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CompactPCI® Serial

Cyclone®-V FPGA • 10 x RJ45 Ethernet

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CompactPCI® Serial • FPGA Based Universal Networking Platform

The SY8-CYCLONE is a CompactPCI© Serial peripheral board, equipped with a powerful FPGA, and up to ten RJ45 connectors for 100BASE-TX Ethernet. With its PCI Express© x4 interface, the Cyclone©-V FPGA can be used e.g. as Ethernet NIC, switch, router, or gateway. Industrial Ethernet real time protocols and custom specific applications may be integrated. As a 4HP front panel width solution the SY8-CYCLONE provides five RJ45 connectors. As an option, the board is available with ten Ethernet ports in a 8HP width front panel. A reference design based on Quartus© is available as starting point for customers.

The Intel© (formerly Altera) 5CGXFC7C6F23I7N Cyclone©-V FPGA operates over the industrial temperature range and contains 150K logic elements, and also hard IP for the PCIe Express© controller. In addition to non-volatile I2C memory, 512MB DDR3L soldered RAM is wired on-board to the Cyclone©-V FPGA.
As an option, the SY8-CYCLONE card can accommodate a mezzanine module with a secondary identical FPGA. This would allow either safety critical applications by redundancy, or additional logic elements for custom specific solutions.



Feature Summary

  • PICMG© CompactPCI© Serial (CPCI-S.0) peripheral slot board
  • Single Size Eurocard 3U 100x160mm2, front panel width 4HP or 8HP
  • CompactPCI© Serial backplane connector P1 for up to x4 PCI Express® lanes/link

  • Intel© (Altera) 5CGXFC7C6F23I7N FPGA
  • Hard IP PCI Express© interface
  • Industrial temperature range -40°C to +85°C
  • Logic elements 150K
  • Adaptive logic modules (ALM) 56480
  • Register 225920
  • Variable-precision DSP blocks 156
  • 18 x 18 multiplier 312
  • Alternate scalable FPGA devices on request (C4, C5, C9)

  • Five RJ45 front panel Ethernet connectors w. integrated magnetics
  • Option additional five RJ45 front panel Ethernet connectors w. mezzanine card
  • C80-EXP mezzanine card available (8HP common front panel assembly)C
  • 100BASE-TX & 10BASE-T Ethernet
  • PHYs TLK110, suitable for industrial Ethernet (e.g. EtherCAT, SERCOSIII, VARAN, ProfiNET, Ethernet/IP)
  • PHYs wired via RMII I/F to FPGA differential I/O
  • FPGA IP based Ethernet MACs (RMII)

Special Features
  • Two mezzanine connectors SC1/SC2 for optional mezzanine card C80-EXP (5 x PHY)
  • Scalable networking design 5 x RJ45 w. 4HP front panel width, 10 x RJ45 w. 8HP F/P
  • Alternate usage of SC1/SC2 for custom specific I/O
  • Mezzanine connector SD1 for C81-SI optional secondary FPGA mezzanine card (scalable FPGA design - single or dual FPGA solution)
  • Alternate usage of SD1 for custom specific I/O and test/debug
  • Custom specific basic FPGA board and/or mezzanine FPGA module design on request
  • Custom specific front I/O mezzanine card design on request (e.g. M12-D connectors)

  • General industrial networking, FPGA programmable
  • Ethernet switch and/or Ethernet NIC functionality
  • Mixed protocols industrial Ethernet/li>
  • Split-systems, hybrid systems, or system expansion applications
  • Hardware suitable for e.g. EtherCAT, SERCOSIII, VARAN, ProfiNET, Ethernet/IP
  • Multiprotocol router, gateway, bridge, firewall, security
  • Real time applications
  • Edge computing, IIoT
  • Data acquisition, data concentrator, data accelerator

Programming Support
  • FPGA Reference design available (for Intel© Quartus© Prime design software)
  • Linux test tool available
  • Custom specific FPGA programming on request

  • Designed & manufactured in Germany
  • ISO 9001 certified quality management
  • Long term availability
  • Rugged solution (coating, sealing, underfilling on request)
  • RoHS compliant
  • Industrial temperature range -40°C to +85°C
  • Humidity 5% ... 95% RH non condensing
  • Altitude -300m ... +3000m
  • Shock 15g 0.33ms, 6g 6ms
  • Vibration 1g 5-2000Hz
  • MTBF 24.8 years
  • EC Regulations EN55022, EN55024, EN60950-1 (UL60950-1/IEC60950-1)

SY8-CYCLONE - Simplified Block Diagram

SY8-CYCLONE - Simplified Block Diagram
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