Intel's 28-nm FPGA Portfolio: the Measurable Advantage
Designs are becoming increasingly complex, as system performance, power, and cost requirements continue to expand and conflict. Because a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work, Intel has developed a 28-nm device portfolio for your unique design requirements.
In Intel’s portfolio, you'll find the broadest array of 28-nm devices, united by a common design environment designed to enhance your productivity. Whether your designs are at the high end, low end, or somewhere in between, you'll find a device that meets your requirements. What's more, you can differentiate your products without having to sacrifice one capability or advantage to gain another.
Intel’s 28-nm device families include:
FPGA Families Overview
Cyclone® V FPGAs
Developed on TSMC’s 28-nm Low Power (28LP) process, the Cyclone V family provides customers the lowest power and lowest cost at optimal performance levels needed for today’s high-volume, cost-sensitive applications. The family also includes variants with an integrated dual-core ARM®-based hard processor system (HPS) enabling over 4,000-MIPS processing performance for under 1.8 W, that deliver 40 percent lower total power versus the previous generation. Other features of Cyclone V include:
The Cyclone V family also offers the widest density range of 28-nm FPGAs effective for industrial, wireless, wireline, military and automotive applications.
The family comes in six targeted variants:
Arria® V FPGAs
Arria V 28-nm FPGAs consume 40 percent less power than the prior generation, and enable the industry’s lowest power transceivers in midrange FPGAs, which use less than 105 mW per channel at 6 Gbps and less than 165 mW per channel at 10 Gbps. Arria V FPGAs use the lowest total power while providing optimized performance for midrange applications, such as remote radio units, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless communication equipment, in-studio mixers, and 10G/40G line cards.
Arria V FPGA Family Variants:
Stratix® V FPGAs
Stratix V FPGAs are the only FPGAs optimized on TSMC's 28-nm High Performance (28HP) high-K metal gate (HKMG) process with more than a one speed-grade advantage over competing devices. Stratix V FPGAs are the industry’s only production monolithic devices with 28-Gbps integrated transceivers. Other Stratix V features include:
Combined with the added benefits of increased flexibility of partial reconfiguration and Configuration via Protocol (CvP) using the existing PCIe link, Stratix V FPGAs allow designers to increase their system performance and bandwidth while reducing power. These improvements meet the demands of high-performance applications, including Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) line cards, military radar, optical transport network (OTN), and studio server applications.
Stratix V Family Variants:
28-nm Development Kits Overview
Intel’s portfolio of 28 nm development kits dramatically increase designer productivity by offering the tools and resources necessary to get 28 nm FPGAs developed and integrated into systems. The 28 nm development kits include FPGA boards, hardware and cables, and development software that provide access to a variety of IP cores, reference designs and documentation.
Intel® Cyclone® V GX FPGA Development Kit (DK-DEV-5CGXC7NES) offers a quick and simple approach to develop low-cost and low-power FPGA system-level designs to achieve rapid results. This kit supports a myriad of functionalities such as:
The Intel® Arria® V GX Starter Kit (DK-START-5AGXB3NES) provides a complete design environment that includes all the hardware and software you need to develop cost-sensitive FPGA applications immediately. The development kit is RoHS compliant. The development kit features the following:
The Intel® Stratix® V GX FPGA Development Kit (DK-DEV-5SGXEA7N) provides a complete design environment that includes all the hardware and software you need to begin developing FPGA designs immediately. The development kit is RoHS compliant. You can use this development kit to do the following:
The Intel® Stratix® V GX Transceiver Signal Integrity (SI) Development Kit (DK-SI-5SGXEA7N) provides a platform for electrical compliance testing and interoperability analysis. The accessibility to multiple channels allows for real-world analysis as implemented in the system with transceiver channels available through SMA and popular backplane connectors. You can use this development kit to perform the following tasks:
The DSP Development Kit (DK-DEV-5SGSMD5N), Stratix® V Edition provides a complete design environment that includes all the hardware and software you need to begin developing DSP-intensive FPGA designs immediately. The development kit is RoHS compliant. You can use this development kit to do the following:
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