Mercury SA1

Altera® Cyclone® V SoC Module

Mercury SA1 SoC Module Mercury SA1 SoC Module (Front)
Mercury SA1 SoC Module (Back)


The Mercury SA1 system-on-chip (SoC) module combines Altera's Cyclone V ARM Processor-based SoC FPGA with fast DDR3 SDRAM, quad SPI flash, a Gigabit Ethernet PHY and an RTC and thus forms a high-performance embedded processing solution, combining the flexibility of a CPU system with the raw, real-time parallel processing power of an FPGA.



  • Built around the Altera Cyclone® V ARM® Processor-based SoC FPGA
  • Offers USB 2.0, PCIe® x4 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • Available in industrial-grade temperature range
  • Smaller than a credit card


  • A complete and powerful embedded processing system in a compact, space-saving form factor
  • Large, high-bandwidth memory, with up to 4 GByte of DDR3L SDRAM
  • High-bandwidth data transfer; PCIe® x4 interface, and a high number of available LVDS pairs provide high-speed data I/O at low integration cost
  • Lowest power consumption due to the high-efficiency DC/DC converters
  • Support for Linux, eCos and Android embedded operating systems


  • Altera Cyclone® V ARM® Processor-based SoC FPGA
    • ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9
    • Altera Cyclone V 28 nm FPGA fabric
  • Small form factor (56 × 54 mm)
  • 150 user I/Os
    • 16 ARM peripheral I/Os (SPI, SDIO, CAN, I2C, UART)
    • 134 FPGA I/Os (single-ended, differential or analog)
  • 6 MGTs (3.125 Gbps)
  • Up to 2 GByte DDR3L SDRAM
  • Up to 128 MByte quad SPI flash
  • PCIe® Gen1 x4
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 host/device
  • 2 × CAN, 2 × UART, SPI, 2 × I2C, SDIO/MMC
  • 5 to 15 V supply voltage

Module Architecture

Mercury SA1 Module ArchitectureClick image to enlarge

Product Selection Matrix

Product CodeSoC FPGADDR3L SDRAMPCIeTemp. RangeStatus
ME-SA1-C5-8C-D10 5CSXFC5C6U23C8N 1GB 0..+70°C no match
ME-SA1-C6-7I-D10 5CSXFC6C6U23I7N 1GB -40..+85°C
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Base Boards

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

Base BoardDescription
Mercury+ PE1 A feature-packed board with 3 different variants, compatible with all Mercury and Mercury+ modules.


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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