Stratix® 10 GX/SX Device Overview

ID 683729
Date 9/07/2023
Document Table of Contents

1.3. FPGA and SoC Features Summary

Table 2.   Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA and SoC Common Device Features




  • 14 nm Intel tri-gate (FinFET) process technology
  • SmartVID controlled core voltage, standard power devices
  • 0.85-V fixed core voltage, low static power devices available

Low power serial transceivers

  • Up to 96 total transceivers available
  • Continuous operating range of 1 Gbps to 28.3 Gbps for Intel® Stratix® 10 GX/SX devices
  • Backplane support up to 28.3 Gbps for Intel® Stratix® 10 GX/SX devices
  • Extended range down to 125 Mbps with oversampling
  • ATX transmit PLLs with user-configurable fractional synthesis capability
  • XFP, SFP+, QSFP/QSFP28, CFP/CFP2/CFP4 optical module support
  • Adaptive linear and decision feedback equalization
  • Transmit pre-emphasis and de-emphasis
  • Dynamic partial reconfiguration of individual transceiver channels
  • On-chip instrumentation (Eye Viewer non-intrusive data eye monitoring)

General purpose I/Os

  • Up to 2,304 total GPIO available
  • 1.6 Gbps LVDS—every pair can be configured as an input or output
  • 1333 MHz/2666 Mbps DDR4 external memory interface
  • 1067 MHz/2133 Mbps DDR3 external memory interface
  • 1.2 V to 3.3 V1 single-ended LVCMOS/LVTTL interfacing
  • On-chip termination (OCT)

Embedded hard IP

  • PCIe Gen1/Gen2/Gen3 complete protocol stack, x1/x2/x4/x8/x16 end point and root port
  • DDR4/DDR3 hard memory controller (RLDRAM3/QDR II+/QDR IV using soft memory controller)
  • Multiple hard IP instantiations in each device
  • Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)

Transceiver hard IP

  • 10GBASE-KR/40GBASE-KR4 Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • 10G Ethernet PCS
  • PCI Express* PIPE interface
  • Interlaken PCS
  • Gigabit Ethernet PCS
  • Deterministic latency support for Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) PCS
  • Fast lock-time support for Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) PCS
  • 8B/10B, 64B/66B, 64B/67B encoders and decoders
  • Custom mode support for proprietary protocols

Power management

  • SmartVID controlled core voltage, standard power devices
  • 0.85-V fixed core voltage, low static power devices available
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition integrated power analysis

High performance core fabric

  • Intel® Hyperflex™ core architecture with Hyper-Registers throughout the interconnect routing and at the inputs of all functional blocks
  • Enhanced adaptive logic module (ALM)
  • Improved multi-track routing architecture reduces congestion and improves compile times
  • Hierarchical core clocking architecture with programmable clock tree synthesis
  • Fine-grained partial reconfiguration

Internal memory blocks

  • M20K—20 Kb with hard ECC support
  • MLAB—640 bit distributed LUTRAM

Variable precision DSP blocks

  • IEEE 754-compliant hard single-precision floating point capability
  • Supports signal processing with precision ranging from 18x19 up to 54x54
  • Native 27x27 and 18x19 multiply modes
  • 64 bit accumulator and cascade for systolic FIRs
  • Internal coefficient memory banks
  • Pre-adder/subtractor improves efficiency
  • Additional pipeline register increases performance and reduces power

Phase locked loops (PLL)

  • Fractional synthesis PLLs (fPLL) support both fractional and integer modes
  • Fractional mode with third-order delta-sigma modulation
  • Precision frequency synthesis
  • Integer PLLs adjacent to general purpose I/Os, support external memory, and LVDS interfaces, clock delay compensation, zero delay buffering

Core clock networks

  • 1 GHz fabric clocking
  • 667 MHz external memory interface clocking, supports 2666 Mbps DDR4 interface
  • 800 MHz LVDS interface clocking, supports 1600 Mbps LVDS interface
  • Programmable clock tree synthesis, backwards compatible with global, regional and peripheral clock networks
  • Clocks only synthesized where needed, to minimize dynamic power


  • Dedicated Secure Device Manager
  • Software programmable device configuration
  • Serial and parallel flash interface
  • Configuration via protocol (CvP) using PCI Express Gen1/Gen2/Gen3
  • Fine-grained partial reconfiguration of core fabric
  • Dynamic reconfiguration of transceivers and PLLs
  • Comprehensive set of security features including AES-256, SHA-256/384, and ECDSA-256/384 accelerators, and multi-factor authentication
  • Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) service


  • Intel Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) packaging technology
  • Multiple devices with identical package footprints allows seamless migration across different device densities
  • 1.0 mm ball-pitch FBGA packaging
  • Lead and lead-free package options

Software and tools

  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition design suite with new compiler and Hyper-Aware design flow
  • Fast Forward compiler to allow Intel® Hyperflex™ architecture performance exploration
  • Transceiver toolkit
  • Platform designer integration tool
  • DSP Builder advanced blockset
  • OpenCL™ support
  • SoC Embedded Design Suite (EDS)
Table 3.   Intel® Stratix® 10 SoC Specific Device Features
SoC Subsystem Feature Description
Hard Processor System Multi-processor unit (MPU) core
  • Quad-core Arm* Cortex* -A53 MPCore processor with Arm* CoreSight* debug and trace technology
  • Scalar floating-point unit supporting single and double precision
  • Arm* Neon* media processing engine for each processor
System Controllers
  • System Memory Management Unit (SMMU)
  • Cache Coherency Unit (CCU)
Layer 1 Cache
  • 32 KB L1 instruction cache with parity
  • 32 KB L1 data cache with ECC
Layer 2 Cache
  • 1 MB Shared L2 Cache with ECC
On-Chip Memory
  • 256 KB On-Chip RAM
Direct memory access (DMA) controller
  • 8-Channel DMA
Ethernet media access controller (EMAC)
  • Three 10/100/1000 EMAC with integrated DMA
USB On-The-Go controller (OTG)
  • 2 USB OTG with integrated DMA
UART controller
  • 2 UART 16550 compatible
Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) controller
  • 4 SPI
I2C controller
  • 5 I2C controllers
SD/SDIO/MMC controller
  • 1 eMMC version 4.5 with DMA and CE-ATA support
  • SD, including eSD, version 3.0
  • SDIO, including eSDIO, version 3.0
  • CE-ATA - version 1.1
NAND flash controller
  • 1 ONFI 1.0, 8- and 16-bit support
General-purpose I/O (GPIO)
  • Maximum of 48 software programmable GPIO
  • 4 general-purpose timers
  • 4 watchdog timers
Secure Device Manager Security
  • Secure boot
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and authentication (SHA/ECDSA)
External Memory Interface External Memory Interface
  • Hard Memory Controller with DDR4 and DDR3
1 Available in some configurations only