Recently I bought the DE0-Nano-SoC Kit/Atlas-SoC development board from Terasic which contains a Cyclone V SoC from Altera.
The board is a good starting point to get involved in embedded system development with SoCs.
The Cyclone V SoC is a FPGA combined with a dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A9 hard processor system (HPS) and some peripherals.
The test system which was designed is meant as a starting point for further designs, and to explore the possibilities of the Cyclone V SoC system.
The design demonstrates:
The whole description can be found under Playing with the Cyclone V SoC system – DE0-Nano-SoC Kit/Atlas-SoC