Intel® eASIC™ N5X Devices

Today’s emerging innovations in 5G wireless, Cloud and storage, AI, and edge applications require a broad range of new equipment, and one size no longer fits all. Intel® eASIC™ N5X devices offer an innovative solution to custom logic that provides up to 50% lower core power1 with lower unit-cost2 compared to FPGAs while providing faster time to market and lower non-recurring engineering costs when compared to cell based ASICs.3 4

Only Intel enables the complete custom logic continuum of FPGAs, structured ASICs, and ASICs to build equipment tailored to unique challenges of time to market (TTM), cost, power, volume, performance, and flexibility requirements.

Intel® eASIC™ N5X Devices

Intel® eASIC™ N5X Device Overview Tables

 

N5X007

N5X015

N5X024

N5X047

N5X088

eCells (M) / Logic Elements (M)

0.70

1.47

2.38

4.65

8.83

Equivalent ASIC gates (M)

7

15

24

47

88

M10K Memory

1752

3,684

6,004

11,780

22,372

M10K Memory (Mbits)

17.94

37.72

61.48

120.63

229.09

128b register file

12,488

26,180

42,560

82,992

157,640

128b register file (Mbits)

1.6

3.35

5.45

10.62

20.18

Secure device manager

Secure data manager AES-256/SHA-256 bitstream encryption/authentication, ECDSA 256/384 boot code authentication, anti-tamper protection, 3 independent user root keys.

Vendor authenticated boot (VAB), Secured data object storage (SDOS), Time and priority based key revocation.

Hard Processor System

Quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53 up to 1.5GHz, with 32 KB Instruction/Data cache, NEON coprocessor, 1 MB L2 cache, direct memory access (Direct Memory Access), system memory management unit, cache coherency unit, hard memory controllers for DDR4/LPDDR4/LPDDR4x, USB 2.0x2, 1G eMac* x3, UART x2, SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) x4, I2C x5, general purpose timers x7, watchdog timer x4.

SoC IO EMIF* / Pin Mux / Dedicated

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

Max GPIO

416

560

682

682

1114

XCVR 32

16

24

32

64

80

Intel® eASIC™ N5X Example Package Options

Packages can be customized per application requirements to replace an FPGA or reduce PCB footprint for a given application.

 Body size
(mm x mm)

Package Name

N5X007

N5X015

N5X024

N5X047

N5X088

27x27

FC676, FC1085

Yes

       

29x29

FC780, FC1221

Yes

Yes

     

31x31

FC896

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

35x35

FC1152

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

40x40

FC1517

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

42.5x42.5

FC1760

   

Yes

Yes

Yes

45x45

FC1932

       

Yes

47.5x47.5

FC2205

   

 

 

Yes

50x50

FC2397

       

Yes

Product and Performance Information

1

Up to 50% lower power at same performance compared to FPGA – Power estimation completed by Intel July 28, 2020. Power estimated using Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software 20.3 for Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs and pre-silicon projections for N5X devices. FPGA device is Intel® Agilex™ FPGA AGF014 and Intel® eASIC™ N5X device is N5X047. Logic and memory clock rates used are 500MHz and toggle rates are 33% for logic and 50% for memory for both devices.

2

Lower unit cost compared to FPGA – Unit cost is based on equivalent logic, memory, I/O, and transceiver implemented in Intel® FPGAs and Intel® eASIC™ devices using the same package size. Your costs and results may vary.

3

½ development time compared to ASIC - Development time compared to cell-based ASIC on similar process node.

4

Lower NRE, and engineering resources - NRE and engineering costs lower compared to standard cell ASIC due to fewer mask layer customizations and fewer design steps using predefined base arrays in structured ASICs. Your costs and results may vary.

5

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.

6

No product or component can be absolutely secure.