Achilles Instant-Development Kit Arria 10 SoC SoM

Product overview

The Arria 10 SoC SoM provides to developers the best Out-Of-The box experience combining the Best-In Class compact hardware platform and the most efficient intuitive software environment. 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.

REFLEX CES offers the possibility to buy the A10 SoC SoM  separately. We also offer a PCIe Carrier Board as an optional extra, or can propose the design of a custom Carrier Board.


Discover a quick video about our Achilles Workshop !

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, 10AS066H2F34I1SG, F34 package, speed grade -1
  • Logic elements (KLEs) (660)
  • M20K memory blocks (2,133)
  • M20K memory (Mb) (42)
  • MLAB memory (Mb) (5.7)
  • GFLOPS (1,519)

FPGA & Soft programming

  • AS configuration supported with EPCQL512, 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

  • 1x USB 3.0 device connectivity using Cypress FX3 super speed controller (660 KLE density)
  • 1x USB 2.0 Device/Host
  • 1x USB OTG support connected to the HPS
  • 2x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet interfaces connected to the HPS
  • 1x I²C slave interface (HPS can drive external device)
  • 1x UART connected to the HPS ( UART over USB interface)
  • 1x UART connected to System controller (MAX10 / UART over USB interface)
  • 1x 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):
    • LPC Top connector for 270KLE density
    • 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

Communications & interfaces : Arria 10 SoC SoM + starter board Arria 10 SoC SoM

  • Evaluation mode on desk with AC power supply
  • 2x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T (HPS)
  • 1x USB3.0 Micro B (FPGA)
  • 1x USB OTG Mini AB (HPS)
  • 1x I²C (HPS)
  • 1x UART(HPS) and System Controller interface (through USB connector and MAX 10)
  • On-board USB Blaster II
  • PMBus interface : Digital Power System management is ready, configure and interrogate the PSM Devices with LTpowerPlay


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

Form factor : Arria 10 SoC SoM

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

Form factor : Arria 10 SoC SoM + starter board Arria 10 SoC SoM

  • Size : 100 mm / 3.94 inches x 140 mm / 5.51 inches
  • Fan on top for Starter Kit evaluation mode

Standards and compliance

  • RoHS/REACH compliant
  • UL certified
  • ISO9001 Facility



In addition of the Achilles DevKit, you can order the PCIe Carrier Board 



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. 


Achilles Workshop by REFLEX CES :




  • Arria 10 SoC SoM
  • Starter board Arria 10 SoC SoM
  • Starter board schematics
  • VHDL test designs (included top level)
  • LTPowerPlay project
  • Reference Manual
  • Guidelines for baseboard development
    • Module Information (power consumption, decoupling, pairs lengths & impedances)
  • Mechanical files : 3D DWF/STEP models and 2D drawing (upon request)


Ordering information

  • Development Kit with SoM A10 "Turbo" version module // RXCA10S066PF34-IDK0SA (660 KLE, speed grade -1, commercial, 2 banks DDR4 / by 32bit / 8GBytes / @2400MT/s, eMMC 32GBytes, USB3.0, Bottom & Top connectors)
  • OpenCL BSP HPC (Host-In-x86) // RXCA10S0000F34-BSP0SB (upon request)
  • OpenCL BSP HPC (Host-In-HPS) // RXCA10S0000F34-BSP0SD (upon request)

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