Intel's Arria® V SoC FPGA is the industry's highest performance 28 nm SoC FPGA with the lowest total power for midrange applications such as remote radio units, 10G/40G line cards, medical imaging, and broadcast studio equipment. The combination of a hard processor system (HPS) consisting of a dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 processor, peripherals, and memory interfaces with flexible 28 nm FPGA fabric lets you reduce system power, cost, and board space.
SoC FPGAs are more than the sum or their parts. It is critically important to understand how the processor and FPGA systems work together to accomplish each task. When you choose an SoC FPGA for your next design, architecture matters. Intel® SoC FPGAs are designed to:
Learn how to choose the right SoC FPGA for your application from our extensive set of resources, including a short series of videos from processor expert Jim Turley.
|Device||All Arria® V SoC FPGA Devices (SX, ST)|
Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor with ARM CoreSight* debug and trace technology
|Coprocessors||ARM NEON* media processing engine with Vector Floating-Point (VFP) v3 double-precision floating point unit for each processor, Snoop Control Unit (SCU), Acceleration Coherency Port (ACP)|
|Level 1 cache||32 KB L1 instruction cache, 32 KB L1 data cache|
|Level 2 cache||512 KB shared L2 cache|
|On-chip memory||64 KB on-chip RAM, 64 KB on-chip ROM|
|HPS hard memory controller||
Multiport SDRAM controller with support for DDR2, DDR3, DDR3L, and LPDDR2 with optional error correction code (ECC) support
|Quad serial peripheral interface (SPI) flash controller||Supports SPIx1, SPIx2, or SPIx4 (quad SPI) serial NOR flash devices
Up to four chip selects
Supports SD, eSD, SDIO, eSDIO, MMC, eMMC, and CE-ATA with integrated DMA
|NAND flash controller||Supports 8 bit ONFI 1.0 NAND flash devices
Programmable hardware ECC for Single-Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) devices
|Ethernet media access controller (EMAC)||2 x 10/100/1000 EMAC with RGMII external PHY interface and integrated DMA|
|USB On-The-Go controller (OTG)||2 x USB 2.0 OTG controllers with ULPI external PHY interface and integrated DMA|
|UART controller||2 x UART 16550 compatible|
|SPI controller||2 x SPI masters
2 x SPI slaves
|I2C controller||4 x I2C|
|General-purpose I/O (GPIO)||Up to 71 GPIO and 14 input-only pins, with digital de-bounce and configurable interrupt mode|
|Direct memory access (DMA) controller||8-channel direct memory access (DMA)
Supports flow control with 31 peripheral handshake interfaces
|Timers||Private interval and watchdog timer for each processor
Global timer for processor subsystem
4X general-purpose timers
2X watchdog timers
|Maximum HPS I/O||208|
|HPS phased-locked loops (PLLs)||3|
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Jump start your firmware and application software development with our Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS), a comprehensive tool suite with:
At the heart of the 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® 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:
Arria® V SoC FPGA includes a sophisticated high-performance multicore ARM* Cortex*-A9 processor. This processor can be used for a wide range of functions from very simple bare-metal applications running on one of the available cores to high-bandwidth, low-latency , real-time operations.
The Arria® V SoC FPGAs have been designed to meet the performance, power, and cost requirements for applications such as: