Borax SOM

The Mpression Borax SOM is a system on module card integrating an Intel® Cyclone® V SoC FPGA and necessary memory, power and external interfaces on a very small size card.
The Cyclone V SoC FPGA tightly integrates two ARM® Cortex®-A9 cores and FPGA fabric, enabling easy development of complex systems with advanced application processing and flexible hardware using FPGA resources.

By utilizing pin compatible packages, users can pick optimal FPGA and memory capacities for each phase of a design project, starting with a larger device for production and then picking the optimal price/performance option for mass production.

Borax Development Kit

The Mpression Borax Development Kit uses a base board that accepts a Borax SOM and which provides various external interfaces is also available, enabling parallel development of system software and hardware/FPGA design, resulting in shorter development times.

The Borax Development Kit also includes a touch-sensitive LCD display panel that provider user input and output during the development process. The connectors for the Borax SOM and the input/output connectors and buttons are still accessable with the LCD panel mounted on the base board.


Borax SOM in standard configuration

  • Cyclone V SoC - 5CSEBA2C8N
    • FPGA:25-110LE
    • Processor: Cortex-A9 Core x2 (667-925MHz)
  • MT41K128M16JT-125 - 128M x 16 bit (512MB) DDR3L SDRAM x 2
  • MT29F8G08ABABAWP:B - SLC 8Gb x 8 bit (16MB) NAND Flash
Ethernet PHY
  • KSZ9031RNXCA - 10/100/1000M Ethernet PHY
  • 50MHz, 25MHz
Power Supply
  • 4.5~5.5V supplied (AC adapter)
  • 1339C-31SRI - RTC with XTL
  • USB3300-EZK - USB High Speed Host/OTG PHY
  • HPS I/O : GPIO x 8, GPI x 14, UART x 2-8
  • FPGA I/O : GPIO x 123 (incl. LVDS TX x 12 pairs, RX x 5 pairs)
  • 208 pins 2mm pitch external headers(male) connect with base board
  • 95 mm x 55 mm

Borax Base Board

External Interfaces
  • RJ-45 x 3
  • USB OTG x 1
  • UART x 1
  • CAN x 1
Connection with Core Card
  • 208 pins 2mm pitch external headers (female)
FPGA Config.
  • On-board Intel® FPGA Download Cable
  • 800 x 480 resolution resistive touch LCD display
  • Push Switch
  • Dip Switch
  • SD Card Slot
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Description Download
Borax 3.0

BSP (Board Support Package) and U-boot Source of Borax board
Bsp (Board Support Package) and U-boot Source of Borax

CY7C65213 USB-UART driver
Demos of Linux and QT application programs
Demos of Linux and QT application
Dimension of Borax core board
Dimension of Borax core
Documents of Borax board
Documents of Borax
(FPGA) Quartus II reference project
(FPGA) Quartus II reference
Linaro GCC (GNU Compiler Collection)
Linaro Gcc (GNU Compiler Collection).zip
Linux source code of Borax board
Linux source code of Borax
QT source code
qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.5.tar.gz (QT source code).zip
The root file system
Rootfs (The root file system).zip
Schematics of Borax board
Schematics of Borax

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