Stratix® IV FPGA Design Tools

Intel's 40 nm Stratix® IV FPGA family is ideal for your high-end digital applications in wireless, wireline, military, broadcast, and many other end markets.

Design Tools


View the webcasts to learn more about the Intel® Stratix® series of high-end FPGAs.

  • Stratix® IV FPGA Signal and Power Integrity: Stratix® IV FPGAs and their high-speed transceivers provide the high bandwidth and good signal integrity. Learn about advanced architecture implementations for robust signal integrity and noise suppression.

Online training is available to provide insight about how to get the most from the features and benefits offered by Stratix® IV FPGAs and Intel® Quartus® Prime software. Learn how to implement the industry's three dominant high-speed serial protocols:

Download Stratix® IV device documentation and utilities, including the following:

The Intel® Quartus® Prime software delivers high performance, high logic utilization, and fast compile times for high-end FPGA designs.

Check out the What's New in Intel® Quartus® Prime Software web page for the latest features and the new device families supported in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. For details on the Intel® Quartus® Prime development tools, and to obtain a copy of the latest version of the software, visit the Intel® Quartus® Prime software web pages.

Intel and members of its intellectual property (IP) partnership program also provide IP cores and reference designs that you can use to accelerate designs for Stratix® IV FPGAs. You can download the cores and use them in software and hardware prior to purchase, allowing you to evaluate features and performance. To find out more about these IP cores, visit the IP web pages.

Design Utility Description
General Resources  
Device family overview Find the right Stratix® IV FPGA to meet your design requirements.
Stratix® IV FPGA applications Learn about the end markets and applications for which Stratix® IV FPGAs are optimized.
High-speed serial I/O solutions center Find everything needed for implementing high-speed serial interfaces with Stratix® IV GX FPGAs, including technical documentation, protocols and IP, signal integrity details, and simulation models.
Signal integrity center Access Stratix® IV GX FPGA signal integrity design resources to help you develop, lay out, and verify your high-speed design.
Literature center See all Stratix® IV FPGA-related documentation.
Software Resources  
Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Learn how the Intel® Quartus® Prime software supports designing with Stratix® IV FPGAs.
IP and reference designs Select off-the-shelf IP core functions from Intel and Intel's partners. IP cores are optimized for Intel devices, reducing design and test time, and can be evaluated in hardware and simulation prior to licensing.

White Papers


Title Description
Leveraging the 40 nm process node to deliver the world's most advanced custom logic device (PDF) This paper discusses 40 nm process benefits over prior nodes, including the 65 nm node and the more recent 45 nm node.
Intel at 40 nm: jitter-, signal integrity-, power-, and process-optimized transceivers (PDF) Discusses how Intel's 40 nm transceiver innovations enable superior jitter, noise, signal integrity, and BER performance at the minimum power.
40 nm power management and advantages (PDF) Learn how 40 nm benefits and Intel's Programmable Power Technology enable the lowest power for high-end FPGAs.


Title Description
Increasing productivity with Quartus II incremental compilation (PDF) This paper describes how an incremental compilation flow can improve your productivity when designing for high-density, high-performance FPGAs.
Guidance for accurately benchmarking FPGAs (PDF) This paper presents a rigorous methodology for accurately benchmarking the capabilities of an FPGA architecture.
Basic principles of signal integrity (PDF) Learn how to overcome signal integrity issues by following good design techniques and simple layout guidelines described in this document.
Performing equivalent timing analysis between TimeQuest and Xilinx* trace (PDF) This paper covers the differences in timing analysis between TimeQuest and Xilinx’s Trace, and explains how to configure the tools to provide equivalent performance comparison.

Stratix® IV FPGA Reference Links