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Intel Introduces Versatile New FPGA for Industrial and Automotive Markets

Intel Introduces Versatile New FPGA for Industrial and Automotive Markets
April 20, 2017 | Source: Intel Newsroom, newsroom.intel.com, 13 February 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--To serve the growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, Intel Corporation today announced the Intel® Cyclone® 10 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Designed to deliver fast and power-efficient processing, they have a variety of uses, including for automotive, industrial automation, pro audio visual and vision systems.

As the “things” become more connected and able to share volumes of real-time data among themselves, data become more difficult to process. Information coming in from sensors and cameras in buildings, factories, homes and vehicles at an increasing rate can no longer be adequately handled by microprocessors or microcontrollers alone.

High-performance processing devices such as Intel’s FPGAs are able to collect and send data, and make real-time decisions based on the input from IoT devices. FPGAs can be programmed to deliver the specific level of computing and functions required by different IoT applications.

The Cyclone® 10 FPGAs – Cyclone® 10 GX and Cyclone® 10 LP – have their own unique features to address different design team needs.

Cyclone 10 GX is unique among other low-cost FPGAs as it can support 10G transceivers and hard floating point DSP (digital signal processing). It offers 2-times the performance increase over the previous generation of Cyclone. The architectural innovation in the implementation of IEEE 754 single-precision hardened floating-point DSP blocks can enable processing rates up to 134 GFLOPs (giga floating-point operations per second). This is important for engineers needing higher performance using the FPGA for applications such as motion or motor control systems.

Markets for Intel Cyclone 10 GX include those where high I/O performance and core speed are key requirements. Uses include industrial machine vision and smart city applications that provide surveillance in parking lots , on roads and on bridges. Cyclone 10 GX is also well-suited to support pro AV technologies, such as video streaming applications.