Mars PM3

Base Board for Mars FPGA Modules

Mars PM3 Pico-ITX Base Board Mars PM3 Pico-ITX Base Board (Front)
Mars PM3 Pico-ITX Base Board (Back)


This product is not recommended for new designs. The product remains in mass production until further notice. Please contact us for more information.

Upgrade to the Mars ST3

If you want to upgrade your current Mars Base Board, then have a look at the Mars ST3.



The Mars PM3 p-ITX board is equipped with a multitude of I/O interfaces for use with the Mars family of FPGA modules. The board is equally well suited for rapid prototyping and for building low-quantity FPGA systems without building custom hardware.

The board can also be used for production flashing of Mars modules or for educational purposes.

Build your FPGA system in minutes and start taking advantage of the powerful FPGA technology.



  • Compatible with Mars family FPGA and SoC modules (except for Mars XU3)
  • 300+MBytes/sec data transfer rate over USB 3.0
  • Suitable for prototype and series production
  • Small solution size (p-ITX, 100x72 mm)
  • Available in commercial and industrial temperature grade
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  • Compatible with a multitude of FMC board from different suppliers (data acquisition, motor control, display & camera interfaces, software defined radio)
  • Access of USB memory sticks, USB printers, USB Wi-Fi adapters etc. due to the USB host interface (SoC Modules only)
  • USB 3.0 communication for transfers up to 300+ MBytes/sec
  • High-Speed FPGA and flash programming over USB from a host PC
  • PCIe support using PCIe capable Mars modules and optional PCIe-HDMI adapter card
  • SoC boot from SD-card
  • Simple integration due to a single 12V supply voltage


  • 200-pin SO-DIMM connector for Mars modules
  • FMC low pin count connector (72 I/Os) and optional 40-pin I/O header (26 I/Os, shared)
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 connector
  • USB 3.0 Cypress EZ-USB® FX3™ device controller with Slave-FIFO interface
  • USB 2.0 host connector for SoC Modules
  • USB 2.0 UART device controller
  • SD-card connector
  • Mini HDMI connector for PCIe or LVDS applications
  • User EEPROM, system monitor, fan connector, buttons and LEDs
  • Internal and external 12V DC input connectors

Please note that the available features depend on the equipped Mars FPGA/SoC Module.

Board Architecture

Mars PM3 Board ArchitectureClick image to enlarge

Product Selection Matrix

Product CodeTemperature RangeStatus
MA-PM3-W -25..+85°C

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Accessory kits

Add an accessory kit to have everything you need ready to start your project - just select the relevant accessory kit option when ordering.

Accessory kit pricing:

Product Code Contents EUR USD CHF
ACC-BASE-USB2.0-JTAG Power supply, micro USB 2.0 cable, JTAG breakout board 42 44 42

Target Applications

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Industrial Automation
  • Embedded Computing
  • Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Motion Control
  • Medical Testing

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