Cyclone® V FPGAs and SoC FPGAs
You'll get up to 40 percent lower total power compared with the previous generation, efficient logic integration capabilities, integrated transceiver variants, and SoC FPGA variants with an ARM*-based hard processor system (HPS). Cyclone® V FPGAs provide the industry's lowest system cost and power, along with performance levels you need to differentiate your high-volume applications. Choose from the following variants: Cyclone® V E FPGAs with logic only, Cyclone® V GX FPGAs with 3.125 Gbps transceivers, Cyclone® V GT FPGAs with 6.144 Gbps transceivers, Cyclone® V SE SoCs with ARM*-based hard processor system (HPS) and logic, Cyclone® V SX SoCs with ARM*-based HPS and 3.125 Gbps transceivers and Cyclone® V ST SoCs with ARM*-based HPS and 6.144 Gbps transceivers.
Cyclone® V FPGAs and SoC FPGAs
Cyclone® V FPGAs provide the industry's lowest system cost and power, along with performance levels that make the device family ideal for differentiating your high-volume applications. You'll get up to 40 percent lower total power compared with the previous generation, efficient logic integration capabilities, integrated transceiver variants, and SoC FPGA variants with an ARM*-based hard processor system (HPS).
Purchase the Cyclone® V GX Starter Kit for only $179.
Optimized for lowest system cost and power for a wide spectrum of general logic and DSP applications.
Optimized for lowest cost and power for 614 Mbps to 3.125 Gbps transceiver applications.
FPGA industry’s lowest cost and power for 6.144 Gbps transceiver applications.
Integrated ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Processor System optimized for lowest system cost and power for a wide spectrum of general logic and DSP applications.
Integrated ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Processor System optimized for lowest cost and power for 614 Mbps to 3.125 Gbps transceiver applications.
Integrated ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Processor System - FPGA industry’s lowest cost and power for 6.144 Gbps transceiver applications.
Tailored for High-Volume, Cost-Sensitive Applications
With Cyclone® V FPGAs, you can get the power, cost, and performance levels you need for high-volume applications including protocol bridging, motor control drives, broadcast video converter and capture cards, and handheld devices. Learn more about the advantages of Cyclone® V FPGAs in a variety of market segments.
SoC FPGAs – Your Customizable ARM* Processor-Based SoC
SoC FPGAs let you reduce system power, system cost, and board space by integrating a HPS – consisting of processors, peripherals, and memory controller – with the FPGA fabric using a high-bandwidth interconnect backbone. The combination of the HPS with Intel's 28 nm low-power FPGA fabric provide the performance and ecosystem of an applications-class ARM* processor with the flexibility, low cost, and low power consumption of the Cyclone® V FPGAs.
Reducing Total System Cost Through Integration
Because Cyclone® V FPGAs integrate an abundance of hard intellectual property (IP) blocks, you can differentiate and do more with less overall system cost, power, and design time. Key hard IP blocks include the following:
- Hard memory controllers supporting 400 MHz DDR3 SDRAM with optional error correction code (ECC) support.
- PCI Express* (PCIe*) Gen2 with multifunction support.
- Variable-precision digital signal processing (DSP) blocks.
- HPS Dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* processor.
Industry-Leading Low Power and Low System Cost
- Up to 40 percent lower total power compared with Cyclone® IV GX FPGAs.
- Lowest power serial transceivers with 88 mW maximum power consumption per channel at 5 Gbps.
- Over 4,000 MIPS (Dhrystones 2.1 benchmark) processing performance for under 1.8 W (for SoC FPGA).
- Lower power due to increased use of hard IP blocks.
Also lowering cost – the FPGAs require only two power regulator voltages and come in wire-bond packages with small form factor options.
The Cyclone® V SoC FPGA HPS consists of a dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* processor, a rich set of peripherals, and a multiport memory controller shared with logic in the FPGA, giving you the flexibility of programmable logic and the cost savings of hard intellectual property (IP) due to:
- Single- or dual-core processor with up to 925 MHz maximum frequency.
