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Solar Express 215





SE215 is a development board for Sundance SOM3. It is a PCIe  X1 Gen2 carrier card with one site for a SOM3. It offers USB JTAG and UART, through a micro USB connector, Display port and comes with a version of Display port IP core for SOM3 from Bitec DSP. The card provides Power GOOD and user LEDs for rapid debugging. A Low Pin Count (LPC) FMC site is also available. The board has an external 12V power input connector so it can be used as an embedded / desktop solution.

Via jumper selection, it can be used as RootComplex in a PCIe passive carrier.


  • Slot for SoM3-MPF300T module;
  • USB – JTAG and USB – UART bridge via FT4232H IC, connector – micro USB;
  • Display port connector for single lane unidirectional source interface, maximum line rate – 10 Gbps. Also available AUX channel*;
  • microSD card connector, only DS and HS (3.3V) mode supported*;
  • FMC LPC Vita 57.1 connector for functional extension, with ten-gigabit lane;
  • FMC VADJ supported 1.2V, 1.8V, 2.5V;
  • RJ45 connector for 100/1000Mbit Ethernet connection*;
  • SFP+ connector for SFP+ module, HW can support for SyncE and IEEE1588*;
  • Ultra-low jitter onboard clocking IC, jitter <100fs;
  • TCXO 40 MHz with ±1ppm, for SyncE applications;
  • PCIe x1 Gen 2 EP for communication with PC, also reconfigurable to RootComplex with jumpers, plus special interconnect board;
  • Three LEDs for power GOOD;
  • Five User LEDs for debug purposes;
  • Two user buttons and four dip switches;
  • 12V input power connector;
  • Temperature range, 0°C to +50°C;
  • Maximal power consumption, including FMC LPC, is 35W;


  • Defence
  • Control
  • Instrumentation and testing
  • Embedded and Industrial

Block Diagram

IP Cores / Drivers / BSP

Example Libero project and confidence test application will be provided, including driver from Microchip.

Ordering Information

SE215   the carrier cad without the SOM3 module

SE215-eval   SE215 + SOM3