Intel Broadens FPGA Range with New Products Across All Six FPGA Platforms

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by Anton Shilov on September 15, 2023 4:30 PM EST

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Intel's Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) is broadening its FPGA product scope pinch nan preamble of six new programmable platforms aimed astatine different types of customers and workloads. In summation to a caller sub-family of Agilex 5-series offerings, Intel is launching its all-new Agilex 3 bid offerings on pinch caller Agilex.

The highlight of today's announcement is nan Intel Agilex 3 FPGA series of powerfulness and cost-optimized FPGAs successful compact shape factors. The family includes the Agilex 3 B-series FPGAs that boast a higher I/O density successful compact shape factors (compared to Intel Max 10 FPGAs) and are optimized for committee and strategy management, including server level guidance applications. 

On nan different broadside of nan Agilex 3 spectrum is the C-series FPGAs that are engineered to supply supplementary capabilities, making them apt for a wide spectrum of analyzable programmable logic devices (CPLD) and FPGA applications crossed various industries. Intel says that its Agilex 3-series FPGAs will beryllium disposable soon without disclosing erstwhile exactly.

Another noteworthy preamble is nan Intel Agilex 5 FPGA E-series based connected nan 2nd Generation Hyperflex FPGA architecture and tailored for embedded separator applications and truthful featuring precocious capacity efficiency. Intel produces these FPGAs successful location utilizing its Intel 7 manufacturing exertion (formerly known arsenic 10 nm Enhanced SuperFin), which is why it says that these parts present 1.6 times higher capacity per watt compared to competing FPGAs made connected a 16 nm-class process exertion (possibly referring to Xilinx's FPGAs built successful this process node). Additionally, this FPGA series integrates an AI tensor block, a characteristic antecedently exclusive to Intel's premium programmable parts, positioning it arsenic a solution for separator AI tasks. Intel will commencement sampling Agilex 5 E-series parts pinch creation package successful Q1 2024. A strategy simulator for these FPGAs will beryllium disposable successful nan unreality successful precocious 2024.

Intel besides said that it had begun shipments of its Intel Agilex 7 FPGAs pinch nan R-Tile chiplet. These FPGAs connection a PCIe 5.0 interface pinch nan CXL protocol connected apical that let to quickly deploy programmable accelerators for circumstantial tasks that tin use from higher bandwidth and little latencies.

In summation to revealing caller FPGAs, Intel besides said that nan first commercialized merchandise based connected its F2000X infrastructure processing portion level is now shipping. The portion is nan Napatech F2070X IPU that has 2 100 GbE ports and is powered by the Agilex AGFC023 FPGA and an Intel Xeon D SoC.

Rounding disconnected nan caller introductions is the Nios V/c compact microcontroller, which is simply a soft-core IP, based connected nan RISC-V architecture, which tin beryllium programmed utilizing nan company's Quartus Prime Pro software.

Source: Intel

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