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Does cyclone V has a processor in it?

Ashokraj
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Hi, I have recently started learning about FPGA. I am learning in intel learn portal. My doubt is does CYCLONE DE0-CV boards has an processor in it? 

 

I have purchased the followed development kit. 

https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?Language=English&CategoryNo=165&No=921#contents

 

From what i understand it consists of 49000 logic elements, 220 input output ports, few ALM's, 4 PLL.  In general, does core FPGA is a combination of LE+I/O, ALM's, PLL's, Clock's, Flash memory?  

 

Also I see there are HPS in some chips, what is hard processor systems and soft processor systems? 

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Many thanks,

Ashok

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_AK6DN_
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You can view the device family options for the CycloneV series here ...

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/683694/current/device-variants-and-packages.html

 

The part on that DE0-CV board is a low end CycloneV family device and it does NOT have an embedded hard processor subsystem (HPS).

The part is just logic cells.

 

That being said, you can always implement a soft processor (ie, compiled logic) given that you have enough resources on the chip.

 

To get s similar CycloneV board that includes a HPS subsystem in the FPGA you would look at something like the DE10-NANO:

https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?Language=English&CategoryNo=205&No=1046#contents

 

EBERLAZARE_I_Intel
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Hi,


Topping up to the previous comments, regarding the soft processor for our Intel FPGA products are the Nios II, Nios V.


For starters, you can check out the Nios II design and booting example:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/683689/current/configuration-and-booting-solutions-85825.html


Video example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGteIQqNfvY&ab_channel=IntelFPGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-K8VBa0Uk8


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EBERLAZARE_I_Intel
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Hi,


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