Intel® FPGA configuration devices (formerly Altera®) are the ideal complement to our FPGAs. Our serial configuration devices are designed to support specific Intel FPGA families.

Intel's FPGA configuration devices are the industry's easiest-to-use configuration devices:

  • These devices receive regression testing with Intel tools and are fully supported by technical support
  • Guaranteed to work with all Intel intellectual property (IP) blocks, such as the serial flash loader or ASMI parallel IP blocks
  • Designed for maximum efficiency
  • Offer in-system programmability (ISP) and reprogramming capabilities not available with one-time-programmable devices
  • Provide longer life cycles than commodity serial flash products

 

The Intel® FPGA configuration devices have the following advantages:

  • Reliability: they typically support a minimum of 100,000 erase cycles per sector and a minimum of 20 years data retention. As a result, their management is simpler, with no need for error correction and bad block management
  • Low pin count requirement: a quad SPI flash device typically requires six pins, but it can be used with as few as four pins when being used as a replacement for an EPCS device
  • High bandwidth 

 

Intel® FPGA configuration devices work with dedicated logic in Cyclone®, Stratix®, and Arria® devices to implement reliable remote system upgrade. Dedicated recovery circuitry guarantees "always operational" functionality by ensuring that even if an update or configuration error occurs, the FPGA always return to a known state to operate correctly.

The current list of devices is presented below:

 

Configuration
Device Family

Serial Configuration
Device
Capacity Package  Voltage FPGA Product Family Compatibility
EPCQ-L EPCQL256

256 Mb

24-ball BGA

1.8 V

Stratix 10, Arria 10 and  Cyclone 10 GX FPGAs
EPCQL512

512 Mb

24-ball BGA

1.8 V

EPCQL1024

1,024 Mb

24-ball BGA

1.8 V

EPCQ EPCQ16

16 Mb

8-pin SOIC

3.3 V

Stratix V, Arria V, Cyclone V, Cyclone 10 LP and earlier FPGA famalies
EPCQ32

32 Mb

8-pin SOIC

3.3 V

EPCQ64

64 Mb

16-pin SOIC

3.3 V

EPCQ128

128 Mb

16-pin SOIC

3.3 V

EPCQ256

256 Mb

16-pin SOIC

3.3 V

Stratix V, Arria V and Cyclone V FPGAs

EPCQ512/A

512 Mb

16-pin SOIC

3.3 V

 

 

 

 

EPCS

EPCS1

1 Mb

8-pin SOIC

3.3 V

 

 

 

Compatible with Stratix IV, Arria II, Cyclone 10 LP and earlier FPGA famalies

 

EPCQ family (Asx1 mode) is recommended for new designs

EPCS4

4 Mb

8-pin SOIC

3.3 V

EPCS16

16 Mb

8-pin SOIC

3.3 V

EPCS64

64 Mb

16-pin SOIC

3.3 V

EPCS128

128 Mb

16-pin SOIC

3.3 V