Chameleon96

The Chameleon96 SBC is based on Intel’s Cyclone V FPGA SoC, with 2x 800MHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores. The SBC meets 96Boards CE required specs (except MIPI SDI) and offers I/O including SD, HDMI, USB, WiFi, BT, UART, I2C, SPI, and GPIO.

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Product overview...
  • Board Name:   Chameleon96
  • Category:   SBC
  • Model:  
  • Manufacturer:   NovTech
  • Official website:   click here
  • Price (USD):   $129
  • Additional info may be found via this automated Google search
  • Posted 2020-09-06 6:57pm
System-on-Chip...
  • Intel Cyclone V SoC FPGA
  • Primary processor type:   Arm Cortex-A9
  • Primary processor word-width:   32-bit
  • Primary processor cores:   2
  • Primary processor clock rate (GHz):   0.8
Additional processors (if any)...
  • GPU (graphics):  
  • MCU (microcontroller):  
  • FPGA (gates):   110K FPGA logic elements
  • Other (DSP, FPU, NPU, TPU, AI...):  
System RAM...
  • Maximum capacity (GB):   1
  • Type:   DDR3L
  • ECC support:   No
  • Factory installed?   Yes
On-board solid-state storage...
  • Maximum capacity (GB):  
  • Type:  
  • Factory installed?   No
Removable solid-state storage...
  • Interface type:   MicroSD (up to 64GB)
  • m.2 interfaces:  
  • m.2 NVMe support:  
SATA support...
  • SATA ports:  
USB ports...
  • USB host ports:   2
  • USB OTG ports:   1
  • USB port types:   1x 2.0 OTG micro AB, 2x 2.0
Ethernet...
  • Ethernet interfaces:  
  • Maximum LAN speed (Mbps):  
  • Wake-on-LAN support?  
Wireless...
  • WiFi:   802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth:   4.1
  • Broadband:  
  • LoRa:  
HDMI...
  • Number of HDMI ports:   1
  • HDMI version:  
  • Max. HDMI resolution:   1080p
  • FPS at max. resolution:   60
Other display interfaces...
  • Composite video (CVBS) ports:  
  • Other display interfaces (DSI, LVDS, VGA...):   MIPI DSI (2-lane)
Camera interfaces...
  • Number of camera ports:   1
  • Camera interface types:   MIPI CSI (2-lane)
Audio I/O...
  • Analog audio out:  
  • Audio connector type:  
  • Audio via HDMI?   0
  • I2S interfaces:   1
  • SPDIF interfaces:  
  • Line inputs:  
  • Mic inputs:  
  • On-board microphones:  
Other I/O...
  • GPIO:   12
  • ADC:  
  • PWM:  
  • SPI:   1
  • I2C:   3
  • UARTs:   2
  • RS232 (or 485 or 422):  
  • IR receiver:   No
Expansion connector compatibility?
  • Arduino compatible:   No
  • Raspberry Pi compatible:   No
Miscellaneous functions...
  • Real time clock (RTC) support:  
  • PMIC/PMU (power management controllers):  
  • Lithium battery support:  
Operating system support...
  • Linux:   Linux (via BuildRoot or Yocto)
  • Android:  
  • Windows:  
  • Other OSes:  
Other features not listed elsewhere...

* 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) form-factor; supports all CE mandatory specifications (except MIPI SDI Interface) and most optional specifications
* FPGA fabric — 110K logic elements
* Graphics based on Intel Video Suite for FPGA
* 40-pin (2×20) Low Speed (LS) expansion connector: 2x UART, SPI, I2S, 2x I2C, 12x GPIO, and DC Power
* 60-pin (2x 30) High Speed (HS) connector: SDHC/SDIO, 2L-MIPI DSI, 2L-MIPI CSI, I2C, USB 2.0 Host, USB 2.0 Host HSIC
* I2S 4-wire interface via expansion connector
* Power and reset buttons
* 4x programmable LEDs
* Supports expansion via 96Boards mezzanine boards
* Can be made compatible with Arduino using an add-on card
* USB options — 1x USB 2.0 OTG micro-AB and 2x USB 2.0 can be reconfigured as 3x USB host ports based on DIP switch
* RAM options — 512MB standard, 1GB optional

Physical specs...
  • Width (mm):   85
  • Height (mm):   54
  • Depth (mm):  
  • Weight (gm):  
  • Input voltage, min. (V):   5
  • Input voltage, max. (V):   42
  • Input current, min. (A):  
  • Input current, max. (A):  
  • Operating temp., min. (°C):  
  • Operating temp., max. (°C):  
  • Certifications:  

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