Terasic TR5 FPGA Development Kit

TR5 FPGA development kit using the Altera Stratix V GX FPGA provides high-speed operation and transmission with large capacity up to 622K LE.

The board provides four FMC connectors and a 2×20 GPIO connector. It offers a total of more than 500 I/Os for users to expand the usage with the peripherals connected. There are built-in high-speed DDR3 memory and SSRAM to increase the bandwidth for accessing large amounts of data for high-speed computation. In addition, the board also has PCIe and SATA interfaces for high-speed data transmission.

The main applications of TR5 are ASIC prototyping validation and the establishment of prototype systems. The FMC connectors onboard are standard interfaces. Users can purchase or develop various FMC daughter cards to expand their system. For developers who need to use multiple FPGAs, they can leverage Terasic’s FMC or PCIe cable to establish an inter-stackable multi-boards communication system. Users can also purchase Terasic PCIe daughter card to communicate with host PC.

The TR5 development kit includes a variety of reference design examples for peripherals such as DDR3 SDRAM, SD card, USB-to-UART, SATA, PCIe, and an FMC connector. The kit is user friendly and enables users to quickly get started or verify the functions. The kit also provides a tool named “System Builder” software. It can automatically generate a complete Quartus project including pin assignment and clock configuration IP upon users’ selections of peripherals, FMC daughter cards, and a designated clock frequency. It helps users avoid time-consuming and error-prone manual pin-assignment work.

FPGA Device


  • 622K Logic Elements (LEs)
  • 57.16 Mbits Memory
  • 256 Variable-precision DSP Blocks
  • 512 18×18-bit Multipliers Blocks
  • 28 Fractional PLLs and 4DLLs
  • *FPGAs with higher LEs are also available. Please contact Terasic sales team.

FPGA Configuration

  • MAX II CPLD EPM2210 System Controller for Fast Passive Parallel (FPP x16) Configuration
  • On-board USB-Blaster II for use with Quartus II Programmer


  • 128MB Flash with a 16-bit Data Bus
  • 2MB SSRAM (1M x 16)


  • Up to 8GB Capacity
  • Maximum Clock Rate at 933 MHz

On-board Clocks

  • 50 MHz Fixed Oscillator
  • CDCM6208 Programmable PLL
  • LMK04906B Programmable PLL

SMA Connectors

  • SMA Connector Pair for Differential Clock Input and Output

Buttons, Switches and LEDs

  • 4 User-controllable LEDs
  • 4 Buttons for User-defined Inputs
  • 4 Slide Switches for User-defined Inputs

PCI Express Gen 3 x4 Connector

  • Support PCI Express Gen 3 x4 (8.0Gbps/lanes)
  • High-speed Transceiver Channels up to 8 Gbps
  • Support Downstream Mode


Two Serial ATA Ports

  •  SATA 3.0 Standard at 6Gbps Signaling Rate


 Four FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) Connectors

  • 2 HPC (high-pin count) FMC connectors up to 172 x2  Single-end I/O, 2 LPC (low-pin count) FMC connectors up to 76 x2 Single-end I/O
  • 10 Transceiver Channels for each HPC FMC connector and 1Transceiver Channel for LPC each HPC FMC connector
  • FMC VITA 57.1 Compliant
  • Adjustable VADJ : 1.2V/1.5V/1.8V/2.5V/3.0V.
  • Don’t support bidirectional LVDS due to Stratix V device only support single directional LVDS


One 40-pin Expansion Header

  •     36 FPGA I/O pins; 4 power and ground lines
  •     I/O standards: 3.3V


  • DC 12V Input

Block Diagram

Expansion with FMC Connector

Connect to the FMC daughter cards:  XTS-FMC and HDMI-FMC


Connect to the D8M-FMC FMC daughter card

Connect to TI JESD board through Terasic JESD-FMC adapter card

Board to board connection through FMC cable

Expansion with PCI Express Cabling Connector

Connect to PC with PCIe Cabling and Terasic PCA adapter card

Board to board connection through PCIe Cable


Expansion with SATA Connector

Board to board connection through SATA cable

Expansion with GPIO Connector

Connect to the D5M daughter card

Connect to the MTL2 daughter card

Connect to the LT24 daughter card

Continued with this, there are a lot of activities (Workshops/Videos/Application notes) please stay tuned with our YouTube channel as well as blogs to learn more. (Website: https://www.tenettech.com/browse/FPGA)

For any further assistance, please feel free to contact us at info@tenettech.com and we would be more than happy to help.

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