Security Applications Run Fast on Intel® FPGAs
Intel offers broad ecosystem support for programmable FPGAs and SoCs with hardened encryption blocks in Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs.
Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs
Support high-end use cases with advanced IP and the latest hardware. 3D system-in-package (SIP) technology and integrated 10nm SuperFin Technology bring better performance and power consumption to networking and edge compute.
Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs
Mainstream performance for network encryption. Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs feature revolutionary Intel® Hyperflex™ architecture and Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology for better gen-over-gen optimization.
Flexible range of applications
|Up to 58 Gbps transceivers||Up to 116 Gbps transceivers||Up to 116 Gbps transceivers|
|PCIe Gen 4||PCIe Gen 5||PCIe Gen 5|
|DDR4 SDRAM||DDR4 SDRAM||DDR5 and Intel® Optane™ persistent memory|
|(Optional) Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 SoC||Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 SoC||Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 SoC|
|Compute Express Link (CXL) to Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors||Compute Express Link (CXL) to Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor|
Embedded performance and power efficiency
5G communications, cloud computing, NFV
Bandwidth-intensive, custom servers for CSPs
Optimized for AI applications
|28 Gbps NRZ transceivers||28 Gbps NRZ transceivers||28 Gbps NRZ transceivers or 58 Gbps PAM-4 transceivers||58 Gbps PAM-4 transceivers||58 Gbps PAM-4 transceivers|
|PCIe Gen 3||PCIe Gen 3||PCIe Gen 3||PCIe Gen 4||PCIe Gen 3|
|Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53||Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53||Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53||Quad-core Arm Cortex-A53|
|Up to 512 Gbps HBM2 DRAM SIP||Up to 512 Gbps HBM2 DRAM SIP|
|Dual mode modulation for backwards compatibility||Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel® UPI) for direct connection to Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors||AI Tensor Block with up to 143 INT8 TOPS at ~1 TOPS/W|
Frequently Asked Questions
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are integrated circuits with logic that can be programmed or changed before or after deployment. FPGAs are often used to offload key workloads from other processors, like the CPU, to improve overall system performance. Multiple FPGAs can be deployed in a configuration, allowing for greater parallelization of workloads. In the context of data security, Intel® FPGAs also offer dedicated hardware blocks for data encryption, to help improve the performance and security of network traffic.
FPGAs can help harden a network from malware and other attacks by accelerating data encryption and making it more efficient. There are no specific threats that FPGAs are designed to defend against. However, Intel® FPGAs also offer embedded security and manageability features, like Secure Device Manager, that help prevent the FPGA from being compromised.
Telcos, CSPs, enterprise data centers, and virtually any business with a network can benefit from FPGA data security. FPGAs can be used to help secure data the moment it enters the network perimeter through remote waystations, Ethernet pipelines, VPN endpoints, or other channels. In many cases, it pays to encrypt data at every node in the fabric, and not just at the perimeter, to help defend against internal vectors of attack.