Altera's Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs deliver over 60% higher performance and up to 40% lower power compared to prior-generation midrange FPGAs, as well as up to 15% higher performance and up to 60% lower power compared to prior-generation high-end FPGAs. With a high-performance logic fabric and transceiver performance of up to 28.05 Gbps for chip-to-chip and chip-to-module interfaces as well as backplane support up to 17.4 Gbps, Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs deliver the integration needed to address a wide range of applications for many industries, including communications, defense, broadcast, high-performance computing, test, and medical.
The balance of high-performance and low-power capabilities of Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs is ideally suited for wireless base stations, mobile backhaul, and remote radio head designs. With a comprehensive set of power reduction features, Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs reduce power by up to 40% compared to prior-generation midrange devices. The Arria 10 FPGA's core performance of over 500 MHz enables 5X oversampling to provide users 100 MHz of RF bandwidth. By offering higher numbers of variable-precision digital signal processing (DSP) blocks and dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A9 processor options, along with support for Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI), small form factor pluggable (SFP), and JESD protocols, Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs are low-risk design alternatives to application-specific integrated circuits. They have the added benefit of adaptability and reprogrammability to accommodate emerging and evolving protocols.
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10x10G Optical Transport
As 100G transmission equipment becomes more widely deployed, Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs provide a path to lower power and system cost. In addition, the up to 53 Mb of embedded RAM, hard silcon IP for 10G/40G-BASEKR forward error correction (FEC), and broad support for Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) protocols and Interlaken, as well as SoC options for Arria 10 devices provide tools to distinguish your product features in the areas of switching, security, monitoring, self-test, and traffic and policy management.
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Initiatives from Naval Research Lab and other sources are seeking out new ways to develop flexible, multi-mission RADAR, or 'FlexDAR' capabilities. Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs provide the power and programmability options necessary for FlexDAR design. Secure communications, avionics, and navigation system designs are also ideal for implementation in Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs. These applications will benefit from lower power, high transceiver channel count, over 3,000 multipliers, as well as faster and more advanced variable-precision DSP blocks and SoC capabilities. Users also benefit from productivity enhancing design development options like DSP Builder and support for Open Computing Language (OpenCLTM).
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Broadcast and Professional Audio-Visual Equipment
Arria 10 FPGA offers the most power-, space-, and cost-efficient integration of video and image processing including 4K, 3D, and CODECs for the shortest time-to-market for production studio equipment. The generous embedded memory and external memory bandwidth support 4K and 3D processing, and high transceiver counts support management and processing up to 96 full rate channels, or 72 independent channels of 10G serial digital interface (SDI).
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Additional End Markets
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