Mouser and ReFlex CES sign global agreement for Arria 10 development kits

Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with provider of complex, high-density FPGA-based boards, ReFlex CES.

The agreement means Mouser stocks Reflex CES’s Attilla, Alaric, and Achilles Arria 10 Instant Development Kits (IDKs). All ReFlex CES IDKs are complete, out-of-the-box kits, combining a compact hardware platform with an efficient and intuitive software environment, says ReFlex CES.

ReFlex CES’s portfolio of Arria 10 IDKs provide all the hardware, software design tools, and pre-verified test designs necessary to develop solutions based on Intel Arria 10 FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and SoCs (system on chips).

The ReFLEX CES Attila IDK, based on the Intel Arria 10 FPGA GX, is designed for high-performance serial transceiver applications. The Atilla IDK is equipped with an advanced memory interface with DDR4 SODIMM up to 16Gbytes, extension inputs and outputs (I/Os), an on-board programmable PLL (programmable logic loop) oscillator, and an eight-lane PCIe. Network communications are developed using an RJ45 copper connector with 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet (through the RGMII reduced gigabit media-independent interface, PHY).

The Alaric IDK is based on Intel’s SoC FPGA technology, which integrates a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor sub-system into a user-customisable FPGA that leverages a high-bandwidth interconnect. Also designed for high-performance serial transceiver applications, this IDK is equipped with an advanced memory interface with DDR3 on-board memory up to 4Gbytes, a display output port for video and an eight-lane PCIe.

The Achilles IDK also features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore, as well as up to 660,000 advanced low-power FPGA logic elements, combining the flexibility and ease of programming a CPU with the configurability and parallel processing power of an FPGA, says Mouser. The kit is comprised of the Arria 10 SoC system-on-module (SoM) plus a starter board for quick prototyping and application testing. This IDK delivers signal integrity, and provides support for multi-Gigabit serial protocols including PCIe Gen3 and 10G Ethernet. Target applications for the ReFlex CES IDKs include video capture and processing devices, industrial products, test and measurement equipment, and medical devices.


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