Cyclone® V SoC Helio Base Board

Cyclone® V SoC Helio Base Board

The Helio Cyclone V SoC evaluation platform based around Altera's Cyclone V SoC series devices provides ease of use and is inexpensive to buy. The platform consist of a baseboard, an optional wide VGA touch screen LCD board and a series of ‘pico-modules' to add additional functionality to the platform - such as WiFi and temperature / humidity sensors.



Performance, Power, and Flexibility

Altera's new SoC solutions combine the latest ARM® CortexTM-A9 processors with industry-leading programmable logic. Users have the flexibility, low power and performance of a integrated ARM-based hard processor system (HPS) consisting of processor, peripherals and memory interfaces, combined with the FPGA fabric offering a high-bandwidth interconnect backbone. That means you get the performance and power savings of hard Intellectual Property (IP) and the flexibility of programmable logic. 

Key Helio platform features

Helio View upgrade kit features

  • Altera Cyclone V SoC
  • 8Gbit DDR3
  • Micro SD card
  • USB OTG, GbitEthernet, UART, GPIO
  • Linear Tech Power monitor
  • HSMC expansion connector
  • On-board USB Blaster II
  • WVGA (800x480) TFT LCD
  • Capacitive multi-touch
  • HDMI input
  • HDMI output
  • Two expansion connectors
  • Clean integration with the Helio board to make a compact, portable unit

Purchase the Helio kit and View separately or as a single unit

Helio board (base board)

 - Includes the Helio board, SD card, power and USB cables


BUY Helio Board

Helio View upgrade kit

 - Includes the LCD board, hardware to connect to Helio, and SD card with reference design


BUY Helio View upgrade kit

Helio View kit

- Includes the LCD and the Helio boards preassembeled, SD card with reference design, power and USB cables


BUY Helio View Kit

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Local SoC Workshops

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

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