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.

See also: Cyclone® V FPGA Design SoftwareDesign StoreDownloadsDocumentationCommunity, and Support

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.

Cyclone® V E FPGA

Optimized for lowest system cost and power for a wide spectrum of general logic and DSP applications.

Cyclone® V GX FPGA

Optimized for lowest cost and power for 614 Mbps to 3.125 Gbps transceiver applications.

Cyclone® V GT FPGA

FPGA industry’s lowest cost and power for 6.144 Gbps transceiver applications.

Cyclone® V SE FPGA

Integrated ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Processor System optimized for lowest system cost and power for a wide spectrum of general logic and DSP applications.

Cyclone® V SX FPGA

Integrated ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Processor System optimized for lowest cost and power for 614 Mbps to 3.125 Gbps transceiver applications.

Cyclone® V ST FPGA

Integrated ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Processor System - FPGA industry’s lowest cost and power for 6.144 Gbps transceiver applications.

Cyclone® V GX FPGA

Cyclone® V FPGAs provide industry's low system cost and power, and SoC FPGA variants with an ARM*-based HPS.

Compare
Product Name
Status
Launch Date
Logic Elements (LE)
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Blocks
Maximum Embedded Memory
Package Options
Price
Cyclone® V 5CGXC7 FPGA Launched 2011 149500 156 7.696 Mb M484, U484, F484, F672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CSXC2 FPGA Launched 2012 25000 36 1.538 Mb U672
Cyclone® V 5CSXC6 FPGA Launched 2012 110000 112 6.191 Mb U672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CSTD5 FPGA Launched 2012 85000 87 4.45 Mb F896
Cyclone® V 5CSTD6 FPGA Launched 2012 110000 112 6.191 Mb F896
Cyclone® V 5CSEA6 FPGA Launched 2012 110000 112 6.191 Mb U484, U672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CSEA5 FPGA Launched 2012 85000 87 4.45 Mb U484, U672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CSEA4 FPGA Launched 2012 40000 84 2.931 Mb U484, U672
Cyclone® V 5CSEA2 FPGA Launched 2012 25000 36 1.538 Mb U484, U672
Cyclone® V 5CSXC4 FPGA Launched 2012 40000 84 2.931 Mb U672
Cyclone® V 5CSXC5 FPGA Launched 2012 85000 87 4.45 Mb U672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CGXC5 FPGA Launched 2011 77000 150 4.884 Mb M301, M383, U484, F484, F672
Cyclone® V 5CEA2 FPGA Launched 2011 25000 25 1.956 Mb M383, U324, U484, F256, F484
Cyclone® V 5CGXC9 FPGA Launched 2011 301000 342 13.917 Mb U484, F484, F672, F896, F115
Cyclone® V 5CGXC4 FPGA Launched 2011 50000 70 2.795 Mb M301, M383, U484, F484, F672
Cyclone® V 5CGXC3 FPGA Launched 2011 35500 57 1.641 Mb U324, U484, F484
Cyclone® V 5CGTD9 FPGA Launched 2011 301000 342 13.917 Mb U484, F484, F672, F896, F1152
Cyclone® V 5CGTD7 FPGA Launched 2011 149500 156 7.696 Mb M484, U484, F484, F672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CGTD5 FPGA Launched 2011 77000 150 4.884 Mb M301, M383, U484, F484, F672
Cyclone® V 5CEA7 FPGA Launched 2011 149500 156 7.696 Mb M484, U484, F484, F672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CEA9 FPGA Launched 2011 301000 342 13.917 Mb U484, F484, F672, F896
Cyclone® V 5CEA5 FPGA Launched 2011 77000 150 4.884 Gb M383, U484, F484
Cyclone® V 5CEA4 FPGA Launched 2011 49000 66 3.383 Gb M383, U324, U484, F256, F484

Benefits

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.

Learn more ›

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:

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.

ARM*-Based HPS

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-Bandwidth Interconnect

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.

Architecture Matters

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.

Features

Architecture

With over 30 global clock trees and a power-optimized version of Intel's high-performance MultiTrack routing architecture.

Memory

The multiport memory controller hard intellectual property (IP) block brings a new level of productivity and time-to-market advantage.

Power

Intel has taken significant steps to reduce power in Cyclone® V FPGAs.

Processor

925 MHz, dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* processor.

Transceivers

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.

Learn more

Design Tools

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.

Learn more

System Board Designers

Get started on your board today.

Embedded Software Engineers

Get started on your software today with the Cyclone® V SoC Development Kit.

Learn more

Configuration Center

Learn about the Cyclone® V FPGA configuration solution that best fits your requirements.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

Ecosystem


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.

Applications

Cyclone® V FPGAs provide the industry’s lowest system cost, lowest power FPGA solution as well as small form-factor package options (as small as 11x11 mm2). These advantages, along with its performance and logic utilization, result in devices optimized for differentiating your high-volume applications. The abundance of hard intellectual property (IP) blocks in the core FPGA fabric, such as variable precision digital signal processing (DSP) blocks, multiport memory controllers, and PCI Express* Gen2 hardened IP with multifunction enable you to do more with less overall system cost and design time. As ready-to-use functions, these hard IP blocks will ease your development process and consume less power, and in the case of hardened memory controllers, less board space vs. soft logic. They’ll also free up more logic resources that you can devote to unique features that will differentiate your products.

Industrial

Industrial networking, motor control.

Wireless

Mobile backhaul, remote radio heads, picocell.

Wireline

Access routers, control plane.

Broadcast

Capture cards, video conversion.

Consumer

Displays.

Automotive

Infotainment, drive assistance, battery management.

Product and Performance Information

1

OpenCL and the OpenCL logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. used by permission by Khronos.