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Mars MA3

Intel® Cyclone® V SoC Module

Mars MA3 SoC Module Mars MA3 SoC Module (Front)
Mars MA3 SoC Module (Back)

End of life (EOL)

This product is End-of-Life. The product remains available until January 31, 2024 – Last Time Buy date. Please contact us for more information.


The Mars MA3 system-on-chip (SoC) module combines Intel's Cyclone V SoC device with fast DDR3L SDRAM, quad SPI flash, a Gigabit Ethernet and a Fast Ethernet PHY as well as an RTC and thus forms a complete and powerful embedded processing system.

The SO-DIMM form factor allows space-saving hardware designs as well as quick and simple integration of the module into the target application.

The Mars MA3 SoC module reduces development effort, redesign risk and improves time-to-market for your embedded system.



  • Built around Intel's Cyclone V SoC
  • Combines the flexibility of a CPU system with the parallel processing power and real-time capabilities of an FPGA system
  • Available in industrial temperature range
  • Supports USB 2.0, CAN and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Linux BSP and tool chain available
  • Powerful and compact FPGA board
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  • A complete and powerful embedded processing system in the industry-standard SO-DIMM form factor
  • Simple, low cost and yet rugged assembly
  • Simple and low-cost integration due to the on-board standard interfaces (USB, Ethernet, CAN)
  • High-bandwidth program and data memory due to the high-performance hard-macro memory controller
  • Lowest power consumption due to the high-efficiency DC/DC converters


  • Intel Cyclone V SoC
    • ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9
      (32 bit, up to 800 MHz)
    • Intel Cyclone V 28nm FPGA fabric
  • SO-DIMM form factor (67.6 x 30 mm, 200 pins)
  • 104 user I/Os
    • 16 ARM peripherals (SPI, SDIO, CAN, I2C, UART) from which 14 pins shared with FPGA I/Os
    • 76 FPGA I/Os (single-ended or differential)
    • 12 MGT signals (clock and data) for SX devices or 4 additional FPGA I/Os for SE devices
  • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 OTG PHYs
  • Fast Ethernet PHY
  • Up to 2 × 3.125 Gbps MGTs
  • Up to 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 64 MB quad SPI flash
  • 16 GB eMMC flash
  • Single 3.3 V supply voltage

Module Architecture

Mars MA3 Module ArchitectureClick image to enlarge

Not all features are available simultaneously – please check the documentation for any applicable constraints.
All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please verify component specifications with vendor’s datasheets.
Enclustra maintains an errata and revision history document for each product. Please also check the errata of the FPGA device and other components.

Product Selection Matrix

Product CodeSoC FPGADDR3L SDRAMPCIeQuad SPI FlashTemp. RangeStatus
MA-MA3-C6-7I-D10 5CSXFC6C6U23I7N 1024MB 64MB -40..+85°C
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Mars Heat Sink

Mars Heatsink (Top)

The Mars heat sink is an optimal solution to cool the Mars MA3 – it's low profile (less than 7 mm tall) and covers the whole module surface. It comes with a gap pad for the FPGA and four screws to attach it to the module PCB. With additional user configured gap pads, it is possible to cool other components on board as well.

Base Boards

Select one of these base boards to get started with development straight out of the box.

Base BoardDescription
Mars ST3 An ideal platform for display applications.
Mars EB1 An ideal platform for a stereo frame grabber and other video applications.


Operating System Support

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Target Applications

  • Embedded Computing
  • Data Acquisition
  • High-Speed Communications
  • Drive/Motion Control
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Image Processing

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