Kit offers a quick and simple approach to develop low-cost and low-power FPGA system-level designs to achieve rapid results. This kit supports a myriad of functionalities such as:

-FPGA prototyping

-FPGA power measurement

-Testing of XCVR I/O signal quality, up to 3.125 Gbps

-PCI Express® (PCIe® ) x4 lane with ~1,000 MBps transfer rate

-Endpoint or rootport

Featured devices

  • Cyclone V GX FPGA - 5CGXFC7D6F31C7NES
  • MAX ® V CPLD - 5M2210ZF256C4N (system controller)
  • MAX II CPLD - EPM240M100C4N (embedded USB-BlasterTM II)
  • MAX II CPLD- EPM240M100C4N (optional, third party security CPLD feature)


  • Embedded USB-Blaster II (JTAG)
  • Fast Passive Parallel (PFL)
  • Push buttons, DIP switches and LEDs

Memory devices

  • Two banks x40 bit DDR3 SDRAM with error correction code (ECC)
  • 512Mb flash memory and 18MB SRAM

Standard communication ports

  • USB 2.0
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • PCIe x4 Edge Connector
  • Universal high-speed mezzanine card (HSMC) (x 4 Xvcrs, x16 Tx LDVS, x16 Rx LVDS)
  • One serial digital interface (SDI) channel
  • Two SMAs for one transceiver channel


  • Programmable clock generator for FPGA reference clock input
  • 125 MHz LVDS oscillator for FPGA reference clock input
  • 148.5/148.35 MHz LVDS VCXO for FPGA reference clock input
  • 50 MHz single-ended oscillator for FPGA and MAX V FPGA clock input
  • 100-MHz single-ended oscillator for MAX V FPGA configuration clock input
  • SMA input (LVPECL)


  • Laptop DC Input 14 – 20V adapter
  • PCIe Edge Connector

System Monitoring Circuit

  • Power (Voltage, Current, Wattage)


  • PCIe card standard size (6.600" x 4.199")

  • Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit software contentFree software supported by Quartus® II software v12.0 SP2, Web Edition
    • Design examples
      • PCIe loop back and reference design
      • Board test system (BTS)*
      • Board update portal (BUP)*
      • Includes Nios® II embedded soft processor and Ethernet
      • Complete documentation (see Resources)




 Price  (USD)


Altera Cyclone V GX FPGA Development Kit




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