Intel Agilex® 7 FPGAs and SoCs Device Overview

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Date 10/31/2023
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12.2. Monolithic Transceivers in Intel® Agilex™ D-Series FPGAs and SoCs

The Intel® Agilex™ D-Series FPGAs and SoCs are equipped with NRZ transceivers optimized for a wide variety of applications, ranging from 1 Gbps to 28.1 Gbps NRZ.

The monolithic transceivers in Intel® Agilex™ D-Series FPGAs and SoCs enable low latencies for midrange FPGA applications. For long reach backplane-driving applications, the devices use advanced adaptive equalization circuits to equalize system loss.

All Intel® Agilex™ D-Series transceiver channels are equipped with these blocks:

  • Dedicated PMA—provides primary interfacing capabilities to physical channels.
  • Hardened PCS—supports 64b/66b encoding and decoding functions, data scrambling, block alignment, and gearboxing functions.
  • FEC—Firecode FEC for 10/25 GbE BASE-KR/CR applications and Reed Solomon FEC.

A single PMA–PCS channel with independent clock domains forms each transceiver channel. Using a highly configurable clock distribution network, you can configure various bonded and non-bonded data rate within each transceiver bank.

Table 37.  Transceiver Capabilities of Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs and SoCs
Capability Maximum Specification
Maximum speed

28.1 Gbps NRZ

(1–28.1 Gbps continuous)


10/25 GbE FEC direct mode

(IEEE 802.3 Clause 74 Firecode FEC and Clause 91 RS-FEC hard IPs)


10/25 GbE PCS direct mode 47

(64b/66b hard IP)

  • PCIe* 4.0 ×8 controller hard IP
  • PCIe* 4.0 ×4 controller hard IP


Independent transmitter and receiver to support combining simplex protocols

PMA direct mode (bypass Ethernet and PCIe* hard IPs)

47 The PCS direct mode is supported on GbE and other protocols.