Mars MA3

Altera® Cyclone® V SoC Module

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

Overview

The Mars MA3 system-on-chip (SoC) module combines Altera'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.

 

Highlights

  • Built around Altera'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

Benefits

  • 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
 

Features

  • Altera Cyclone V SoC
    • ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9
      (32 bit, up to 800 MHz)
    • Altera 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
    • 78 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-A4-8C-D10 5CSEBA4U23C8N 1024MB 64MB 0..+70°C no match
MA-MA3-A5-7I-D10 5CSEBA5U23I7N 1024MB 64MB -40..+85°C no match
MA-MA3-C5-8C-D10 5CSXFC5C6U23C8N 1024MB 64MB 0..+70°C no match
MA-MA3-C6-7I-D10 5CSXFC6C6U23I7N 1024MB 64MB -40..+85°C else
Custom Configurations Click to view custom configuration options
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Minimum order quantities apply for custom module configurations. Please contact us.

Pricing

Show prices in: EUR USD CHF

Product CodeMinimum Order Quantity1EURUSDCHF
1+30+100+1000+10000+1+30+100+1000+10000+1+30+100+1000+10000+
MA-MA3-A4-8C-D101201611511421158619117916813610218317216213198
MA-MA3-A5-7I-D1090218197176137103258234209162122248224200156117
MA-MA3-C5-8C-D109020818816913094247223200154111237214192148107
MA-MA3-C6-7I-D101244229215179134289271255212159278261245204153

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1: For non-preferred configurations, the minimum order quantity (MOQ) only applies if the modules are not in stock – please get in touch for more details.
All prices are non-binding estimates – please use the enquiry form or contact us for definitive pricing and lead-time information.

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.

To cool the module even further, a mounting slot in the center of the heat sink makes it easy to attach fans of different sizes – see the technical drawing for details. To order the Mars Heat Sink , add it in the order form next to the Mars MA3, for only EUR 9 / USD 10 / CHF 10.

Base Boards

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

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

 

Operating System Support

OS Details Availability Partner

linux

Linux

Available now Antmicro
  

Target Applications

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

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  • Mars EB1 Base Board more
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  • Universal Drive Controller IP Core more
  • Advanced Velocity Estimator IP Core more


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Support and Further Information


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