Mercury Starter

Base Board for Mercury FPGA Modules

Mercury Starter Base Board Mercury Starter Base Board (Front)
Mercury Starter Base Board (Back)


This product is deprecated, and no longer available.


The Mercury Starter board is equipped with a multitude of I/O interfaces for use with the Mercury 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 Mercury modules or for educational purposes.

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



  • Works with all Mercury FPGA modules
  • Suitable from prototype to series production
  • Small solution size (160x100 mm)
  • I/O interfaces for almost all applications


  • High-Speed FPGA and flash programming over USB from a host PC
  • 5 differential pairs per HDMI connector usable for various high-speed I/O applications
  • I/O extension capability through four robust I/O extension connectors


  • Mercury dual 168-pin Hirose FX10 connectors
  • Dual Ethernet RJ45 connectors
  • USB 3.0 connector
  • Dual HDMI 1.4 connectors (for display or LVDS applications)
  • Dual DisplayPort connectors
  • Quad general purpose I/O connectors
  • 4 Push-buttons, 4 LEDs
  • Battery holder for real-time clock
  • Single 12V supply voltage

Please note that the available features depend on the equipped Mercury FPGA module.
Not recommended for SoC modules.

Board Architecture

Mercury Starter Board ArchitectureClick image to enlarge

Product Selection Matrix

Product CodeSupported Mercury FPGA ModulesTemperature RangeStatus
ME-STA-C ME-CA1, ME-KX1 0..+70°C

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Target Applications

  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Industrial Automation
  • Embedded Computing
  • Communications
  • Digital Signal Processing

Related Products

  • Enclustra Mercury CA1 FPGA Module more
  • Enclustra Mercury KX1 FPGA Module more



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