Cyclone V GX Starter Kit

From Terasic Inc.

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Board Category: Development Kit

Components & Interface: Converter: AD; Expansion: Generic, HSMC

End Market: Automotive, Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Consumer, Industrial, Test & Measurement

Technology: ASIC Prototyping, DSP, Embedded Design, General Purpose, Interface Protocols

Cyclone Series: Cyclone® V: Cyclone® V GX

Board Feature: General User IO: 7 Segment Display, LED, Push Button, Slider Switch


The Cyclone® V Starter Kit presents a robust hardware design platform built around the Intel® Cyclone V GX FPGA, which is optimized for the lowest cost and power requirement for transceiver applications with industry-leading programmable logic for ultimate design flexibility. With Cyclone V FPGAs, you can get the power, cost, and performance levels you need for high-volume applications including protocol bridging, motor control drives, broadcast video converter and capture cards, and handheld devices. The Cyclone V Starter Kit development board includes hardware such as Arduino Header, on-board USB Blaster, audio and video capabilities and much more. In addition, an on-board HSMC connector with high-speed transceivers allows for an even greater array of hardware setups. By leveraging all of these capabilities, the Cyclone V Starter Kit is the perfect solution for showcasing, evaluating, and prototyping the true potential of the Intel Cyclone V GX FPGA.

Order Information

Ordering Code
P0150$179Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • 77K LEs; On-Board USB Blaster; Six 3.125G Transceivers
  • 4MB SDRAM, X16 Bits Data Bus; 4Gb LPDDR2 x32 Bits Data Bus; Micro SD Card Socket
  • HSMC; One 2x20 GPIO Header; 24-bit CODEC, Line-in, Line-out, and Microphone-in Jacks
  • Arduino Header, including Analog Pins; SMA x4 (DNI), One-lane 3.125 Transceiver, HDMI TX
  • 18 LEDs, 10 Switches, 4 Buttons, Four 7-Segment Displays, 1 CPU Reset Push Button

Development Kit Software Contents

  • C5G Control Panel
  • C5G System Builder
  • Schematic and Mechanical Drawing
  • Memory Design

Support Document

File Name
doc-us-dsnbk-42-3812460810467-c5g-user-manual.pdfC5G User Manual1.2

Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 13.1
Required Collateral Available
User Guide Y
Board Schematics Y
Reliability / Quality Assurance

Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Parts per Million (PPM)
Board Policy
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy If you want to make a return, please write an email to us within 7 days after you've received the product. The product must be unopened. (If the package is damaged upon receipt, please take photos and inform us immediately.) For more details, please visit:
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant N. N/A
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

Reference Designs from System CD for customers to access all the peripherals on board.

Additional Compliance
ISO 9000 & 9001

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