NovTech’s NetLeapTM, an Industry 4.0 Multi-Protocol Ethernet Ports Aggregator Platform, allows the development and integration of many Ethernet protocols including PROFINET®, EtherCAT®, EtherNet/IP, Ethernet Powerlink, Modbus TCP, SERCOS III and more. Six 1G/100/10 Ethernet ports are present. Two are connected to the HPS (The ARM®Cortex-A9 core of the Cyclone V SoC) and four are connected to the FPGA fabric. With its six ports, the NetLeapTM allows different protocols to reside on the same platform and can be a protocol bridge, a switch, or a router. The kit comes with a templated project example that allows the board to boot to Linux and have all six ports work as a standard Ethernet. This solution is pre-production ready.


  • NOVSOM®CVL, a Cyclone V SoC with 110K LE
  • Six 1G/100/10 Etherent ports (can be configured to any protocol)
  • MAC address for each port
  • UART port (for OS monitor)
  • I2C port
  • Temperature sensor
  • RTC (Real Time Clock) with battery backup
  • Embedded Security
  • 15 HPS signals that can be configured as:
    • HPS GPIO
    • FPGA I/O signals
    • CAN BUS
    • Additional I2C port
    • Additional UART
    • SPI
  • Four FPGA signals that can be configured as:
    • FPGA I/O signals
    • HPS signals
    • One global clock input

Embedded Security

NetLeap™ uses Infineon's OPTIGATM Trust P (SLJ 52ACA150A1) to achieve the following system security features:

  • Protected storage of credentials and device configuration information
  • Secure boot of the system
  • Device authentication to the network
  • Secure update of the device firmware and configuration
  • Secure communication channel for data exchange over the network

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Target Markets

  • Industrial & Manufacturing
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Utilities


  • Industrial Ethernet Protocol Switch
  • Industrial Ethernet Router
  • Industrial Ethernet Protocol Bridge

Design Resources

Kit Contents

  • NetLeap base board
  • SD card with Linux image and example code
  • UART TTL to USB cable
  • USB drive with manuals, documentation, quick start guide and Virtual Machine
  • Power supply

Pre-production READY

The NetLeapTM can be taken into production once these steps are completed:

  • Customize Linux to your needs
  • Customize an enclosure for the solution
  • Pass regulatory requirements

NovTech provides services that assist in achieving these tasks.

Ordering Information

The NetLeapTMKit can be ordered from Arrow as NOVPEK_NLEAK at $439.00. For pre-production orders please contact NovTech at

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