Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs Address a Wide Range of Applications

Intel® Cyclone® 10 FPGAs deliver 2X the performance(1)† compared to prior-generation of Cyclone FPGAs. With a high-performance FPGA fabric, LVDS, and chip-to-chip transceiver performance of up to 12.5 Gbps, Intel Cyclone 10 GX FPGA meets the requirements for the next generations of machine and smart vision, automotive infotainment, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), Pro-AV, and test applications.

 

Machine Vision

The need for increasing sensor resolution with resulting flexible interfaces, coupled with local video analytic requirements, high-capacity frame stores, and changing evolving interface standards to host processors are some of the challenges designers are facing.

In addition to offering faster transceiver speed of up to 12.5 Gbps and supporting evolving camera interfaces, such as GigE Vision, USB 3.1, CoaXPress, and Camera Link, Intel Cyclone 10 GX devices provide substantial integration of a wide range of vision functions, such as image capture, scaling, high-performance preprocessing, and communication functions. These features enable machine vision designers a faster time-to-market strategy.

Video Processing and Connectivity

  • Deliver stunning HD video resolution with the updated Video and Image Processing Suite. Twenty cores featuring a wide range of functions capable of HD video functions include: 
    • Chroma Resampler
    • Gamma Corrector
    • 2D FIR
    • Interlacer / Deinterlacer
    • Color Plane Sequencer
    • Color Space Converter
  • Implement the latest video connectivity standard1 with our latest design guidelines for Intel Cyclone 10 GX FPGAs
    • To use serial digital interface (SDI) on Intel Cyclone 10 GX FPGAs with or without an external VCXO
    • Get started with Multirate SDI with up to 12.5 Gbps on Intel Cyclone 10 GX FPGAs
  • Get started with video processing design examples in the Intel® FPGA Design Store.

Learn more about Intel's support for Embedded Vision on the Intelligent Vision and Video web page.

Smart Vision

When coupled with computer vision and the Intel® Architecture, Intel Cyclone® 10 GX FPGA supports the heterogeneous compute platform to optimally execute image sensor pipelines and vision analytics algorithms in one holistic system. Specifically, while the Intel Architecture simplifies the design flow by abstracting the heterogeneity of our customers' design through a user-friendly compute Intel Computer Vision SDK platform, the Intel Cyclone 10 GX device family enables accelerations of complex algorithms, such as motion detection, facial recognition, and object detection for better real-time analytics in the areas of intelligent vision and smart video/surveillance.

Learn more about Intel's FPGA support for Embedded Vision applications on the Intelligent Vision and Video web page.

Industrial Fog Computing in SDA Environments

Industrial Fog Computing for Software Defined Automation (SDA) requires scalable compute, acceleration, and flexible connectivity at the Plant Fog, Cell-level Fog, and Machine Fog Nodes (MFNs).

At the plant level, the primary SDA component is orchestration of the resources below it. This imposes requirements on cell-level fog nodes and MFNs to change persona based on the requirements dictated by the Orchestration software like the Wind River Titanium server. Therefore, hardware re-configurability is an emerging requirement.

Off-load and acceleration of processor workloads, for example, crypto acceleration, machine learning (classification and training), and accelerated processing of streaming data (Apache Spark) are required both to address performance, latency, and total controller power requirements.

Finally, while OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) over Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) is the emerging solution for interoperability and network determinism, it exists in the context of support for legacy industrial Ethernet with the ability required by controllers to swap in and out different industrial Ethernet interfaces on demand by the Orchestration software.

The Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX device is the ideal companion chip for Intel processors to implement hardware re-configurability with partial reconfiguration, workload acceleration with fast FPGA fabric, and flexible connectivity through programmability quickly and efficiently with significant performance gains and power savings.

 

Industrial Drives

Unlike traditional motor control drive designs based on ASICs, ASSPs, microcontrollers, and digital signal processing (DSP) devices, a drive system based on a single Intel® FPGA platform (as shown above) provides a scalable platform that supports diverse drive needs.

Designing with Intel Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs enables a reduction in overall cost through:

  • System integration: Lower bill of materials (BOM), power consumption, and reliability challenges by integrating industrial networking, functional safety, encoder, and power stage interfaces and DSP control algorithms in a single device.
  • Scalable performance: Use a single scalable platform across entire product lines. Achieve higher performance with faster and more advanced control loops.
  • Functional safety: Reduce compliance time and effort. Intel was the first FPGA supplier to obtain qualification of our devices and tools under the Machinery Directive safety standard IEC 61508. 
    • Lockstep processing with Nios® II processor was developed by Intel to enable safety designers to utilize the flexibility of the certified Nios II processor, bringing their solutions to market while meeting the stringent requirements of safety certification

Single event upset (SEU) scrubbing and partial reconfiguration are supported as standard functions.

Learn more about functional safety on the Functional Safety web page.

Learn more about Intel's FPGA support for industrial applications on the Industrial Overview web page.

Pro A/V

Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs offer power, space, and cost-efficient integration of video and image processing for the shortest time to market for Pro A/V equipment.

Increasing digitization and move towards more numerous and adhoc meeting spaces known as huddle rooms are driving the requirement for lower total cost of ownership.

Intel Cyclone 10 FPGAs deliver a cost-sensitive solution that is optimized for HD video systems with the ability to support HDR video at the right cost point with up to 72 bit wide of EMIF interface at up to 1,866 Mbps, which enable fast cost-effective frame stores. Intel Cyclone 10 FPGAs also offer 12.5 Gbps transceivers that enable both serial digital interface (SDI) and DisplayPort interface support.

Additional End Markets

For more information on how to use Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX FPGAs in other applications, refer to the following pages:

1 Compared to previous generation Cyclone FPGAs, cost comparisons are based on list price. Tests measure performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase.  For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks.