Lark Board - Altera Cyclone V SoC Evaluation Kit

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Altera Lark BoardLark BoardLark Board is an evaluation board designed by Embest based on an Altera ARM (Cortex-A9 dual-core)+FPGA processor. The SoC, named 5CSXFC6D6F31 that comes from Cyclone V SX family, integrates not only the traditional FPGA fabric, but also an ARM Cortex-A9-based HPS (operating at 800MHz) and a high-speed transceiver (3Gbps Serdes) hard subsystem.
Lark BoardLark Board provides 1GB DDR3 SDRAM separately for both ARM and FPGA, and has 4 high-speed USB2.0 Host interfaces, a TF card slot for mass storage, a 12-bit camera interface, a VGA interface, a 24-bit LCD interface, PCIe, UART, JTAG, 3G bps SDI input/output and a HDMI interface. Additionally, two 2*200-pin connectors are mounted on the board in order to make the unused pins of HPS/FPGA available for users. Lark Board uses a switching power supply controller chip (integrated with inductor) that comes from Alteraís Enpirion family to provide a stable and efficient output for each BANK of FPGA. Meanwhile, it has two on-board DIP switches used to enable various voltage levels required by the different interfaces on the board with the purpose to facilitate power consumption evaluation conducted by users.
Lark BoardLark Board comes with a lot of FPGA example applications and the corresponding source code, Linux 3.10 and u-boot source code and Debian 7.4 system image, as well as schematics and key chipsí datasheets to help users implement evaluation and secondary development fast.
Features
  • Cyclone V SoC
  • On-board USB Blaster II
  • Supports VGA, LCD, SDI & HDMI
  • HPS Expansion
  • 4 x USB
  • PCIe
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Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the product.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future RoadTests.
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  • Ok I am getting crazy, but here is another idea: https://embeddedmicro.com/tutorials/mojo/ This board uses and Arduino chip to program the FPGA. So the IDE is just Arduino based. If you have a spare UNO around, this maybe a solution to injecting a binary blob to the board. Here is the software used:

    Install The Software

    There are two programs you need to use when working the Mojo. The first is ISE. ISE is a program provided by Xilinx (the FPGA manufacture) that does the actual synthesis from text to a file you can load onto the board. The program is rather big and the download takes a while. Head over to the ISE Setup Tutorial and set it up.

    The next piece of software you need is the Mojo Loader. The Mojo Loader is a small program that takes the .bin file that is generated by ISE and sends it to your Mojo. It simply acts as the glue. Follow the Mojo Loader Tutorial to get that setup.

    I would think something like this could be cobbled together. Just my two cents worth of ideas.

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  • Ok I am getting crazy, but here is another idea: https://embeddedmicro.com/tutorials/mojo/ This board uses and Arduino chip to program the FPGA. So the IDE is just Arduino based. If you have a spare UNO around, this maybe a solution to injecting a binary blob to the board. Here is the software used:

    Install The Software

    There are two programs you need to use when working the Mojo. The first is ISE. ISE is a program provided by Xilinx (the FPGA manufacture) that does the actual synthesis from text to a file you can load onto the board. The program is rather big and the download takes a while. Head over to the ISE Setup Tutorial and set it up.

    The next piece of software you need is the Mojo Loader. The Mojo Loader is a small program that takes the .bin file that is generated by ISE and sends it to your Mojo. It simply acts as the glue. Follow the Mojo Loader Tutorial to get that setup.

    I would think something like this could be cobbled together. Just my two cents worth of ideas.

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