For the ASIC prototype design and simulation market,Intel released the world's largest capacity FPGA

2020.03.24By Mount Song


On November 6th Intel's FPGA Technology Conference in Beijing announced the launch of the world's largest new Stratix 10gx 10M FPGA. Before this, many customers already received the sample piece of this product, now already mass-produced.

STRATIX 10gx 10M FPGA is based on the existing Intel Stratix 10fpga architecture and Intel advanced embedded multi chip interconnect bridge EMIB technology. It uses EMIB technology to fuse two high-density Intel Stratix 10gx FPGA core logic chips (each with a capacity of 5.1 million logic units) with corresponding I / O units. The Intel Stratix 10gx 10M FPGA has 10.2 million logic units and is about 3.7 times as dense as the Stratix 10gx 1SG280 FPGA, the densest device in the original Intel Stratix 10 family.

The ASIC prototype design and simulation market need the current maximum capacity of FPGA especially urgently. There are several suppliers of off-the-shelf COTS ASIC prototype design and simulation system, for these suppliers, the largest FPGA used in ASIC simulation and prototype design system, it means a huge competitive advantage.

In addition, many large semiconductor companies, including Intel, have developed custom prototyping and simulation systems that they use to validate their largest, most complex, and most risky ASSP and SOC designs before streaming. Asic simulation and prototyping systems can help design teams dramatically reduce design risk. As a result, the Intel FPGA, which includes the Intel Stratix 10 FPGA and earlier Stratix III, Stratix IV, and Stratix v Devices, has been used as the basis for many simulation and prototyping systems for more than a decade.

Asic simulation and prototyping systems support a lot of work related to IC and system development, these include: ALGORITHMIC development using real hardware, early SOC software development prior to chip fabrication, RTOS verification, extreme condition testing against hardware and software, and iterative regression testing for continuous design.

Simulation and prototyping systems are designed to help semiconductor manufacturers find and avoid costly hardware and software design flaws before making chips, saving millions of dollars. Chips are much more expensive to fix hardware design flaws after they are made, and often require costly redesigns. When the device is manufactured and delivered to the end customer, the cost of solving these problems is even higher. Because the risks are so high, and the potential savings are so great, these prototyping and simulation systems bring real value to the IC design team.

With large FPGAS, large Asic, ASSP, and SOC designs can be incorporated into as few FPGA devices as possible. The Intel Stratix 10gx 10M FPGA is the latest in a series of large FPGAS for such applications. The new Intel Stratix 10 FPGA supports the development of a simulation and prototype design system for digital IC design using billion ASIC gates. The Intel Stratix 10gx 10M FPGA, which includes 10.2 million logic units, now supports the Intel quartus prime suite. The suite uses a new dedicated IP, clear support for Asic simulation and prototype design.

Intel Stratix 10gx 10M FPGA was the first Intel FPGA to use EMIB technology to logically and electrically integrate two FPGA construction chips. On the device, tens of thousands of connections are made between two FPGA constructs via multiple emibs, resulting in a high bandwidth connection between the two FPGA constructs.