Brand new Intel Cyclone FPGA and Microchip MCU released

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is now stocking the MKR VIDOR 4000 development board from Arduino. The MKR VIDOR 4000 lets engineers essentially create their own controller board, boasting an array of robust hardware plus Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity on top of an Intel Cyclone 10 field programmable gate array (FPGA) and Microchip SAM D21 microcontroller.

The Arduino MKR VIDOR 4000, available from Mouser Electronics, incorporates an Intel Cyclone 10 FPGA with 16K logic elements and 504 Kbytes of embedded RAM, plus a 32-bit Microchip SAM D21 Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller with 256 Kbytes of flash memory and 32 Kbytes of SRAM. The board also offers a 2 Mbyte QSPI flash chip, 8 Mbytes of SDRAM, and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. Other board features include a Mini PCI Express connector with up to 25 user-programmable pins, MIPI camera connector, and a Micro HDMI connector.

The highly configurable and powerful board offers fifty-six 18-bit × 18-bit hardware multipliers for high-speed DSP applications. The FPGA pins can toggle up to 150MHz and can also be configured as common communications ports such as UART, I²C, and SPI, making it ideal for audio and video processing. The MKR VIDOR 4000 also includes a Microchip ECC608 Crypto Authentication IC, which combines world-class hardware-based key storage with hardware cryptographic accelerators to implement various authentication and encryption protocols.

The MKR VIDOR 4000 uses the Arduino MKR form factor and pinout on the standard analog and digital pins, allowing engineers to add shields and accessories designed for the other MKR boards.