For Cyclone 5 FPGAs, what is the maximum size of the DDR3 memory in GB that can be connected to the FPGA hard memory controller and the HPS memory controller?I took a fast look on the datasheet but could not find the answer.
Hi,according to the handbook "cyclone v devices support up to two hard memory controllers for ddr3, ddr2, and lpddr2 sdram devices. each controller supports 8 to 32 bit components of up to 4 gigabits (gb) in density with two chip selects and optional ecc. for the cyclone v soc devices, an additional hard memory controller in the hps supports ddr3, ddr2, and lpddr2 sdram devices." (https://www.altera.com/en_us/pdfs/literature/hb/cyclone-v/cv_51001.pdf#page=26) Cheers, fade
In most eval kits I saw ( I also tried designing my board) I found that they use 1GB DDR3 (two chips each 4Gbits and each is 16-bit width) and once chip select is used. The chip select 0 of the Cyclone 5 SOC is connected to the two DDR3 chips.Does this mean I can use 2GB DDR3 for the FPGA or the SOC?
Maximum size will be determined by the specific Cyclone V device you chose, the IP and the number of instances of that IP you're allowed/able to fit in the device. I suggest you play around with the IP configuration tool for the device you're interested in.Cheers, Alex