System Architect Developer Center

FPGAs are used across a broad range of systems. The System Architect Developer Center provides you with information on how Intel® FPGAs can add value to your system design. 

Please use the links below to access the learning and support resources.

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Data Center Intel® FPGAs are a critical element in many emerging technologies. Select the links on the left to see how Intel FPGA technology is shaping the future.
Broadcast
Drones
Industrial
Internet of Things
Machine Vision
Medical  Technology
Smart Grid
Military
Applications For more information on applications for Intel® FPGAs visit our applications page.
Solutions Visit our solutions page for easy-to-use, world-class solutions that can be integrated seamlessly into your design.
Intel FPGA System Design Journal Read current and previously published editions of Intel's FPGA System Design Journal.

Explore Intel® FPGA products and capabilities as well as our extensive suite of intellectual property (IP) cores.

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Overview

Intel® FPGAs offer a wide variety of configurable embedded SRAM, high-speed transceivers, high-speed I/Os, logic blocks, and routing. Built-in IP combined with outstanding software tools lower FPGA development time, power, and cost. 

  • Intel Stratix® series: The Intel Stratix device family enables you to deliver high-performance, state-of-the-art products to market faster with lower risk and higher productivity.  
  • Intel Arria® series: The Intel Arria device family delivers optimal performance and power efficiency in the midrange.  
  • Intel Cyclone® series: The Intel Cyclone device family is built to meet your low-power, cost-sensitive design needs that enables you to get to market faster. 
  • Intel MAX® series: The Intel MAX device family revolutionize non-volatile integration by delivering advanced processing capabilities in a low-cost, instant-on, small form factor programmable logic device. 
  • Configuration devices: Intel FPGA configuration devices are the ideal complement to our FPGAs. 
Intel SoC FPGAs Intel SoC FPGAs integrate an ARM*-based hard processor system (HPS) consisting of processors, peripherals, and memory interfaces with the FPGA fabric using a high-bandwidth interconnect backbone. It combines the performance and power savings of hard IP with the flexibility of programmable logic.
Intellectual Property Overview   The Intel FPGA IP portfolio includes a unique combination of soft and hardened IP cores along with reference designs to complement your application’s performance and IP strategies. On top of that, our straightforward selection of development kits give you the flexibility to test multiple types of platforms using a single board. 
Intellectual Property Selector This website allows you to select and sort IP by technology, provider, and end market.
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Power Resource Center Combining Intel® FPGAs and SoCs with Intel Enpirion® power products enables optimized solutions with:
  • Validated reference designs and development kits: Faster time to market while lowering risk and minimizing costly, time-consuming board spins
  • Higher system efficiency: Lower power consumption and less heat
  • A highly integrated and more power dense footprint: Advanced functionality in a small solution size
  • Fewer components and a single supplier: Increase system reliability, lower cost, and streamline manufacturing
  • Easy-to-use planning and design tools: Spend less time and frustration on design, more time on your core IP
  • Create your My Intel account from the My Intel page.
  • Your My Intel account allows you to file a service request, register for a class, download software, access resources, training courses, and much more.

This figure shows the typical design flow using an Intel® FPGA or SoC FPGA device. For more detailed explanation of each step, refer to the AN 597 Getting Started Flow for Board Designs.

 

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New to FPGAs FPGA is an acronym for Field Programmable Gate Array. It is a semiconductor IC where a large majority of the electrical functionality inside the device can be changed. The functionality can be changed by the design engineer, changed during the PCB assembly process, or even changed after the equipment has been shipped to customers out in the field.
Read Me First A starting place to quickly understand and use Intel® products, collateral, and resources. 
Download and Installation Support Resources You have several options for software download, software updates, and additional device support. The option you choose depends on your download speed, design requirements, and installation methods.
Technical Training Intel FPGA Technical Training offers training to help you sharpen your competitive edge. Take advantage of the interactivity of one of our instructor-led/virtual classroom courses, or the flexibility and convenience of an online course today.

Help is just a click away! The Support Center provides online technical resources from training classes to design examples to forums that guide you through every step of the design process.

Intel FPGA Comunnity is a community website that enables collaboration between different users of Intel® FPGA products. Check the "Embedded Design Suite (EDS)" and "SoC Discussion" sections. Use the search engine to find relevant material. You are also encouraged to update and contribute. 

Your My Intel account allows you to file a service request. You can also use it to register for a training class and access other resources. Registration is required.

Explore Other Developer Centers

For other design guidelines, visit the following Developer Centers:

  • Board Developer Center - Contains detailed guidelines and considerations for high-speed PCB designs with Intel® FPGAs and SoC FPGAs
  • Embedded Software Developer Center - Contains guidance on how to design in an embedded environment with SoC FPGAs
  • FPGA Developer Center - Contains resources to complete your Intel® FPGA design

Click on the following links below to explore other Developer Centers now.