- Hardened embedded peripherals eliminate the need to implement these functions in programmable logic, leaving more FPGA resources for application-specific custom logic and reducing power consumption.
- Hardened multiport memory controller, shared by the processor and FPGA logic, supports DDR2, DDR3, and LPDDR2 devices with integrated error correction code (ECC) support for high-reliability and safety-critical applications.
High-throughput datapaths between the HPS and FPGA fabric provide interconnect performance not possible in two-chip solutions. This tight integration provides:
- Over 100 Gbps peak bandwidth.
- Integrated data coherency.
- Significant system power savings by eliminating the external I/O paths between the processor and the FPGA.
Flexible FPGA Fabric
The FPGA logic fabric lets you differentiate your system by implementing custom IP or off-the-shelf preconfigured IP from Intel or its partners into your designs. This allows you to:
- Adapt quickly to varying or changing interface and protocol standards.
- Add custom hardware in the FPGA to accelerate time-critical algorithms and create a compelling competitive edge.
- Quickly deploy a custom ARM* processor without the extensive design, verification, and non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs required in ASICs.
Because Cyclone® V SoC FPGAs integrate many hard IP blocks, you can lower your overall system cost, power, and design time. SoC FPGAs are more than the sum or their parts. How the processor and FPGA systems work together matters greatly to your system’s performance, reliability, and flexibility. Intel® SoC FPGAs are designed to:
- Preserve the flexibility of processor boot or FPGA configuration sequence, system response to processor reset, and independent memory interfaces of a two-chip solution.
- Maintain data integrity and reliability with integrated ECC.
- Protect DRAM memory shared by the processor and FPGA with an integrated memory protection unit.
- Enable system-level debug with Intel’s FPGA-adaptive debugging for unmatched visibility and control of the whole device.
Not All SoC FPGAs Are Created Equal. Architecture Matters
Learn how to choose the right SoC FPGA for your application from our extensive set of resources, including a short series of videos from processor expert Jim Turley.
With over 30 global clock trees and a power-optimized version of Intel's high-performance MultiTrack routing architecture.
The multiport memory controller hard intellectual property (IP) block brings a new level of productivity and time-to-market advantage.
Intel has taken significant steps to reduce power in Cyclone® V FPGAs.
925 MHz, dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* processor.
The Cyclone® V FPGA family has a flexibility that helps you fully utilize all available transceiver resources and keep designs in a smaller and lower cost device.
Cyclone® V SoC FPGA Architecture
Cyclone® V SoC FPGA devices offers a powerful dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* processor surrounded by a rich set of peripherals and a hardened memory controller. The FPGA fabric, with up to 110K LEs (logic elements), is connected to the hard processor system (HPS) through a high-speed >100 Gbps interconnect backbone.
Learn how to choose the right SoC FPGA for your application.
Intel® Quartus® Prime Software
The Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Suite provides everything you need to design with Intel® SoC FPGAs. It is a complete development package that comes with a user-friendly GUI and technology to help you turn your ideas into reality. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software includes productivity tools to make it easy to build your design, such as:
- Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Technology.1
- Platform Designer (formerly Qsys).
- System Console debugging toolkit.
- Transceiver Toolkit.
- Timing Analyzer.
- Power Analyzer.
Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite
Jump start your firmware and application software development with our Intel® SoC FPGAs Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS), a comprehensive tool suite with:
- Development tools.
- Utility programs.
- Run-time software.
- Application examples.
At the heart of SoC EDS is the exclusive ARM* Development Studio 5 (DS-5*) Intel® SoC FPGA Edition. This toolkit combines the ARM* DS-5 advanced multicore debugging capabilities with FPGA-adaptivity for unprecedented full-chip debugging visibility and control.
Intel® SoC FPGAs are ARM* processor-based and inherit the strength of the ARM* ecosystem. Intel, our ecosystem partners, and the Intel® SoC FPGA user community provide a wide range of options to meet your SoC FPGA development needs.
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