Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGA Applications

Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs address a wide range of applications. They deliver 2X the performance compared to prior-generation of Cyclone® FPGAs. With a high-performance FPGA fabric, LVDS, and chip-to-chip transceiver performance of up to 12.5 Gbps, the Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGA meets the requirements for the next generations of machine and smart vision, automotive infotainment, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), Pro-AV, and test applications.

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Machine Vision

Designers are facing challenges with the need for increasing sensor resolution, local video analytic requirements, high-capacity frame stores, and evolving interface standards to host processors.

In addition to offering faster transceiver speed of up to 12.5 Gbps and supporting evolving camera interfaces, Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX devices provide integration of a wide range of vision functions, such as image capture, scaling, high-performance preprocessing, and communication functions. These features enable machine vision designers a faster time-to-market strategy.

Video Processing and Connectivity

  • Deliver stunning HD video resolution with the updated Video and Image Processing Suite. 20 cores featuring a wide range of functions capable of HD video functions include:
    • Chroma Resampler
    • Gamma Corrector
    • 2D FIR
    • Interlacer / Deinterlacer
    • Color Plane Sequencer
    • Color Space Converter
  • Implement the latest video connectivity standard with our latest design guidelines for Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs
    • To use serial digital interface (SDI) on Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs with or without an external VCXO
    • Get started with Multirate SDI with up to 12.5 Gbps on Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs
  • Get started with video processing design examples in the Intel® FPGA Design Store.

Learn more about Intel's support for Embedded Vision on the Intelligent Vision and Video web page.

Smart Vision

When coupled with computer vision and the Intel® architecture, the Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGA supports heterogeneous compute platform to optimally execute image sensor pipelines and vision analytics algorithms in one holistic system. While the Intel® architecture simplifies the design flow through the OpenVINO™ toolkit, the Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX device family enables accelerations of complex algorithms, such as motion detection, facial recognition, and object detection.

Learn more about Intel's FPGA support for Embedded Vision applications on the Intelligent Vision and Video web page.

Industrial Fog Computing in SDA Environments

Industrial Fog Computing for Software Defined Automation (SDA) requires scalable compute, acceleration, and flexible connectivity at the Plant Fog, Cell-level Fog, and Machine Fog Nodes (MFNs).

At the plant level, the primary SDA component is orchestration of the resources below it. This imposes requirements on cell-level fog nodes and MFNs to change persona based on the requirements dictated by the Orchestration software like the Wind River Titanium server. Therefore, hardware re-configurability is an emerging requirement.

Off-load and acceleration of processor workloads are required both to address performance, latency, and total controller power requirements. For example, crypto acceleration, machine learning (classification and training), and accelerated processing of streaming data (Apache Spark).

Finally, while OPC Unified Architecture (OPCUA) over Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is the solution for interoperability and networking, it also supports legacy industrial Ethernet with the ability to swap different industrial Ethernet interfaces on demand.

The Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX device is the ideal companion chip for Intel® processors to implement hardware re-configurability with partial reconfiguration. It also implements workload acceleration with fast FPGA fabric and flexible connectivity through programmability with significant performance gains and power savings.

Industrial Drives

Unlike traditional motor control drive designs based on ASICs, ASSPs, microcontrollers, and digital signal processing (DSP) devices, a drive system based on a single Intel® FPGA platform (as shown above) provides a scalable platform that supports diverse drive needs.

Industrial Applications

Designing with Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs enables a reduction in overall cost through:

System Integration

Lower bill of materials (BOM), power consumption, and reliability challenges by integrating industrial networking, functional safety, encoder, and power stage interfaces and DSP control algorithms in a single device.

Scalable Performance

Use a single scalable platform across entire product lines. Achieve higher performance with faster and more advanced control loops.

Functional Safety

Reduce compliance time and effort. Intel was the first FPGA supplier to obtain qualification of our devices and tools under the Machinery Directive safety standard IEC 61508.

Single event upset (SEU) scrubbing and partial reconfiguration are supported as standard functions.

Learn more about functional safety on the Functional Safety web page.

Learn more about Intel's FPGA support for industrial applications on the Industrial Overview web page.

Pro A/V

Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs offer power, space, and cost-efficient integration of video and image processing for the shortest time to market for Pro A/V equipment.

Increasing digitization and move towards more numerous and adhoc meeting spaces known as huddle rooms are driving the requirement for lower total cost of ownership.

Intel® Cyclone® 10 FPGAs deliver a cost-sensitive solution that is optimized for HD video systems with the ability to support HDR video at the right cost point. With up to 72 bit wide of EMIF interface at up to 1,866 Mbps, Intel® Cyclone® 10 FPGAs enable fast and cost-effective frame stores. Intel® Cyclone® 10 FPGAs also offer 12.5 Gbps transceivers that enable both serial digital interface (SDI) and DisplayPort interface support.