Cyclone V SoC Helio Board

Cyclone V SoC Helio Board


Helio is starter kit to evaluate latest Cyclone V SoC ARM-based FPGA. It provides rich features and software compatible with Altera SoC development board. Engineers can evaluate Cyclone V SoC with Helio board in an easy, simple, and cost effective way


Helio board Features

  • Main device: Cyclone V 5CSXFC6C6U23ES SoC with Dual-core ARM® Cortex™ A9 processor
  • Power device: LTC2978, LTC3605, LTC3613, LTC3026, LT3509
  • Memory: Micron DDR3 2Gb @ 32bit @ 533MHz ECC
  • Configuration: On board USB Blaster II, Configuration ROM, JTAG
  • Software:Yocto Linux BSP support
  • Interfaces:  HSMC, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 OTG, UART, SD card, GPIO, LCD
  • Other Features:  Power Supply Monitor by Linear Technology, Real Time clock, Buttons, LEDs, Switches
  • (Optional):Wide VGA(800X480)LCD touch panel, Wifi module, temperature, humidity sensors WVGA (800x480) TFT LCD

Helio View upgrade kit

  • WVGA (800x480) TFT LCD
  • Capacitive multi-touch
  • HDMI input
  • HDMI output
  • Two expansion connectors (PCIe female style for edge connector "pico" boards)
  • Acrylic mechanical design for clean integration with the Helio board to make a compact, portable unit


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Local SoC Workshops

Cytech is pleased to offer hand-on workshop to provide practical experience for local engineers. Participants will be able to get started to design Cyclone V SoC project development rapidly.

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Macnica Cyclone® V SoC Helio Base Board will be available beginning in May 2013.

Helio Display upgrade kit will be available beginning in Oct 2013

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Last update: 6 Sept 2013

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