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MitySOM-5CSx with Dual Side ConnectorsDual Cortex A9 and User Programmable FPGA SOM with Dual Side Connectors


The MitySOM-5CSx with Dual Side Connectors (MitySOM-5CSx-DSC) is an Intel/Altera Cyclone V SoC module intended for use as an image processing board.  In addition to the processor, the module includes on-board power supplies, NOR FLASH, a DDR3 RAM memory subsystem, a real time clock (RTC), micro SD card, a USB 2.0 on the go (OTG) port, and a temperature sensor.  The MitySOM-5CSx-DSC provides a complete and flexible CPU infrastructure for highly integrated embedded systems.

The MitySOM-5CSx-DSC is available with a 110KLE Cyclone V SX which provides dual-core Cortex-A9 32-bit RISC processors with dual NEON SIMD coprocessors.   This MPU can run a rich set of real-time operating systems containing software applications programming interfaces (APIs) expected by modern system designers.  The ARM architecture supports several operating systems, including Linux, Micrium uC/OS, Android and QNX.


  • Embedded Imaging
  • Machine Vision
  • Medical Imaging
  • Test and Measurement
  • Industrial Automation and Control
  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Closed Loop Motor Control




Cortex-A9 Applications Processor(s)  
Max # of Cores 2
Max CPU Speed 925MHz
L1 Program Cache 32KB
L1 Data Cache 32KB
L2 Cache 512KB
Internal RAM 64KB

CPU subsystem is a hard IP block referred to by Altera as the HPS, Hard Processor Subsystem


System Memory  
Max RAM* 2GB DDR3 with ECC
NOR Flash Up To 32MB

* RAM is accessible from the Cortex-A9 application processor(s) and the FPGA fabric

FPGA Fabric  
Max Logic Elements 110kLE
Global Clock 460MHz
Max M10K Memory 5.1Mb
Max MLAB Memory 621Kb
Max DSP Blocks 112

Block Diagram










2 Gigabit Ethernet 2 UARTs 2 SPI Master
4 High speed transceivers, 3.125Gbps 1 MMC/SD/SDIO 2 SPI Slave
High speed serializers 1 USB 2.0 OTG 4 I2C
PCIe Hard IP Block 2 CAN 3 HPS PLLs
Max 112 Direct FPGA I/Os


Dimensions Length Width
Inches 2.5 2.5
Millimeters 63.5 63.5











Development Kits


Development Tools and Software

Software Support

  • Embedded Linux
  • QNX
  • Android
  • Micrium uC/OS

Development Tools

Technical Support

Our customers benefit from engineering and applications support for the life of their product. This includes free, lifetime access to our technical support site, as well as access to application engineering resources and other services.

  • Visit our MitySOM-5CSx Altera Cyclone V Wiki to access:
    • Linux OS and board support package details, including source code
    • Product change notices
    • Base board design guide
    • Development kit base board design files
    • Software guide to getting started, tool chain, tips and how-to’s
    • Hardware power draw, pin outs, shock and vibration, CAD files, mechanical drawings and 3D models
    • Frequently asked questions
  • Visit our MitySOM-5CSx Altera Cyclone V Forum to access:
    • Software, Hardware, and FPGA forums
  • Altera 5CSx Information

Critical Link’s embedded design team also offers engineering services and other support options such as:

  • Schematic design review for customer designed carrier boards
  • Complete design review services
  • Software development services, including custom BSP development
  • Base board development services
  • Systems Engineering, Software, and Hardware Design to support your project anywhere in the product development lifecycle

Contact us for more information on these services.

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5CSX-H6-4XA-RI-DA 1.8V 110 32MB µSD Y 1GB -40C to 85C Buy
5CSX-H6-4XA-RC-DA 1.8V 110 32MB µSD Y 1GB 0C to 70C Buy
5CSX-H6-4XA-RI-DB 1.8V 110 32MB NOR Y 1GB -40C to 85C Buy
5CSX-H6-4XA-RI-DC 2.5V 110 32MB µSD Y 1GB -40C to 85C Buy
5CSX-H6-4XA-RC-DC 2.5V 110 32MB µSD Y 1GB 0C to 70C Buy

Does your application require an even more rugged Cyclone V SoC module?  Contact Critical Link to learn about available options.

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