Mercury+ AA1 SoC module
At the heart of the high-end Mercury+ AA1 SoC module from FPGA specialists Enclustra is the Intel Arria 10 SoC, in 20 nm technology, with integrated dual-core ARM processor. In addition to up to 286 user I/Os, 12 multi-gigabit transceivers each offer a data transfer rate of up to 12.5 Gbps. Interfaces for USB 3.0, PCIe Gen3 x4/Gen2 x8 and Gigabit Ethernet mean that the connectivity requirements of almost all applications can easily be met; its DDR4 SDRAM with ECC also means that immense data throughput with guaranteed integrity is possible.
The module is available in both commercial and industrial temperature ranges, and needs just a single 5-15 V supply for operation and has a planned availability of 10 years.
Reference design and Linux at the push of a button
Enclustra offers a broad design-in support for their products. With the Mercury+ PE1-300 or Mercury+ PE1-400 baseboards, the Mercury+ AA1 can be a powerful development and prototyping platform. Further expansion options are provided by the LPC/HPC FMC connectors on the PE1 base board, compatible with a huge range of plug-in cards from various manufacturers – ADCs, DACs, motor control cards and RF links are just a small selection of possibilities.
Enclustra also offers a comprehensive ecosystem for the AA1, offering all required hardware, software and support materials. Detailed documentation and reference designs make it easy to get started, in addition to the user manual, schema, a 3D-model, PCB footprint and differential I/O length tables.
The Enclustra Build Environment can be used to compile the Enclustra SoC modules with an integrated ARM processor very smoothly. The module and base board are selected by a graphical interface. After that, Enclustra Build Environment downloads the appropriate Bitstream, First Stage Boot Loader (FSBL) and the required source code. Finally, U-Boot, Linux and the root file system based on BusyBox are compiled.
Thanks to the family concept with compatible connectors, different Modules can be used on the same Baseboard, such as the Altera Cylcone V SoC-based Mercury SA1 or Mercury+ SA2.
- Altera Arria 10 ARM Processor-based SoC FPGA
- ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 (1.2 GHz)
- Altera Arria 10 20 nm FPGA fabric
- Small form factor (74 x 54 mm)
- 286 user I/Os
- 18 ARM peripheral I/Os (SPI, SDIO, CAN, I2C, UART)
- 212 FPGA I/Os (single-ended, differential or analog)
- 12 MGTs (Up to 10.3125 Gbps)
- Up to 4 GByte DDR4 ECC SDRAM
- 16 GByte eMMC flash
- 64 MByte quad SPI flash
- PCIe Gen3 x8
- Gigabit Ethernet
- USB 3.0 device
- USB 2.0 host/device
- UART, SPI, I2C, SDIO/MMC
- 5 to 15 V supply voltage