The kit, which Arrow claims is the first available for this device family, includes a 55kLE Cyclone 10 LP FPGA and a wide range of interfaces and peripherals. The FPGA and peripherals are powered by the high-efficiency Enpirion DCDC modules.Arrow developed the kit together with Trenz Electronic GmbH.
The board has dual 10/100 Ethernet PHYs for ordinary network connectivity and industrial Ethernet protocols. Arrow partnered with Softing Industrial Automation GmbH to include an industrial Ethernet implementation for real-time protocols, such as PROFINET (RT and IRT), EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. Modbus TCP is also supported. All protocols are integrated using Softing’s modular subsystem architecture with its uniform software interface.
Data storage, transfer and modifications can be achieved with a variety of memories on the board, including 64 MBit HyperRAM, 256 MBit SDRAM and 64 MBit Flash.
Six PMOD connectors and an Arduino header are available to expand and adapt the board. A display output features a VGA connector, and an 8-channel ADC / DAC / GPIO expander gives maximum flexibility on IO signals.
Arrow USB Programmer2 is implemented for programming and debugging, together with Intel Quartus Prime FPGA design software. An integrated UART channel in the USB connection allows easy data communication between the application and a PC.
A step-by-step starter guide and a complete FPGA software package is available to address all components directly with the Cyclone 10 LP. A schematic and bill of materials can be used to investigate the details of the board or as a reference for a new FPGA design.
The Arrow Cyclone 10 LP Reference Kit supports all development phases, from the first prototype through to direct use in an end product. A full customization of the board is also possible on request, to achieve an efficient and optimized design for a specific application. The Arrow Cyclone 10 LP reference kit is available with order number C10LP-REFKIT.