We planned to use partial reconfiguration with the Cyclone V series of SoC-FPGAs.Now the cyclone v device overview (CV-51001) states that --- Quote Start --- The partial reconfiguration feature is available for Cyclone V E, GX, SE, and SX devices with the "SC"suffix in the part number. For device availability and ordering, contact your local Altera sales representa‐tives. --- Quote End --- To our knowledge, not a single development board exists that has a Cyclone V part with the sc suffix on it. Please let us know if there are any. Are we supposed to create a full-fledged development board ourselves just to evaluate the partial reconfiguration feature? On a side note: Is HPS-initiated partial reconfiguration on Altera devices associated with any additional cost (IP or subscription software)?
Buy a development board with the same device family (Cyclone V) and footprint you need (ie, package style, F484 or whatever) and then procure the -SC series parts from Altera, and have them reworked onto the development board (ie, remove current FPGA, replace with -SC part). Third party job shops can easily do this and the labor charge will be on the order of couple hundred dollars at most.
--- Quote Start --- Any form of partial reconfiguration requires the paid version of Quartus. --- Quote End --- Plus a PR IP-core? Can anybody tell me what the *total cost* of using PR with Altera Cyclone V devices is?