Mercury SA1

Intel® 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 Intel's Cyclone V ARM Processor-based SoC FPGA with fast DDR3 SDRAM, eMMC flash, 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 Intel 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
  • Linux BSP and tool chain available
  • Powerful and compact FPGA board


  • A complete and powerful embedded processing system in a compact, space-saving form factor
  • Large, high-bandwidth memory, with up to 2 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 operating systems


  • Intel Cyclone® V ARM® Processor-based SoC FPGA
    • ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9
      (32 bit, up to 800 MHz)
    • Intel Cyclone V 28nm FPGA fabric
  • Small form factor (56 × 54 mm)
  • 178 user I/Os
    • 134 FPGA I/Os (single-ended, differential)
    • 28 MGT signals (clock and data)
    • 16 ARM peripheral I/Os (SPI, SDIO, CAN, I2C, UART)
  • 6 × 3.125 Gbps MGTs
  • Up to 2 GByte DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB eMMC flash (starting R3)
  • 64 MB QSPI flash
  • PCIe® Gen1 x4
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 2.0 OTG
  • 2 × CAN, 2 × UART, SPI, 2 × I2C, SDIO/MMC
  • 5 to 15 V supply voltage

Module Architecture

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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 SDRAMPCIeTemp. RangeStatus
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.
Mercury+ ST1 A flexible board optimized for video applications and the perfect fit for our 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

Related Products

  • Mercury+ ST1 Base Board more
  • Mercury+ PE1 PCIe Base Board more
  • Universal Drive Controller IP Core more



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