Altera Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit


The Altera® Stratix® V GX Transceiver Signal Integrity (SI) Development Kit provides a platform for electrical compliance testing and interoperability analysis. The accessibility to multiple channels allows for real-world analysis as implemented in the system with transceiver -channels available through SMA and popular backplane connectors. You can use this development kit to perform the following tasks:

-Evaluate transceiver link performance from 600 Mbps to 12.5 Gbps

-Generate and check pseudo-random binary sequence (PRBS) patterns via a simple to use GUI (does not require the Quartus® II software)

-Access advanced equalization to fine tune link settings for optimal bit error ratio (BER)

Perform jitter analysis

-Verify physical medium attachment (PMA) compliance to 10GbE, 10GBASE-KR, PCI Express® (PCIe®)(Gen1, Gen2, and Gen3), Serial RapidIO®, Gigabit Ethernet, 10-Gigabit Ethernet XAUI, Common Electrical I/O (CEI) 6G, CEI-11G, high-definition serial digital interface(HD-SDI), Interlaken, and other major standards

-Use the built-in high speed backplane connectors to evaluate custom backplane performance and evaluate link BER

Featured device

  • 5SGXEA7N2F40C2N

Configuration status and set-up elements

  • JTAG
  • On-board USB-BlasterTM
  • Fast passive parallel (FPP) configuration via MAX® II device and flash memory
  • Two configuration file storage
  • Temperature measurement circuitry (die and ambient temperature)


  • 50 MHz, 125 MHz, programmable oscillators (preset values: 624 MHz, 644.5 MHz, 706.25 MHz, and 875 MHz)
  • SMA connectors for supplying an external differential clock to transceiver reference clock
  • SMA connectors for supplying an external differential clock to the FPGA fabric
  • SMA connectors to output a differential clock from the FPGA's phase-locked loop (PLL) output pin

General user input/output

  • 10-/100-/1000-Mbps Ethernet PHY (RGMII) with RJ-45 (copper) connector
  • 16x2 character LCD
  • One 8-postion dipswitch
  • Eight user LEDs
  • Four user pushbuttons

Memory devices

  • 128-megabyte (MB) sync flash memory (primarily to store FPGA configurations)

High speed serial interfaces

  • Seven full-duplex transceiver channels routed to SMA connectors
    • Short trace routed on a micro-strip
    • Six strip-line channels from the with all the trace lengths are matched across channels
  • 21 full-duplex transceiver channels routed to backplane connector
    • Seven channels to Molex® Impact® connector
    • Seven channels to Amphenol® XCede®
    • Seven channels to footprint of Tyco Strada® Whisper® (connector is not populated)


  • Laptop DC input
  • Voltage margining

  • Altera's Complete Design Suite (download from Altera download center )
    • Quartus II software includes support for Stratix V FPGAs
    • 1-year license included
    • Nios® II Embedded Design Suite
    • MegaCore® intellectual property (IP) library includes PCIe, Triple-Speed Ethernet, Serial Digital Interface (SDI), and DDR3 SDRAM High-Performance Controller MegaCore IP cores
    • IP evaluation available through OpenCore Plus
  • Board Update Portal
    • Featuring Nios II web server and remote system update
  • GUI-based Board Test SystemComplete documentation
    • Interfaces to PC via JTAG
    • User controllable PMA settings (pre-emphasis, equalization, and so on)
    • Status indication (errors, BER, and so on)
  • User guide
  • Reference manual
  • Board schematics and layout design files



 Price  (USD)


Altera Transceiver Signal Integrity Development Kit,

Stratix V GX Edition



Contact Us


Int'l Calls: 0044 792 419 6687

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Manufacturer

Our Manufacturer

Follow Us