Altera Arria 10 module promises universal connectivity

March 03, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Enclustra's Mercury+ AA1 is what the company claims to be the first SoC module based on the Altera Arria 10 SoC, in 20 nm technology.

The FPGA integrates a dual-core ARM processor, up to 286 user I/Os, and 12 multi-gigabit transceivers each supporting a data transfer rate of up to 12.5Gbps. 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 operates from a single 5-15V supply.

With the Mercury+ PE1-300 or Mercury+ PE1-400 baseboards, the Mercury+ AA1 can turn into 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.

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