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Mpression Borax SOM

System on Module with Intel® Cyclone® V SoC FPGA


Borax SOM


Borax Development Kit


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.


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

FPGA/Processor :  Cyclone V SoC - 5CSEBA2C8N
 - FPGA:25-110LE
 - Processor: Cortex-A9 Core x2 (667-925MHz)
Memory :  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
Clock :  50MHz, 25MHz
Power Supply :  4.5~5.5V supplied (AC adapter)
Others :  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
Dimensions :  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
Display:    800 x 480 resolution resistive touch LCD display
Others :  Push Switch
 Dip Switch
 SD Card Slot




Borax Reference Manual version 1.0
Dimension of Borax core board version 2.0.1
Schematic of Borax core board version 2.0.91
Schematic of Borax base board version 2.0.85
Schematic of Borax base board version 3.0
Quartus II reference project and BSP image for Borax SOM
CY7C65213 USB-UART driver
Linaro Gcc (GNU Compiler Collection)
Linux source code of Borax board
qt-everywhere-opensource-src-4.8.5.tar.gz (QT source code)

Rootfs (The root file system)