FPGA Development Board with Intel Cyclone V E

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5CEFA4F23C7N, 512 MiB
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5V Power Supply
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The ZEM5310 is a USB 3.0 FPGA development board based on the highly capable Altera Cyclone V E FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the ZEM5310 utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 3.0 for configuration downloads, enabling speedy FPGA configuration and data transfer. With integrated SDRAM, power supplies, and platform flash, the ZEM5310 is the latest addition to Opal Kelly’s most popular form-factor.

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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512 MiB DDR3

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



Measured performance at over 340 MiB/s for real-world data transfers to/from the PC.



Integrated 16 MiB of on-board serial Flash for standalone FPGA booting and miscellaneous nonvolatile memory and a separate 16 MiB serial Flash for exclusive FPGA use.



High-efficiency switching power supplies provide stable, dependable power to the FPGA. In many applications, there is enough extra juice to also supply your board.

Customer Deployments

  • CMOS image sensor test equipment
  • Radar system - test interface, system integration, field testing
  • Evaluation platform for semiconductors
  • Bioinformatics co-processors
  • Camera interface for IR and LIDAR 3D cameras
  • Equipment for analyzing satellite imagery
  • Design of equipment for mineral exploration
  • University research
  • University classroom design projects


  • Image or video capture / processing
  • Data acquisition
  • ASIC / hardware-based simulation and verification
  • Bioinformatics (DNA search and pattern matching)
  • Digital communications
  • High-speed USB / FPGA co-processor
  • Evaluation platform for your product
  • Custom test equipment
  • Cryptography
  • Data Security

Technical Specifications and Support

Features & Specifications

  • Altera Cyclone V E (5CEFA4F23C7N) (Note: -7 speed grade)
  • 2x 16-MiB serial flash (Numonyx N25Q128A)
  • 512-MiByte DDR3 (Micron MT41K256M16TW or equivalent)
  • Small form-factor -- smaller than a credit card at 75mm x 50mm x 15.88mm (2.95" x 1.97" x 0.63")
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface (Cypress FX3) for configuration and data transfer
  • Measured performance over 340 MiB/s
  • Self-powered by external DC source
  • Low-jitter 100 MHz clock oscillator
  • Four LEDs
  • Two 80-pin 0.8mm Samtec board-to-board connectors (BSE-040)
  • 106 user I/O including 2 CLKOUT and 4 CLK
  • Independent access to two VCCO bank voltages
  • JTAG pins available on the expansion connectors
  • Full FrontPanel virtual control panel support
  • Complete Application Programmer's Interface (API) in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, and Java