Cyclone® V SoC FPGAs provide the industry's lowest system cost and power. The SoC FPGA high-performance levels are ideal for differentiating high-volume applications, such as industrial motor control drives, protocol bridging, video converter and capture cards, and handheld devices. SoC FPGAs come in a wide range of programmable logic densities with many system-level functions hardened in silicon — a dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 Hard Processor System (HPS), embedded peripherals, multiport memory controllers, serial transceivers, and PCI Express* (PCIe*) ports.
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:
High-throughput datapaths between the HPS and FPGA fabric provide interconnect performance not possible in two-chip solutions. This tight integration provides:
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:
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:
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Cyclone® V SoC FPGAs 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.
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:
Jump start your firmware and application software development with our Intel® SoC FPGAs Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS), a comprehensive tool suite with:
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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