Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board

Connectivity Platform with 5G PCIe, SGMII, DDR3 Memory and 40K Logic Cells

The Lattice Semiconductor Certus™-NX Versa Evaluation Board allows designers to investigate and experiment with the features of the Certus-NX Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). The features of the Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board can assist engineers with the rapid prototyping and testing of their specific designs.

The Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board features the Certus-NX FPGA in the 256-ball caBGA package which is built on Lattice Nexus™ FPGA platform using low power 28 nm FD-SOI technology. The board has the ability to expand the usability of the Certus-NX FPGA with DDR3, soft D-PHY, 1Gbps Ethernet and 1x PCIe (Gen2) channel. Easy to use board resources of the jumper, LED indicator, push button and switch are available for user-defined applications.

Connectivity platform with 5G PCIe and SGMII – Enables designers to evaluate connectivity features of the Certus-NX FPGA, including PCI Express (5 Gbps), SGMII (1.25 Gbps), DDR3 memory interface (1066 Mbps x 16 data width) and camera sensor interface (using D-PHY soft IP).

Efficient processing and expandable usability – Features Certus-NX low-power general purpose FPGA with 40K logic cells in a 256-BGA package. Board functions can be expanded via three Digilent Peripheral Module (Pmod™) headers available on the board.

Rapid prototyping and proof-of-concept demos – Assists engineers with rapid prototyping and testing of their Certus-NX designs. Several demos and reference designs targeting this board are available for download from the Lattice Solutions page to speed-up development of PCI Express, SGMII, DDR3, soft error correction (SEC) and soft D-PHY camera interface functions.

Features

  • DDR3/DDR3L memory with 1066Mbps data rate and 16x bits data width
  • PCI Express 2.0 endpoint edge connector (x1 lane), two Gigabit Ethernet ports, DDR3L-18661 memory (MT41K64M16TW-107:J from Micron), quad SPI flash (MT25QU128ABA1ESE-0SIT from Micron), three 12-pin Pmod™ connectors for expandability, two camera sensors (one using soft D-PHY interface, other using parallel interface)
  • On-board Boot Flash – 128 Mb Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Flash, with Quad read feature
  • 1x Gen2 PCIe interface with Gold finger connector and USB-B connection for device programming and Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C) utility
  • Four input DIP switches, five push buttons, eight status LEDs and one 7-segment LED for customer purposes

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Kit Contents

  • Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board pre-loaded with demo design
  • USB-A to USB-B (Mini) Cable for programming FPGA via a PC
  • 12V AC/DC power adapter and international plug adapters
  • Quick Start Guide with Lattice Radiant software download information

Board Photos

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Side View

Ordering Information

  • Ordering Part Number: LFD2NX-VERSA-EVN or LFD2NX-VERSA-B-EVN
    Note: LFD2NX-VERSA-B-EVN is the same board, just without the Ethernet feature
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Documentation

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DDR3 Demo on Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - User Guide
FPGA-UG-02148 1.0 2/23/2022 PDF 1 MB
Certus-NX Versa Evalutation Board - Quick Start Guide
QS055 1.0 5/1/2021 PDF 858 KB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - User Guide and Schematics
FPGA-EB-02032 1.2 4/21/2023 PDF 4.1 MB
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Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - Schematics
5/2/2023 ZIP 1.5 MB
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Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - Complete Design Package
4/21/2023 ZIP 321.5 MB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board PCIe Basic Demo for Windows - Source Code
1.1 6/9/2023 ZIP 60.1 MB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board PCIe Basic Demo for Linux Kernel 5 - Source Code
1.1 6/9/2023 ZIP 60.9 MB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board PCIe Basic Demo for Linux Kernel 4 - Source Code
1.1 6/9/2023 ZIP 60.9 MB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board Default Demo - Source Code
3/20/2023 ZIP 122.1 MB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - Gerber Files
3/20/2023 RAR 1.1 MB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - BOM
3/20/2023 XLSX 35.7 KB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - Layout
3/20/2023 BRD 17.2 MB
DDR3 Demo on Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board - Bitstream
3/20/2023 BIT 792.5 KB
Certus-NX Versa Evaluation Board Default Demo - Bitstream
3/20/2023 BIT 795.9 KB

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