Altera Cyclone V

iWave Systems launched world’s first Altera Cyclone V SX SoC FPGA based Qseven compatible module for the increased system performance requirements. The dual ARM Cortex A9 core with the FPGA allows greater flexibility for the system designers and helps to lower the system cost and power consumption. The improved logic integration with integrated high speed transceivers and hard memory controllers provides increased bandwidth capacity which is ideal for cost-sensitive high end applications.


Industrial Automation, Smart Energy Systems, Video Surveillance, Defense & Aerospace



  • ARM Cortex A9 Dual core CPU integrated with FPGA with up to 110k LEs
  • Enhanced with integrated transceivers and hard memory controller
  • Readily available FPGA IP cores for integration
  • R2.0 Qseven compatible module





CPU: Qseven PCB Edge Connector Interfaces:
Altera’s Cyclone V SX SoC FPGA From HPS:
Integrated Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 Hard Processor Systems (HPS) Gigabit Ethernet – 1 Port (On-SOM PHY)
MEMORY: USB 2.0 Host – 4 Ports (On-SOM HUB)
512MB DDR3 with ECC for HPS CAN – 1 Port
16MB QSPI Flash* SD/MMC (8 bit)
On-SOM Micro SD Connector* WDOG – 1 Port
256MB DDR3 for FPGA I2C – 2 Ports
EPCQ Flash/QSPI Flash for FPGA* SPI – 1 Port
EEPROM* Debug UART – 1 Port
 On Board Peripherals Support: 2nd UART – 1 Port
 JTAG Header for FPGA Other Control IOs – Through HPS
JTAG Header for HPS* From FPGA:
DIP Switch for boot settings LVDS LCD – 2 Ports (FPGA Soft IP)/23 SE IOs
RTC Controller AC97/l2S Audio (FPGA Soft IP)/5 SE lOs
 80 Pin Expansion Connector: PWM
 FPGA l0s (up to 45 Single Ended l0s – SE l0s) FPGA lOs – 8 SE lOs
 9 TX LVDS Pairs/18 SE l0s From FPGA High Speed Transceivers:
5 Single Ended l0s PCLe Gen1 x 4 Lane
FPGA Dedicated Clock l0s: SATA (FPGA Soft lP)
General Purpose Clock Inputs (2 LVDS/2 SE) Form Factor:
General Purpose Clock Outputs (1 LVDS/2 SE) 70mm x 70mm Qseven Specification 2.0
Others: Power Input:
SMBUS/2 SE l0s 5V DC
FPGA JTAG Operating Temperature:
– 40 degrees C to +85 degrees C Industrial
Operating System:
Linux 3.10




  • OS SUPPORT: Linux 3.10
  • DELIVERABLES: Cyclone V SoC Qseven Module, Board Support Package, User Manual
  • OPTIONAL KITS: iW-RainboW-G7D-Q7 (Generic Qseven Development Kit)
  • CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT: BSP Development/OS Porting, Custom RTL Logic Development, Custom SOM/Carrier Development, Custom Application/GUI Development, Design Review and Support.

iWave Systems Technologies, established in 1999, focuses on Product Engineering Services involving Embedded Hardware, Software & FPGA. The company designs and develops cutting edge products and solutions. iWave has been an innovator in the development of highly integrated, high performance, low power and low cost System On Modules and Development Platforms. iWave’s expertise has brought out multiple SOMs based on ARM, Freescale, Intel Atom, Marvell and TI Processors.

iWave Systems has won the confidence of its customers over the years by being a reliable partner in developing innovative products. Our engineers combine outstanding System design experience to deliver Quality Solutions. iWave specializes across Industrial, Automotive and Medical domains. We support our customers by being time efficient, which in turn helps our customers accelerate time to market their products. iWave is a Windows embedded Silver partner and a winner of the Partner Excellence Award.