Achilles Arria® 10 SoC SoM board

Product overview

Featuring an ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore and up to 660KLEs of advanced low-power FPGA logic elements, the Arria® 10 SoC combines the flexibility and ease of programming of a CPU with the configurability and parallel processing power of an FPGA.

The target markets are as wide as Automotive, Video Broadcast, Machine and Intelligent Vision, Industrial, Military, Test & Measurement and Medical.

This System On Module is also available in a Development Kit :The Achilles DevKit.
We also offer a PCIe Carrier Board as an optional extra product compatible with any of REFLEX CES Arria® 10 SoC SOM's, or can propose the design of a custom Carrier Board.

"Lite" version
"Turbo" version
"Indus" version

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Benefits & features

  • Ultra compact form factor at only 86x95 mm (3.4x3.8 inches) is ideal for area constrained applications.
  • Careful board layout enables superior signal integrity, support for multi-Gigabit serial protocols, including PCIe Gen3 and 10G Ethernet.
  • Achilles Instant-DevKit is comprised of the Arria 10 SoC SoM plus a Starter board for quick prototyping and application testing.
  • Comprehensive reference designs available enable out-of-the-box experience, designs provided with source code.
  • Standard Linux Debian support, allows seamless porting of existing application software.


Tech spec


  • Dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore
  • Up to 1GHz
  • Enhanced with NEON Extension and Single & Double Precision Floating point unit
  • 32KB Instruction & 32KB Data L1 Cache
  • Shared 512KB L2 Cache
  • 256KB on-chip Memory


  • Arria® 10 SX, F34 package
    • 10AS027H3F34E2SG, speed grade -2, 270K Logic elements (KLE)
    • 10AS066H2F34I1HG, speed grade -1, 660K Logic elements (KLE)
    • 10AS066H2F34I1HG, speed grade -1, 660K Logic elements (KLE)
  • M20K memory blocks 2,133
  • M20K memory (Mb) 42
  • MLAB memory (Mb) 5.7
  • GFLOPS 1,519

FPGA & Soft programming

  • AS configuration supported with NOR Flash, remote upgrade support and failsafe functionality: AS, CvP, OpenCL support
  • eMMC 32GBytes (HPS) / Store U-boot, Kernel and RootFS(8GB on 270 KLE and 32GB on 660 KLE), HPS programming

Control & Ios : Arria® 10 SoC SoM

  • 1 x USB 3.0 device connectivity using Cypress FX3 super speed controller (660 KLE density)
  • 1 x USB OTG support connected to the HPS
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet interfaces connected to the HPS
  • 1 x I²C slave interface (HPS can drive external device)
  • 1 x UART connected to the HPS
  • UART connected to System controller (MAX10)
  • PCIe gen3 x8 Edge interface (Hard IP)

Main interfaces 1.8V FMC VITA 57.1 compliant* :

System-on-Module usage

  • 1x FMC LPC bottom connector with HPS signals and 14 transceivers (Bottom-Right)
  • 1x FMC HPC or LPC bottom connector depending on FPGA density (Bottom-Left):
    • LPC bottom connector for 270KLE density
    • HPC bottom connector for 660KLE density

Carrier board usage with 2 interfaces

  • 1x FMC LPC Top connector with 10 transceivers (Top-Right)
  • 1x FMC HPC or LPC Top connector depending on FPGA density (Top-Left):
    • HPC Top connector for 660KLE density

24 Transceivers (up to 11.3Gbps)

  • 10x XCVR dedicated to FMC HPC Top connector or to the FMC HPC Bottom connector (Top or Bottom-Left)
  • 10x XCVR dedicated to FMC LPC Top connector or to the FMC LPC Bottom connector (Top or Bottom-Right)
  • 4x additional XCVR dedicated to the FMC LPC Bottom connector (Bottom-right)


  • 80 LVDS bidirectional (or 160 Single ended) on FMC HPC Top connector (Top or Bottom-Left)
  • 32 LVDS bidirectional (or 64 Single ended) on FMC LPC Top connector (Top or Bottom-Left)


  • DDR4 HPS (1 bank by 32bit, 4GBytes) @2400MT/s for speed grade -1
  • DDR4 FPGA (1 bank by 32bit, 4GBytes) @2400MT/s for speed grade -1


  • DDR4 HPS (1 bank by 32bit, 4GBytes) @2133MT/s for speed grade -2
  • DDR4 FPGA (1 bank by 32bit, 4GBytes) @2133MT/s for speed grade -2


  • Power Management Bus support (PMBus) / coling solution provided
  • Compatible with heat spreader and heatsink (passive or active)

Form factor

  • Size : 86 mm x 95mm (3.4x3.8 inches)
  • 1 x Custom Heat Sink

In addition of the Arria® 10 SoC SoM you can order the PCIe Carrier Board.
Configuration & Monitoring

  • On board USB Blaster JTAG configuration circuitry to enable FPGA configuration over USB connector.
  • One µUSB connector allows interfacing UART bus and communicate with the MAX 10 and the HPS FPGA.
  • One connector for connecting a Linear Powerplay DC1613A USB cable
  • PMBus interface : Digital Power System management is ready, configure and interrogate the PSM Devices with LTpowerPlay

Communication Interfaces

  • PCI Express x8 2.5/5.0/8.0 Gbps (Gen 1, 2 or 3) on PCI Express edge connector
  • 1x QSFP+ quad optical cage (4 XCVR:10.3125 Gb/s per link)
  • 2x SFP+ single optical cage (2 XCVR : 10.3125 Gb/s per link)
  • 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T (HPS)
  • 1x USB3.0 Micro B (FPGA)
  • 1x USB OTG Mini AB (HPS)
  • Atmel Wifi 802.11 b/g/n IoT (Internet of Things) module which is specifically optimized for low power IoT applications. Module provides SPI and SDIO to interface to host controller.
  • One 1x10pts connector for connecting an LCD

Board Size

  • Standard height ( 111.15 mm / 4.376 inches) x Half length ( 167.65 mm / 6.600 inches) / Fan on top for SoMA10


  • Evaluation mode on desk with AC power supply or can be inserted into a PCIe slot and used as a PCIe card

Standards and compliance

  • RoHS/REACH compliant
  • UL certified
  • ISO9001 Facility

* There are four FMC connectors , but the two mirror connectors (Top and Botom on each side) share the same signals, the use of these two connector sis exclusive, one of the two connectors can be used at a time.

** Production Device with transceiver speed grade 3 can reach 11.3 Gb/s chip to chip links, The VITA 57.1 standard allows interfaces up to 10 Gb/s


Arria® 10 SoC disruptive System-on-Module by REFLEX CES :

Achilles Workshop by REFLEX CES :

Object detection demo using FPGA DNN IP :




Ordering Information

  • Board "Lite" version // RXCA10S027PF34-SOM00L
  • Board "Turbo" version // RXCA10S066PF34-SOM00T
  • Board "Indus" version // RXCA10S066PF34-SOM00I
  • OpenCL BSP HPC (Host-In-x86) // RXCA10S0000F34-BSP0SB (upon request)
  • OpenCL BSP HPC (Host-In-HPS) // RXCA10S0000F34-BSP0SD (upon request)

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