Intel® FPGA Memory IP Solutions

Intel® FPGA memory intellectual property (IP) offer solutions to today's high computing memory needs for client and data center systems. Intel provides a complete solution with both PHY and controller, which are customizable through Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software for your specific design1.

IP Solutions

Intel’s memory IP includes support for external memory Interfaces (EMIF) and system in package (SiP) memory.

  • EMIF supports both volatile DRAM, SRAM memories as well as persistent memories that include:
  • DDR4/3
  • LPDDR3/2
  • RLDRAM3
  • QDR IV/II/II+
  • Intel® Optane™ persistent memory (PMem) 100 series
  • Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs and SoC FPGAs and Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoC FPGAs implement hardened memory controller and PHY for DDR DRAM solutions. Hardening the controller and PHY offers several advantages, which include:
  • Shorter development cycles and faster time to market due to pre-closed timing
  • More FPGA fabric logic resources available for user application
  • Improved fmax, efficiency, and latency
  • Low power solution

Table 1. External Memory Interface Support by Device

FPGA

Memory Device

 

DDR4

DDR3

DDR2

LPDDR3

LPDDR2

Intel® Optane™ PMem 100 Series

QDR IV

RLDRAM3

Intel® Agilex™

3200 MT/s

-

-

-

-

-

2133 MT/s

-

Intel® Stratix® 10

2666 MT/s

2133 MT/s

-

-

-

2400 MT/s

2133 MT/s

2400 MT/s

Intel® Arria® 10

2400 MT/s

2133 MT/s

-

1600 MT/s

-

-

2133 MT/s

2400 MT/s

Intel® Cyclone® 10

-

1866MT/s

-

1600 MT/s

-

-

-

-

Intel® MAX® 10

-

606 MT/s

400 MT/s

-

400 MT/s

-

-

-

To find out detailed EMIF performance for different memory formats in each FPGA device speed grade, use EMIF Spec Estimator Tool.

Product and Performance Information

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Please check individual device EMIF IP user guide for any 3rd party controller solutions.