SpiderBase – Intel PSG MAX10 Evaluation Kit

Supporting Pmod Module and Arduino Shields

The SpiderBase is a unique baseboard, designed to host the SpiderSoM / MX10 SoM based on Intel PSG (former Altera®) MAX® 10 FPGAs.


SpiderBase is available as a low cost and extremely flexible platform which enables user to setup a running system according to the required specification in a very short time. This baseboard has a large prototype area and is based on the free and open design concept: KiCAD design files are available under CERN OHL v1.2.

The SpiderSoM can be used with the standard baseboard (SpiderBase) as a complete building block or can be plugged into existing designs and products as  functional part. It connects to its baseboard via a 230pins MXM2 connector and provides the ideal solution support for various soft-core CPUs, video-processing algorithms, etc.

    • simple baseboard in 2 layer design
    • compatibility to the SpiderSoM as well as the MX10 SoM.
    • open hardware
    • MxM2 pcb edge connector
    • every pin of the MxM2 connector module is accessible at one of the pinheaders
    • large 25x15 .1” prototyping area
    • 4 PMOD compatible headers (3.3V or 5V supply voltage selectable)
    • 2 user push buttons
    • reset and power buttons
    • 2 user LEDs
    • Arduino shield compatible interface
    • Intel PSG Blaster compatible programming interfaces
    • USB mini B connector
    • CR2032 cell holder
    • JST-2.0 lithium battery connector
    • configuration jumpers (e.g. boot selection for MX10 module)

    Spider Baseboard

    The board provides the following functional blocks:

     The functionality easily be extended by either using existing Arduino shields or Pmod connectors.

    Pmod™ devices are Digilent’s line of small I/O interface boards that offer an ideal way to extend the capabilities of programmable logic and embedded control boards. They allow sensitive signal conditioning circuits and high-power drive circuits to be placed where they are most effective - near sensors and actuators.

    Pmod modules communicate with system boards using 6, 8, or 12-pin connectors that can carry multiple digital control signals, including SPI and other serial protocols. Pmod modules allow for more effective designs by routing analog signals and power supplies only where they are needed, and away from digital controller boards.



    Supporting Pmod Module and Arduino Shields