Intel® FPGA SmartNIC

Intel FPGA SmartNICs are network adapter cards with hardware programmable accelerators and Ethernet connectivity that can accelerate infrastructure applications running on the host CPU.

Intel® FPGA SmartNIC

Platforms Features Target Acceleration Workloads Related Documents

Intel® FPGA SmartNIC N6000-PL Platform


  • 2x100GE connectivity
  • High performanceThe Intel® Agilex™ F-Series FPGA
  • Two variants, one with integrated Intel Ethernet Controller
  • Integrated 1588 PTP / SyncE
  • 4G/5G Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN)
  • Virtual Cell Site Router (vCSR)
  • 5G User Plane Function (UPF)
  • SMPTE ST2110 Professional Media over Managed IP Networks

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Silicom FPGA SmartNIC N6010 demo video ›

WNC FPGA SmartNIC N6010 demo video ›

Silicom FPGA SmartNIC N5010 Series


  • 4x100GE connectivity
  • Intel® Stratix® 10 DX FPGA
  • 32GB DRAM, 8GB HBM, 144 Mb QDR IV SRAM
  • Two variants, one with integrated Intel® Ethernet Controllers
  • 5G User Plane Function (UPF)
  • 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF)
  • Virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG)
  • Virtual Firewall
  • IP Security (IPSec)
  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • High-Performance Computing
Solution brief: 
Intel SmartNICs Boost Broadband Performance ›

Platform Selector Guide

Features Intel® FPGA SmartNIC N6000-PL Platform Silicom FPGA SmartNIC N5013/N5014
Platform Category
Target Market SmartNIC for Comms SmartNIC for Comms
Type FPGA SmartNIC Platform FPGA SmartNIC
FPGA Resources
FPGA Intel® Agilex™ F-Series SoC FPGA Intel® Stratix® 10 DX
Logic Elements 1,437K 2,100K
On-Chip Memory 190Mb 239.5 Mb
DSP Blocks 4,510 7,920
Type Quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53 Processor
DDR4 16GB for FPGA, 1GB for Processor
32 GB
SRAM - 144 Mb QDR IV
HBM - 8 GB
Flash 2 GB
Interfaces and Modules
PCI Express* 4.0 x8 to FPGA & 4.0 x8 to Ethernet controller (N6000)
4.0 x16
  4.0 x16 to FPGA (N6001)
QSFP Interface x2 x4
Network Interface 2 x 100 Gbps
4 x 100 Gbps
  Intel Ethernet Controller E810-CAM2 (N6001)
Dual Intel Ethernet Controller E810-CAM1 (N5014)
Intel® MAX® 10 FPGA Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Yes Yes
Mechanical, Thermal, and Power
Form Factor ½ length, full height ¾ length, full height
Width Single slot Dual slot
Maximum Power Consumption (TDP) 75W (N6000), 100W (N6001)
225 W
Tools Support
Intel® Open FPGA Stack (OFS) Yes Yes
Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Yes Yes
Intel oneAPI Toolkits TBD -
Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Yes Yes
Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ Toolkit - -
P4 - -
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