FPGA Development Board with Intel Cyclone V E

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The Opal Kelly ZEM5305-A2 is an FPGA development board based on the Altera Cyclone V E FPGA with 25,000 logic elements, 25 DSP blocks, and 50 18×18 multipliers. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the ZEM5305 utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 3.0 for configuration downloads and FrontPanel communication, enabling an almost instant reprogramming of the FPGA and 340+ MB/s transfers between the FPGA and PC.

FrontPanel™ SDK

Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel SDK is an easy-to-use, robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to your PC, Mac or Linux hardware. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between your software and the FPGA internals, dramatically reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design.

FlashPrototyping and OEM Integration

Opal Kelly FPGA integration modules are designed to be the ideal turnkey solution for prototypes and OEM product integration. With the complete FrontPanel SDK, there’s simply no faster, more reliable, production-ready way to jump start your FPGA design.

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Integrated 512-MiByte DDR3 provides abundant on-board memory for high-performance applications, including image capture and data acquisition.



FrontPanel firmware enables the device as a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 peripheral supporting transfer rates over 340 MiB / s.



Power supplies are provided externally from your peripheral to reduce size and cost. This also eliminates switching supplies for noise-sensitive applications.



Lots of I/O are available on two mezzanine connectors for integration with external peripheral devices including access to three VCCO bank voltages.

Customer Deployments

  • Multi-channel neurophysiology measurements
  • Test equipment for cell phone manufacturing
  • Evaluation platform for semiconductors
  • Test equipment for infrared camera quality control
  • High throughput screen tools for drug discovery
  • X-ray and gamma-ray radiation detection devices
  • Prototype video processors for toys


  • Image or video capture / processing
  • Data acquisition
  • Digital communications
  • High-speed USB/FPGA co-processor
  • Evaluation platform for your product
  • Custom test equipment

Technical Specifications and Support

Features & Specifications

  • Smaller than a credit card at 64mm x 42mm x 6.81mm (2.52" x 1.65" x 0.27")
  • Compact type Micro-B USB 3.0 connector
  • Altera Cyclone V FPGA (5CEFA2U19)
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for configuration and control
  • FrontPanel Firmware
  • 512 MiB DDR3 SDRAM
  • 16-MiB SPI Flash with 15 MiB available for FPGA configuration boot or other storage
  • Configurable boot option: Flash or USB
  • Two 80-pin 0.8mm board-to-board connectors (Samtec BSE-040)
  • 94 user I/O including 2 GCLK pins available
  • 100 MHz low-jitter clock oscillator
  • Four LEDs
  • Independent access to three VCCO bank voltages
  • JTAG pins available via expansion connectors
  • Full FrontPanel SDK support
  • Complete Application Programmer's Interface (API) in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, and Java.