The SpiderSoM is a programmable, non-volatile solution based on Intel® MAX®10 FPGA, which enables it to deliver full-featured FPGA capabilities: support for various soft-core CPUs, video-processing algorithms, etc. The SpiderSoM promotes the free and open design concept: all resources, like i.e. design files, gerber, source code, etc. are available under certain open licenses. The SpiderSoM is available as a low cost and extremely flexible platform which enables user to setup a running system according to the required specification in a very short time.
This module can be considered as a cost-optimized alternative to the MX10 module.
- MAX 10 FPGA in F256 package
- Module supports wide range of the devices: from 10M04DC to 10M50DA
- Optional 4 MByte SPI NOR
- Optional 4 GByte e.MMC
- Optional 128/256/512MByte DDR3 DRAM (for 10M 16/25/40/50 FPGAs)
- Programmable clock generator and PLL, with optional external reference input
- 178 FPGA GPIO pins, including 13 LVDS transmitters and 54 receivers
- RTC with battery backup
- Programmable high-efficient PMIC, FPGA IO voltages are configurable
- Optional Li-Ion/Li-Pol charger
- Size: 70mm x 35mm
MX10 and SpiderSoM modules provide a USB device interface implemented with a Microchip PIC16F1454 microcontroller (MCU).
On the host side Linux is supported as Operating System, currently Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is marked as a reference base.
On the SoM side the MCU is connected to three interfaces:
- UART - Accessible as standard serial device ( /dev/ttyACMx ).
- Connected to the FPGA.
- I2C - Accessible as standard i2c device ( /dev/i2c-x ). Requires driver.
- Connected to module PMIC, charge controller, RTC and FPGA.
- JTAG - Used with OpenOCD to program the FPGA (see Getting Started: Quartus Prime & OpenOCD for more).
- Additionally the MCU implements a bootloader supporting the DFU (Device Firmware Update) protocol (see Compiling and Programming PIC Firmware for more).
- Pin Assignment Table for SpiderSoM and MX10
- Compiling and Programming PIC Firmware
- Installing OpenOCD
The following components are available for download:
- Linux I2C Driver for SpiderSoM & MX10 on Github
- PIC Firmware for SpiderSoM & MX10 on GitHub
- KiCad Project Files
- Bill of Materials
- Gerber Data
The SpiderSoM is an Open Hardware. All design files are available under CERN_OHL_V1.2