Altera/Intel-based DE5a-Net Arria 10 FPGA Development Kit


The Terasic DE5a-Net Arria 10 FPGA Development Kit provides a FPGA-based prototyping platform for system designs that require high speed connectivity, large design capacity, memory bandwidth, and programmability with high-performance and low-power consumption. It is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connectors, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of compute-intensive applications. 

Key Platform Benefits

  • Accelerates research by providing a feature-rich platform for implementing and validating embedded system architectures and algorithms
  • Addresses specific research needs through a hardware/software programmable system and application-specific daughter cards (e.g., analog interface module)
  • Enables a faster path to commercialization by sourcing commercial-grade components and through compliance with commercial standards and interfaces (e.g., PCI-express, Ethernet)


  • Intel FPGA (Altera) Arria 10 GX FPGA (10AX115) featuring:
    • 1,150k Logic Elements (LEs)
    • 53 Mb M20K memory
    • 3,036 18 x 19-bit multipliers
    • 1,518/1,518 hardened single-precision floating-point multipliers/adders
  • FPGA Configuration: On-board USB-Blaster II, JTAG and Fast Passive Parallel (FPP) configuration
  • Memory: 256 MB Flash, 2x 8GB 933 MHz DDR2 SODIMM
  • Connectors and Interfaces: 4 QSFP+ connectors, PCIe Gen3 x8 edge connector, 1 RS422 expansion header
  • General user I/O: 2 LEDs, 1 bracket LED array, 4 push-buttons and 2 slide switches, 8-position DIP switch, 2 seven-segment displays
  • Other components: Temperature sensor, power monitor, fan control


How to Access

The DE5a-Net platform has been delivered as a shared resource to a number of institutions participating in the Embedded Systems Canada (emSYSCAN) national project. For information on where these and other development systems are located (and who to contact to gain access), visit the Development Systems Community national catalog.

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